Shelby Rogers Adds Iga Swiatek’s Former Coach to Her Team

Published 02/11/2022, 1:57 AM EST
Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Shelby Rogers of the USA hits to Ashleigh Barty of Australia on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Shelby Rogers, the 29-year-old American, currently ranked 47th in the world, is set to start working with Iga Swiatek’s former coach Piotr Sierzputowski. Even though Rogers’ journey so far has been marred with injury-related issues and inconsistent form, the hope is that Sierzputowski will help her find her rhythm again. 

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Rogers’ best run in a Grand Slam has been reaching the quarterfinals, once at the French Open 2016 and the next time at the US Open 2020. She will be hoping that adding Piotr to her staff, who was with Iga during her 2020 French Open triumph, will provide her with the spark to go deep in majors. 

Last year at the US Open, Rogers caused a major upset by knocking out World No. 1, Ashleigh Barty, in the third round. She faced Emma Raducanu in the fourth round and lost the match in straight sets to the eventual champion.

Shelby Rogers and Sierzputowski are teaming up for Doha

Piotr Sierzputowski previously used to work with the current World No. 8 Iga Swiatek from Poland. Coaching her from her days in the junior circuit, he guided her to her French Open win in 2020. Aged just 19 and ranked No. 54, Swiatek, under his wing, became the youngest player to win the French Open since Monica Seles.

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Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Shelby Rogers of the USA (right) after beating Ashleigh Barty of Australia on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Shelby has proven she can hold her ground against the top players on tour, like World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, 23 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, former World No. 1 Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka.

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Rogers and Shelby will team up for the first time for WTA Qatar Open. Hopefully, this new partnership will benefit her, and fans will get more chances to cheer for her at the big stages.

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Rishma Banerjee

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Rishma Banerjee is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having done her masters in Political Science with International Relations from Jadavpur University, Rishma's outlet from the hustle-bustle of academics has always been sports, especially Tennis. A die-hard fan of Rafael Nadal, she admires his grit, determination and dedication towards always being better. When not writing content for firms dealing with fintech to social media marketing to sports, she finds herself in journals and books dealing with geopolitics and strategic studies or scrolling endlessly through Tumblr!

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