TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Ashleigh Barty takes on Shelby Rogers in the Round of 32 on Saturday, September 4th, 2021.
Will Shelby Rogers get one of the biggest wins of her career as she aims to shock everyone and knock out the title favourite? Will Ashleigh Barty continue to cruise through her opponents here at the 2021 US Open as she gets herself closer to her 3rd Grand Slam title? We are in for a very entertaining encounter here, but who will make their way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open?
Shelby Rogers cruised through her Round of 64 match against Serena Cirstea, beating the Romanian in straight sets 7-5/6-2. Shelby Rogers is definitely a good player, and she is underrated. However, she is underrated because when it does come down to big name players as her opponents, she does not always give it her all. Shelby has a good all round game where she is able to hit consistently, but she has no specific assets of her game which allow her to dominate against big names. Will Rogers get the win of her career as she aims to beat Ashleigh Barty here at the 2021 US Open?
Ashleigh Barty also cruised through her match in the Round of 64, beating Clara Tauson in straight sets 6-1/7-5. Ashleigh is just on another level to everyone at the moment, being able to dominate on any surface and she is by far the most consistent player of the year. Ashleigh will want to continue improving here at the 2021 US Open because she knows that she can win this title so easily if shes at her best. Ashleigh will want to keep this momentum going and an easy win against Shelby Rogers would be exactly what she needs to do that.
Ashleigh Barty and Shelby Rogers have met 5 times before, with Ashleigh Barty leading the head to head 5-0. They have met 4 times this year, with Ashleigh winning all matches, 2 in straight sets and 2 in 3 sets. Shelby has shown she can win a set against Barty. However, when they have met at Grand Slams, Ashleigh has won in straight sets. Ashleigh does not allow herself to let her guard down as much as perhaps she might do in smaller tournaments, therefore I think that Shelby will be facing a brick wall all match here as Barty makes her way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open.
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