Kudermetova, Rogers remain undefeated against Jabeur, Anisimova

No. 9 seeded Veronika Kudermetova and unseeded Shelby Rogers will be battling for a spot in the finals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic after both notched convincing quarterfinal victories in San Jose on Friday.

Kudermetova ousted No. 3 Ons Jabeur 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach the last four on Friday, while Rogers pushed her into the penultimate round with a 6-4, 6-4 win over her compatriot Amanda Anisimova followed.

Here are some quick facts in numbers:

3: Kudermetova has won all three of their encounters against Jabeur and is 6-0 in sets against the 2022 Wimbledon finalist. Their previous two meetings came in 2019 but Kudermetova retained their championship nearly three years later with a 1 hour 41 win minutes in San Jose.

Later, Rogers also improved her head-to-head record to 3-0 against Anisimova. Her first two wins against her younger compatriot were completed in three sets.

Highlights: Rogers defeated. Anizimova

30: Kudermetova fired 30 winners and almost doubled Jabeur’s 17. Six of those winners were aces, bringing Kudermetova’s ace total for the year to 148. Kudermetova came into the week 11th on this season’s ace rankings.

81: Duration of Rogers’ win against Anisimova in minutes. It was her second-longest of three wins so far this week by duration. Her Round 1 victory over 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu lasted 91 minutes.

2:54: Kudermetova had to endure an epic first round this week, overtaking Camila Giorgi in 2 hours and 54 minutes, her longest match of the season. The No. 9 upped her game from there, defeating Claire Liu and Jabeur in straight sets to reach the last four.

11: Of the 11 Americans in the field starting the week in San Jose, Rogers is the last to stand.

Shot of the day: Badosa’s backhand goes past Gauff

6: With a win over world no. 5 Jabeur, Kudermetova is now 6-4 against the top five players of her career. Kudermetova has won her last three games against top five opponents including Paula Badosa (due to injury) en route to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros 2022.

14: Winner hit by Rogers in victory. She matched that with just three unforced errors. Anisimova, on the other hand, recorded 16 winners and 29 unforced errors.

San Jose: Kudermetova improves to 3-0 against Jabeur

2022 San Jose

21: Rogers’ win over Anisimova was her 21st career win against another American. In such games she is 3-1 this year.

0: Sets Rogers lost this week. In fact, she’s lost just 18 games in six sets to Andreescu, Maria Sakkari and Anisimova.

highlights: Kasatkina defeated. Sabalenka

4: Roland Garros has started a streak of four consecutive quarter-finals or better on the tour for Kudermetova, including this week. Her solid form in 2022 has propelled her to a career-best world No. 18 ranking last month, and she is currently No. 9 in contention for the WTA Finals.

2: How many times Kudermetova and Rogers have played before. They split the two encounters: Kudermetova won in straight sets in Miami this year, while Rogers triumphed in straight sets in Adelaide last year.

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