Charleston Women’s Invitational tennis tournament reunites several players across the United States. The containment of COVID-19 in over the world is slightly successful. As a result of this sports activity across the world is at the stage of resume. ATP and WTA announced the provisional schedule of the tournaments in further 2020.
Charleston hosts women’s invitational tennis The Credit One Bank tournament. It marks the first competitive return of women’s tennis since the pandemic began. All tennis tournaments were canceled from mid-march due to coronavirus pandemic.
The tournament starts June 23 and will continue through June 28. Sofia Kenin, Sloane Stephens, and Victoria Azarenka will take part in this tournament to be held in Daniel Island, Charleston. But the stadium won’t be open for fans due to ongoing social distancing guidelines in place for the pandemic.
16 WTA players have selected to participate in this tournament. And also divided into two teams named Team Kindness and Team Peace. Madison Keys will lead the Kindness, and Team Peace will play under Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The tournament will feature 16 singles and eight doubles matches.
Moreover, Eugenie Bouchard, Amanda Anisimova, and Monica Puig will have to compete in the exhibition tournament.
“Hopefully, We’ll Play Some Doubles Together” – Sofia Kenin
After the team draft on Monday, Sofia Kenin says that she will be happy with playing for Mattek-Sands team. “She’s going to be really hyped, so she’s going to get the team spirit going, hopefully, we’ll play some doubles together,” says Kenin, who teamed with Mattek-Sands at four tournaments earlier this year.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands also shower huge praise for Kenin, “You can’t pass up this year’s Australian Open champ; we’ve played doubles together, And I don’t think there’s anyone feistier than her right now.” said the Olympic Gold Medalist in mixed doubles.