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Shelby Rogers advances to 2nd round of Volvo Car Open

Shelby Rogers pumps her fist after coming back from a 1-5 deficit and closing the gap at 5-5 in the first set of play Tuesday. (Volvo Car Open)

Tuesday was a big day for Mount Pleasant native Shelby Rogers in the Volvo Open Cup.

Rogers came from behind in a nearly 3-hour match to take the win over Veronica Depede Royg of Paraguay and advance to the second round of the tournament on Daniel Island.

She appeared relieved and happy as she did a post match live interview on the Tennis Channel set in front of Stadium Court.

“No words for this moment,” she said.

Rogers forced the third set after acing set point in the second set.

Box Score
Rogers: 6 6 7
Royg: 7 3 6

In other first-round matches on the green clay at Daniel Island: Eleventh-seeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni outlasted Aleksandra Krunuc 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Tuesday to advance into the second round of the Volvo Car Open. Maria Sakkari of Greece defeated American Lauren Davis 7-5, 6-4.

Also, Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania defeated Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 6-0, 6-0; Italy's Sara Errani defeated Grace Min of the U.S. 6-1, 6-1 and Fanny Stollar of Hungary beat Asia Muhammad of the U.S. 6-3, 7-5

And Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-4 in a match between Americans and Shuai Zhang of China defeated Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2, 6-1.

Elsewhere: Mona Barthel of Germany defeated American Jennifer Brady 7-5, 6-4; Russian-born Anastasia Rodionova of Australia defeated China's Ying-Ying Duan 7-6 (3), 6-1; Magda Linette of Poland defeated Yulia Putintseva of Russia 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

And Daria Kasatkina of Russia defeated Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 and Kristina Kucova of Slovakia defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2).

In doubles competition: Rodionova and Darija Jurak of Croatia defeated Taylor Townsend and Muhammad 6-4, 6-2; and Brady and Alison Riske defeated Davis and Rogers 6-2, 7-6 (2).

* The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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