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F. Jones vs S. Rogers | Australian Open
Women's Singles | Round 1 | 09.02.2021 | Court 5
JONES 4-6 1-6 ROGERS
Jones gets on the board in the second set to avoid the bagel, but her Grand Slam debut is over a game later. She made a fight of it in the opening set, but Rogers’ experience told in the second, with the American reaching the second round at the Australian Open for the second time in her career.
JONES 4-6 *0-5 ROGERS
This could be over quickly now, it’s another break for Rogers who is just a game away from a bagel in this second set.
JONES 4-6 *0-3 ROGERS
A tough start to the second set for Jones, who has won just the one point with Rogers winning 12, enabling the American to take a quick 3-0 lead.
JONES *4-5 ROGERS
Jones looking far more settled now and after a hold to 15 Rogers replies in kind. Pressure now for Jones as she serves to stay in this set!
JONES *3-4 ROGERS
Testing times for Jones on serve and you get the sense we’ll get a few more twists along the way in this opening set. The Brit saves a break point but after the second deuce she manages to hold and level the scores at 3-3.
Jones then takes Rogers to 30-30 but the American holds to nudge ahead once more.
JONES *2-3 ROGERS
Big moments for Jones as she rallies from 15-30 down to get on the board at 3-1. She then goes 0-30 up on Rogers’ serve, before bringing up two break points at 15-40. Jones cannot convert the first but she does the second! Terrific stuff, and we’re back on serve in this opening set.
JONES *0-3 ROGERS
A second hold to love is seemingly on the way but Jones gets on the board on Rogers’ serve, only with a point though as Rogers goes on to take a commanding 3-0 lead.
JONES 0-2* ROGERS
Jones is the big underdog with Shelby ranked 57 in the world, and the American just looks to assert her quality early on with a routine hold to love before challenging Jones on her serve.
The Brit saves two break points when taken to deuce, but she is unable to save a third as Rogers takes an early lead.
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