Tournament: Roland Garros
Category: Grand Slam
Location: Paris, France
Date: 27.05.2016 at 11am
Two-time Wimbledon champion, World Ranked No. 12 Petra Kvitova Plays World No. 108 Shelby Rogers. This match will be played on an outdoor clay court.Shelby Rogers locked up a main draw spot at Roland Garros and what is significant, it was her main goal she started the year with: “That was the goal, and I did it,” the 23-year-old Charleston touring pro said.Shelby Rogers is currently No. 108 in the world but will move up in the rankings after two upset victories in the French Open.“Paris has been lovely and I’m looking forward to facing another tough opponent that has had a lot of success. I will try to keep doing what I have been doing and bring my best game on Friday and enjoy the moment,” said RogersRogers will be playing for $80,000 extra in Friday’s match alone, having already earned a payday of $114,000 in Paris.Shelby will face French Open 10th seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the round of 32.Rogers is enthusiastic about her chances: “I am very excited to be in the third round,” she said after her second-round conquest of 49th-ranked Elena Vesnina, heading into third-round match against Petra Kvitova.“We’re the only ones out there. It’s all us out there. … It’s definitely a huge mental game, and you have to really believe in yourself and be a confident person and be really confident in what you’re doing as far as your game goes, Rogers said about her mental approach.”As for the future and the desire to win a Grand Slam event, Rogers said, “It’s definitely a process-oriented mindset. Nothing can happen overnight. You can have a good week, sure, but it’s doing the little things right that will pay off in the long run and make me that consistent player that can do well week in and week out. So take care of the details and the success will come.”The 26-year-old Petra Kvitova posted a straight-sets 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the world number 80 Sui-Wei Hsieh on Wednesday and showed signs of a return to form.
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