The last couple of days heavy rain in the Charleston has interrupted the Women’s invitational tennis tournament. However, Day 3 completed with almost 11 hours of play. Moreover, Team Peace leads 8-6, its two-point the gratitude advantage to a doubles match played by captain Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin.
Team Peace began the day with a 3-2 lead in the first match of the day Jennifer Brady brushed off former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka in straight sets (6-3, 6-2), and helped to stretch the lead. In the next match, American pair Sloane Stephens and Amanda Anisimova of Team Kindness beat Eugenie Bouchard and Danielle Collins, 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-7 in a doubles match.
In the afternoon match, Team Kindness’s Player Alison Riske played a hard-fought match to defeat French Open junior runner up Emma Navarro. Riske beat fellow American by 7-6 (5), 4-6, 10-7 in a tight match.
“I’ve been training with Emma leading up to the tournament. The world better watches out for her, she is coming. I personally think she is the real deal” said Alison Riske after the match.
In another match Team Peace player Eugenie Bouchard defeated compatriot Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-4,6-3, leveling the score at 6-6.
In the last match of the day, Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin pair defeated Team Kindness’s Victoria Azarenka and Madison Keys by 6-2, 1-6, 10-7. This two-point match result gives Team Peace 8-6 lead. The victory concluded a day in which the teams split the six matches, but Team Peace won two of the three two-pointers.
Team Kindness Captain Madison Keys Won The Tight Match
Last year Charleston tournament champion and Team Kindness captain Madison Keys, who didn’t have an opportunity to defend her title in April, defeated compatriot Caroline Dolehide in 6-1, 6-7(6), 10-4.
“I started getting frustrated and I think that snowballed a little bit. I was really happy to bounce back after that second tiebreaker. All in all, things to work on but not too bad for a first match” said Keys after a thrilling match at the Charleston Invitational Tennis Tour.