Daniel Island's Shelby Rogers isn't disappointed that her first-round match next week in the U.S. Open will be against little-known Chinese player Shuai Peng and not one of the Grand Slam tennis event's showcase players.
"I'm perfectly happy with my draw. I think I have a good match," Rogers said Thursday from New York. "I don't know much about her but that she played in the Family Circle Cup. I just want to go out there and play the best I can."
Peng, 24, is ranked 60th in the world. She was a quarterfinalist in the Family Circle Cup, losing to eventual champion Samantha Stosur, 6-4, 6-1, after defeating No. 5 seed Marion Bartoli and No. 10 seed Elena Vesnina. Peng's best finish in a year of injuries and illness was reaching the semifinals in Portugal in May. She has played only 23 matches in 2010, winning 13 times.
Peng hasn't played in a tournament since early July and has pulled out of her last three tournaments due to injuries, including last week's