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.

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