Charleston Open Day 5 & Championship Day Recap
Madison Keys stopped a comeback from the dominant Sofia Kenin, there was an amazing doubles match, and much more during Day 5 & the championship day of the Charleston Open.
Make sure to check out the results below to see how the matches went.
Charleston Open Day 5 Results
Sofia Kenin vs. Madison Keys
Sofia Kenin might be the Australian Open champion, but Madison Keys was not afraid to take it to her in their match today.
In the first set of their match, Keys won the first three games en route to taking the set 6-3. In the second set, Kenin would fight back from down 4-5 to win the set 7-5.
In the tiebreak, Keys would fend off Kenin and win the tiebreak 10-2 to win the match 6-3, 5-7, 10-2.
Jennifer Brady vs. Sloane Stephens
In the first set of this American versus American match, the 25-year-old Jennifer Brady got the best of the 27-year-old Sloane Stephens 6-2 to take a one set lead.
In the second set, Jennifer Brady got the best of Stephens in a tiebreak, 7-4, to win the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).
Ajla Tomljanovic / Caroline Dolehide vs. Leylah Fernandez / Monica Puig
Doubles at the Charleston Open this year have been excellent. In the first set, Ajla Tomljanovic and Caroline Dolehide came away with a 1-0 lead after taking the set 7-6 (7-5).
The second set would go to a tiebreak, with Tomljanovic and Dolehide getting the best of Leylah Fernandez and Monica Puig, 7-2. With this, they would win the match 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2).
Charleston Open Championship Day Recap
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Shelby Rogers
Making up for their match that should’ve been played last night, Shelby Rogers jumped out to a quick one set lead on Bethanie Mattek-Sands by taking the first set 7-5.
In their second set, Rogers would once again win 7-5, by taking the last three games of the set, to win the match 7-5, 7-5.
Eugenie Bouchard / Jennifer Brady vs. Madison Keys / Alison Riske
Eugenie Bouchard and Jennifer Brady had no trouble taking care of Madison Keys and Alison Riske on Super Sunday.
In the first set, there was only one break of serve exchanged between the two groups, but that was enough for Bouchard and Brady to take the set 6-3.
In the second set, Bouchard and Brady would break their opponents three times to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-3, 6-2.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sofia Kenin vs. Victoria Azarenka / Amanda Anisimova
In one of the more star-studded matches of the night, Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin broke Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova three times to take the opening set 6-3.
In the second set, Mattek-Sands and Kenin would finish off Azarenka and Anisimova 6-4 to win the match 6-3, 6-4.
Ajla Tomljanovic / Caroline Dolehide vs. Shelby Rogers / Sloane Stephens
After trailing by as much as 2-5 in the first set, Shelby Rogers and Sloane Stephens mounted a comeback, including five straight game wins, to steal the first set 7-5.
In the second set, Rogers and Stephens would ride their hot streak to an early break and would break their opponents a total of four times in the set. This would lead them to a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
Danielle Collins / Emma Navarro vs. Leylah Fernandez / Monica Puig
In the first set, both teams held their serves to 2-2, but Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro took over from there, winning the next four games to take the set 6-2.
In the second set, one break was enough for Leylah Fernandez and Monica Puig to knot the match up at one set apiece and take it to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Collins and Navarro had their way, but Fernandez and Puig came back and won the final match of the 2020 Charleston Open, 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Team Peace, the team captained by Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the 2020 Charleston Open over Team Kindness. The Charleston Open is often referred to as the Volvo Car Open.
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