Australian Open Champion Sofia Kenin and Mexican Open finalist Leylah Annie Fernandez have opened their account with easy wins in the Credit One Bank Invitational tennis tournament in Charleston.
The non-official Women’s event began on Tuesday. However, only two matches completed due to rain interruption. With this win, Madison Keys Team Kindness and Bethanie Mattek-Sands Team Peace deadlocked at one win each.
World No.4 Sofia Kenin secured a 6-1, 6-1 victory for Team Peace, over compatriot Alison Riske in the opening match. “I knew I didn’t have a lot of match play after my last tournament, so I just tried to take my time and tried to play my aggressive game,” said Kenin, who is this year’s only Grand Slam singles champion. “I just tried to focus on first staying healthy, and working on my game the best I can,” Kenin said in her post-match interview.
‘Everything Went In For Me’- Leylah Annie Fernandez
In the second match, Team Kindness player Leylah Annie Fernandez beat Team Peace player Emma Navarro in the straight-set(6-4, 6-0). As a result, Team Kindness has leveled Team Peace in the scoreboard.
“It’s our first match here in Charleston, and I’m super happy to be able to get the win for Team Kindness. Hopefully, we’ll keep going this way” said World No.118 Leylah Fernandez after the match. “I knew it was going to be a very hard match. I was happy I pulled through the first set, and in the second set I just found my groove, and everything went in for me”. she said on court Interview.
Day one-third match, Team Peace’s Danielle Collins started up a 4-1 lead over Amanda Anisimova. Following the thunderstorms and rain halted the play. And another match between Ajla Tomljanovic and Shelby Rogers postponed to Wednesday.