Caroline Wozniacki vs Shelby Rogers Preview & Prediction – Rogers Cup 3rd Round

(11) Caroline Wozniacki vs (Q) Shelby Rogers

American qualifier Shelby Rogers stunned home crowd favourite Eugenie Boucahrd in their second round encounter on tuesday, a 6-0 2-6 6-0 victory over the fifth seed. Eugenie Bouchard received a standing ovation when she walked onto centre court, however the crowds mood quickly dampened. Genie was a shadow of her usual self, she looked timid and vulnerable. For the first time this season, Genie was unable to deal with the pressure and expectations placed upon her. Although Genie played poorly, some credit has to go to Rogers; the American took full advantage of the situation.

After winning her first title of the season in Istanbul, Caroline Wozniacki has made an impressive start to her Rogers Cup campaign. The former champion dismantled Daniela Hantuchova 6-1 6-1 in the opening round before easing past Klara Koukalova 6-1 6-2 in the second round.

This will be the first meeting between the two; both ladies will come into the match feeling quite confident given their recent results. Wozniacki will be a very different opponent to Bouchard, the Dane certainly wont be handing the American many free points. I doubt Rogers will be able to sustain a high enough level to trouble Wozniacki.

Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki to defeat Shelby Rogers in straight

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