This 17-point roundup is about the men and women who put it all on or inside the lines at the rowdiest major event of the season. The hits started early, and they simply kept coming.
It was the longest women's singles match ever at the US Open: a compelling, gloriously fought 3-hour, 31-minute bout between Shelby Rogers and Daria Gavrilova.
The latter had been a tournament champ a week earlier in New Haven, Connecticut. The former was aching and ready for a cool-down–and a meal.
Just another day at the office! ???????? https://t.co/BaTNO02Ht5— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) September 1, 2017
Rogers provided one of this event's quotables after seizing the victory, addressing her post-marathon plan: “Ice bath, straight to dining. That was a long time to go without eating.”
Spoken like a true workhorse. Rogers' run would end soon after, as she fell to Elina Svitolina in a fairly tight third-round battle.
The match ends in a netcord. Svitolina says "sorry", Shelby doesn't mind too much. pic.twitter.com/gXv56SeaCm— Ashish Jena (@ashishjena94) September 2, 2017
Ah! I can't watch this ????????♀️????????♀️???????????????? https://t.co/MqTfNaweGm— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) September 3, 2017
So it was no bona fide, post-drama slump for Rogers, who shrugged off a fiendish net-cord finish to her ensuing loss but took away a peak moment as her name entered the US Open records books.
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