After almost one week of play, Bethanie Mattek-Sands captained Team Peace won the Charleston women’s invitational tennis tournament. On Sunday, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin pair confirmed victory for Team Peace. Mattek-Sands Team won the event by a 26-22 margin. And the event also raised $150,000 to support healthcare workers at the Medical University of South Carolina.
In the third match of the day, Captain Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin won the doubles against Team Kindness’s pair Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova by 6-3, 6-4. And Team Peace get an unassailable 26-16 lead against Team Kindness and confirm with the title. Having entered the day with a 20-13 lead, Team Peace only needed two victories in five matches of the last day.
“I was trusting them to do their thing. Everyone came here ready to win. I think everyone missed being competitive. Even though this was a team event and it’s not something we’re used to, I think we had a lot of fun.” Mattek-Sands said after the match.
“It was super fun, I’m really happy I was able to bring the feisty out there for Team Peace!” said 2020 the Australian Open Champion Sofia Kenin with a smile on her face.
Team Kindness Won Last Two Doubles Match Against Team Peace
The first match of the day, Team Kindness Shelby Rogers beat Team Peace Captain Mattek-Sands by the score of 7-5, 7-5. This match held over from Saturday postponement due to rain.
Next doubles match Team Peace’s pair Eugenie Bouchard and Jennifer Brady defeat Madison Keys and Alison Riske pair by 6-3, 6-2. From this victory Team Peace led by 23-16. Eventually, Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin claimed the tournament victory points for Team Peace.
Although, Team Kindness’s Shelby Rogers and Sloane Stephens beat Caroline Dolehide and Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-5, 6-2. Followed by that match, Monica Puig and Leylah Fernandez wrapped up the weekend by saving two match points to beat Navarro and Danielle Collins, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.