Shelby Rogers stars at French Open as US tennis ponders a post-Williams world

There have been many American young pretenders to take up the mantle when the Williams sisters step away. But years of grind could be paying off for Shelby Rogers

One of the most liked player on tour is in the French Open quarter-finals and if Charleston’s Shelby Rogers has proven anything with her Cinderella run, it’s that nice girls don’t have to finish last.

The 23-year-old was literally last, just before the tournament began. Ranked No108 at the entry deadline six weeks before this year’s French Open, she was the final name accepted on the list of direct entries until there was a withdrawal, and Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak, also at No108 with an injury-protected ranking, squeezed in.

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