Charleston Open Day 1 Recap
The first day of the largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America, the Charleston Open, had some great tennis.
Sofia Kenin and Leylah Fernandez both started the day with some dominating victories, and although the rest of the matches were delayed due to rain, the next day provided some great tennis.
Charleston Open Day 2 Recap
Day 2 of the Charleston Open was an upsetting one for Danielle Collins, as she saw her lead over Amanda Anisimova from Day 1 wither away.
Ajla Tomljanovic and Bethanie Mattek-Sands each played very well for their teams and the lone doubles match of the night, despite getting rained out, was a great one.
Charleston Open Day 3 Recap
Day 3 of the Charleston Open saw some more great doubles and an amazing turnaround match for Eugenie Bouchard.
As this tournament begins to heat up, the matches are only getting better.
Charleston Open Day 1 Results
Sofia Kenin vs. Alison Riske
In the first match of the 2020 Credit One Bank Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina, Sofia Kenin took no prisoners.
The first set went by in a flash with Kenin winning the first four games before Alison Riske finally won the fifth game. But, Kenin would win the next two games to win the set 6-1.
In the second set, Kenin once again allowed Riske only one game and broke her serve three times to take the set and win the match 6-1, 6-1.
Emma Navarro vs. Leylah Fernandez
In this match of seventeen-year-old versus nineteen-year-old, the seventeen-year-old would prove to be too much for her older peer.
Leylah Fernandez and Emma Navarro each broke the others’ serve to start the match. From there, Fernandez would get one more break as each held the rest of their serves and Fernandez would take the first set 6-4.
In the second set it was all Leylah Fernandez. She gave Navarro no time to breathe and took the set 6-0 to take the match 6-4, 6-0.
Charleston Open Day 2 Results
Danielle Collins vs. Amanda Anisimova
Although she was up 4-1 when rain struck terror on their match yesterday, Danielle Collins dropped six out of the seven games of their first set today and Amanda Anisimova took the set 7-5.
In the second set, Danielle Collins got off to a quick 2-0 start, but Anisimova would march back and win six out of the next eight games to take the set 6-4 and the match 7-5, 6-4.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Shelby Rogers
After their match was canceled yesterday, Ajla Tomljanovic and Shelby Rogers finally got to play today.
In the first set of their match, Tomljanovic won the first five games before Rogers held her serve in the sixth game. But, Tomljanovic would win the next game to take the set 6-1.
The second set would go much of the same way, with Rogers holding her serve twice them time and Ajla Tomljanovic cruising to a 6-2 set victory to take the match 6-1, 6-2.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Monica Puig
Bethanie Mattek-Sands wasted no time in her match against Monica Puig. She won the first set 6-1 to take a quick 1-0 lead.
In the second set, Mattek-Sands defeated Puig in nine games, 6-3 to take the match 6-1, 6-3.
Charleston Open Day 3 Results
Caroline Dolehide vs. Madison Keys
Madison Keys got off to a fast start in her match against Caroline Dolehide, taking six out of the seven games of the first set to take the set 6-1.
And, despite going down 0-3 early in the second set, Dolehide would fight back to win the set 7-6 (8-6) to knot the match up at one set apiece.
In the deciding tiebreak, Madison Keys would win 10-4 to take the match 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 10-4.
Jennifer Brady vs. Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka started off her match against Jennifer Brady by breaking her serve, but would allow Brady to break her back immediately. From there, each player would hold their serve until the eighth game, when Brady broke Azarenka before holding her serve in the ninth game to win the set 6-3.
In the second set, Brady broke Azarenka three times on her way to winning the set 6-2 and the match 6-3, 6-2.
Emma Navarro vs. Alison Riske
A tightly contested opening set between Emma Navarro and Alison Riske saw Riske taking a one set lead in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-5).
In the second set, Navarro fought back and broke Riske twice to tie the match at a set apiece by taking the set 6-4.
In the deciding tiebreak, it would be the experienced Riske getting the better of Navarro, 10-7 to win the match 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-7.
Eugenie Bouchard vs. Leylah Fernandez
Although she went down 1-4 in the first set, Eugenie Bouchard fought her way back to take the set 6-4 over the seventeen-year-old Leylah Fernandez.
In the second set, Bouchard was much more dominating, winning the set 6-3 to take the match 6-4, 6-3.
Eugenie Bouchard / Danielle Collins vs. Sloane Stephens / Amanda Anisimova
In the first set of this star-studded doubles match, the last five games of the set were taken by the returning team. In the end, it would be Eugenie Bouchard and Danielle Collins winning the set 6-4.
After the rain delayed their match until the next day, Sloane Stephens and Amanda Anisimova were not done fighting yet. In the second set, the two would defeat Bouchard and Collins in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-5).
In the deciding tiebreak, Stephens and Anisimova would be the victors, winning the tiebreak 10-7 and the match 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-7.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sofia Kenin vs. Victoria Azarenka vs. Madison Keys
In yet another three-set doubles match, we saw some amazing tennis. Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin got out to a quick set lead by taking the opening set 6-2.
But, Victoria Azarenka and Madison Keys would respond by taking the next set 6-1 to push the match to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Mattek-Sands and Kenin proved better and won the match 6-2, 1-6, 10-7.
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