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Charleston's Shelby Rogers claims 1st-round win in Volvo Car Open

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Charleston's Shelby Rogers claims 1st-round win in Volvo Car Open

Charleston-native Shelby Rogers claimed a victory in the first round of the Volvo Car Open on Tuesday.

Rogers (No. 52, WTA) defeated Kristina Mladenovic of France (No. 55, WTA) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

Rogers now will face WTA No. 33-ranked Amanda Anisimova on Wednesday in the round of 32.

Asinimova defeated Poland's Magda Linette in three sets (5-7, 6-2, 6-3) Tuesday to advance in the tournament.

Anisimova, 19, has never faced Rogers, 28, in WTA tournament play.

The two will battle in Wednesday's featured match from the Althea Gibson Club Court, with a tentative start time of 8:15 p.m.