Who Is Shelby Rogers’ Boyfriend John Slavs? How Did the Couple Meet? And More

Published 09/05/2021, 1:28 AM EDT


American tennis professional Shelby Rogers is one of the most athletic players on the WTA Tour. She has twice reached the quarterfinals in Grand Slam tournaments, the 2016 French Open, and the 2020 US Open. Rogers also has many wins against top-ranked players such as Ashleigh Barty (No.1, US Open 2021), Simona Halep (No.4, Australian Open 2017), and Serena Williams (No.9, Top Seed Open 2020).

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Despite being on the Tour for over a decade, not many know about Rogers outside the tennis court. For starters, does she have a boyfriend? Yes, Roger is presently in a relationship with John Slavs.

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA;
Shelby Rogers of the USA 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

Besides boyfriend, there is much interesting information on the American tennis stars. Let’s dive into it.

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How Shelby Rogers met her boyfriend, John Slavs

As of 2020, Rogers started dating American hockey professional John Slavs, who plays for Indian Tech. The duo first met on a blind date, and the chemistry clicked instantly.

Additionally, since they both are professional athletes, they know the investment behind competing at the highest level. However, they also enjoy quality time together outside of their respective sports.

But overall, the couple prefers to keep their relationship private apart from few pictures on social media. Also, there has been no talk about them taking the next step so far.

Even so, they naturally look happy together. Hopefully, Rogers and Slavs will announce an update on their relationship soon.

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Lesser known facts about Rogers

Similar to her boyfriend, John Slavs, Shelby Rogers would also have been a hockey professional if not a tennis player. Fortunately, she picked a tennis racket instead of a hockey stick.

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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

Interestingly, the American star chose tennis following her sister, Sabra, according to the WTA website. And in line with most WTA players, she looked up to the German tennis legend Steffi Graf. Notably, Graf picked up 22 Grand Slam singles titles and a Golden Slam in 1988.

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Moreover, Rogers enjoys tournaments at home turf in Charleston and the US Open, the only Grand Slam of America. Although she has twice been a WTA tournament finalist, she is still awaiting her first breakthrough.

All in all, the American has her entire career ahead of her. Only time will tell whether she joins the top echelon in the next five years or not.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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