Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers
Angelique Kerber v Shelby Rogers 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4

Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers

09/07/2017

World number one Angelique Kerber produced a gutsy performance to come from a set and a break down to beat Shelby Rogers of the USA 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4.

The German, who is the top seed at SW19, trailed 3-1 in the second set and was facing probable defeat when she launched a ferocious comeback.

Kerber defied her early struggles to take the second set 7-2 on a tie-break and followed that with a crucial break in the deciding set to clinch victory.

The 29-year-old will next take on Spain's Garbine Muguruza in a hotly-anticipated fourth-round clash.

Despite her unconvincing form, Kerber remains one of the favourites for the title after coming through such a tricky test.

Related news

Roger Federer charges into second round

Roger Federer charges into second round

Roger Federer kicked off his season with a commanding victory over Aljaz Bedene in the Australian Open first round.

Garbine Muguruza eases through opening test

Garbine Muguruza eases through opening test

Garbine Muguruza sailed into the Australian Open second round with a 6-4 6-3 win over France’s Jessika Ponchet.

Novak Djokovic back with a bang as he enjoys impressive win over Donald Young

Novak Djokovic back with a bang as he enjoys impressive win over Donald Young

Novak Djokovic enjoyed a dream return as he hammered Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-4.

Alexander Zverev earns straight-sets win in first round

Alexander Zverev earns straight-sets win in first round

Men’s fourth seed Alexander Zverev enjoyed a straight-sets victory over Thomas Fabbiano 6-1 7-6(5) 7-5, to make the second round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana

Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana

Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win over Tatjana Maria of Germany on Margaret Court Arena.

Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round

Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round

British number one Johanna Konta raced through her first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Madison Brengle of the United States 6-3 6-1 in just an hour.

Karolina Pliskova eases into second round with win over Veronica Cepede Royg

Karolina Pliskova eases into second round with win over Veronica Cepede Royg

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova breezed into the second round of the 2018 Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Veronica Cepede Royg.

Nadal eases past Estrella Burgos in one-sided opener

Nadal eases past Estrella Burgos in one-sided opener

Rafael Nadal opened his Australian Open campaign with a routine 6-1 6-1 6-1 win over veteran journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena.

Nick Kyrgios completes easy win after swearing at fan

Nick Kyrgios completes easy win after swearing at fan

Nick Kyrgios completed a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over Rogerio Dutra Silva in the Australian Open first round, but predictably his progress was not without controversy.

RELATED NEWS

Roger Federer charges into second round
Roger Federer v Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-4 6-3

Roger Federer charges into second round

Roger Federer kicked off his season with a commanding victory over Aljaz Bedene in the Australian Open first round.

Garbine Muguruza eases through opening test
Garbine Muguruza v Jessika Ponchet 6-4 6-3

Garbine Muguruza eases through opening test

Garbine Muguruza sailed into the Australian Open second round with a 6-4 6-3 win over France’s Jessika Ponchet.

Novak Djokovic back with a bang as he enjoys impressive win over Donald Young
Novak Djokovic v Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-4

Novak Djokovic back with a bang as he enjoys impressive win over Donald Young

Novak Djokovic enjoyed a dream return as he hammered Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-4.

Alexander Zverev earns straight-sets win in first round
Alexander Zverev v Thomas Fabbiano 6-1 7-6(5) 7-5

Alexander Zverev earns straight-sets win in first round

Men’s fourth seed Alexander Zverev enjoyed a straight-sets victory over Thomas Fabbiano 6-1 7-6(5) 7-5, to make the second round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana
Maria Sharapova v Maria Tatjana 6-1 6-4

Maria Sharapova safely through after win over Maria Tatjana

Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win over Tatjana Maria of Germany on Margaret Court Arena.

Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round
Jo Konta v Madison Brengle 6-3 6-1

Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round

British number one Johanna Konta raced through her first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Madison Brengle of the United States 6-3 6-1 in just an hour.

Karolina Pliskova eases into second round with win over Veronica Cepede Royg
Karolina Pliskova v Veronica Cepede Royg 6-3 6-4

Karolina Pliskova eases into second round with win over Veronica Cepede Royg

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova breezed into the second round of the 2018 Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Veronica Cepede Royg.

Nadal eases past Estrella Burgos in one-sided opener
Rafael Nadal v Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1

Nadal eases past Estrella Burgos in one-sided opener

Rafael Nadal opened his Australian Open campaign with a routine 6-1 6-1 6-1 win over veteran journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena.

Nick Kyrgios completes easy win after swearing at fan
Nick Kyrgios v Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 6-4

Nick Kyrgios completes easy win after swearing at fan

Nick Kyrgios completed a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over Rogerio Dutra Silva in the Australian Open first round, but predictably his progress was not without controversy.

16/01/2018
01:00 | Johanna Konta v Madison Brengle - WTA Australian Open
01:00 | Veronica Cepede Royg - Karolina Pliskova - WTA Australian Open
02:00 | ATP Australian Open
02:00 | WTA Australian Open
02:30 | Tatjana Maria v Maria Sharapova - WTA Australian Open
02:30 | Angelique Kerber v Anna-Lena Friedsam - WTA Australian Open
02:30 | Thomas Fabbiano v Alexander Zverev - ATP Australian Open
03:00 | David Goffin v Matthias Bachinger - ATP Australian Open
03:30 | Eugenie Bouchard v Oceane Dodin - WTA Australian Open
04:00 | Ricardas Berankis - Stan Wawrinka - ATP Australian Open
05:00 | Novak Djokovic v Donald Young - ATP Australian Open
05:00 | Simona Halep v Destanee Aiava - WTA Australian Open
06:00 | Thanasi Kokkinakis v Daniil Medvedev - ATP Australian Open
08:00 | Dominic Thiem v Guido Pella - ATP Australian Open
09:00 | Aljaz Bedene v Roger Federer - ATP Australian Open
09:00 | Garbine Muguruza v Jessika Ponchet - WTA Australian Open
09:00 | Roger Federer v Aljaz Bedene - ATP Australian Open
10:30 | Frances Tiafoe v Juan Martin del Potro - ATP Australian Open
11:30 | Ashleigh Barty v Aryna Sabalenka - WTA Australian Open
19:00 | Olympique Marseille - Strasbourg
20:45 | Leicester City - Fleetwood Town
21:00 | Monaco - Nice
17/01/2018
01:00 | Katerina Siniakova v Elina Svitolina - WTA Australian Open
01:00 | Daria Gavrilova v Elise Mertens - WTA Australian Open
01:00 | Alize Cornet v Julia Goerges - WTA Australian Open
01:00 | Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Kateryna Bondarenko - WTA Australian Open
01:00 | Grigor Dimitrov v Mackenzie McDonald - ATP Australian Open
01:00 | Nick Kyrgios v Viktor Troicki - ATP Australian Open
02:00 | ATP Australian Open
02:00 | WTA Australian Open
02:30 | Jana Fett v Caroline Wozniacki - WTA Australian Open
02:30 | Denis Shapovalov v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - ATP Australian Open
02:30 | Belinda Bencic v Luksika Kumkhum - WTA Australian Open
04:00 | Rafa Nadal v Leonardo Mayer - ATP Australian Open
04:00 | Joao Sousa v Marin Cilic - ATP Australian Open
05:00 | Jelena Ostapenko v Duan Yingying - WTA Australian Open
19:00 | Guingamp - Olympique Lyon
20:45 | Chelsea - Norwich City
21:00 | PSG - Dijon
18/01/2018
02:00 | ATP Australian Open
02:00 | WTA Australian Open
19/01/2018
02:00 | ATP Australian Open
02:00 | WTA Australian Open
20:30 | Hertha - Borussia Dortmund
20:45 | Caen - Olympique Marseille
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Arsenal - Chelsea
Derby of the week
21:00
23/01/2018
Derby of the week
W 2.80    
   W 3.50
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
11-01-2018 10:30 and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores