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Tennis: Rogers beats 3rd-seeded Suarez Navarro in Austria

AP, Thursday 10 Jul 2014
Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers, of the U.S, reacts after a winning point as she plays Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Paris (Photo: AP)
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Shelby Rogers of the Unites States routed the 16th-ranked Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-0 at the Gastein Ladies event on Thursday to reach her first career WTA quarterfinal.

Rogers, who is ranked 147th and had not beaten a top-50 player before, hit 11 aces and dropped serve only once while holding off 10 break points for the Spaniard, who was seeded third.

The Charleston, South Carolina native, who won three matches to qualify for the main draw, next plays No. 7 Camila Giorgi of Italy, who defeated Austrian wildcard entry Lisa-Maria Moser 6-0, 6-2.

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