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World TeamTennis Day 18 Recap
The New York Empire would keep their playoff hopes alive, Taylor Fritz would make an amazing comeback for the Freedoms, and much more during Day 18 of World TeamTennis.
Make sure to check out the results below and read all the way to the bottom to find out how to keep up with the tournament and stay connected with The Tennis Advocate.
World TeamTennis Day 18 Results
Philadelphia Freedoms d. Chicago Smash (22-21)
Sloane Stephens vs. Sofia Kenin
In the women’s singles, Sloane Stephens would fall just short of the current Australian Open, Sofia Kenin.
Kenin would break Stephens three times, while being broken only twice, en route to a 5-3 victory.
Brandon Nakashima vs. Taylor Fritz
In the men’s singles, Taylor Fritz would come up with a huge win against fellow American Brandon Nakashima.
Fritz would defeat Nakashima 5-4 (5-1), to tie the competition and force a Supertiebreaker. In the Supertiebreaker, Fritz would edge Nakashima 7-6 to win the match for his team.
Rajeev Ram / Brandon Nakashima vs. Taylor Fritz / Fabrice Martin
In the men’s doubles, neither the team of Rajeev Ram and Brandon Nakashima nor the team of Taylor Fritz and Fabrice Martin was going to budge on serve.
After the teams battled to a tiebreak, Fritz and Martin would defeat Ram and Nakashima in the tiebreak, 5-2, to win the match 5-4 (5-2).
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Rajeev Ram vs. Fabrice Martin / Taylor Townsend
The mixed doubles would feature three Americans, and it would be the team of both Americans coming out on top in the end.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Rajeev Ram would only need to break Fabrice Martin and Taylor Townsend once to win 5-3.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Eugenie Bouchard vs. Taylor Townsend / Sofia Kenin
In the women’s doubles, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Eugenie Bouchard, “the dream team”, would join forces once again to take on Taylor Townsend and Sofia Kenin.
Mattek-Sands and Bouchard would break Townsend and Kenin immediately to take a 1-0 lead, and that would be all they needed to win the match 5-3.
New York Empire d. Orange County Breakers (21-19)
Jennifer Brady vs. Coco Vandeweghe
In the women’s singles, Jennifer Brady would come up big for her team, as per usual, defeating Coco Vandeweghe.
Brady would break Vandeweghe twice en route to a 5-3 victory.
Steve Johnson vs. Jack Sock
The men’s singles would present a familiar matchup between Americans Steve Johnson and Jack Sock.
Although the match was tight almost all the way through, a break of Sock’s serve early in the match was all Johnson needed to win 5-3.
Steve Johnson / Jennifer Brady vs. Jack Sock / Coco Vandeweghe
In the mixed doubles, we would get to see one of many all American matches, however it never gets old see the fellow countrymen and countrywomen face-off.
After a lot of back-and-forth, Jack Sock and Coco Vandeweghe would come out on top 5-3.
Gabriela Dabrowski / Jennifer Brady vs. Coco Vandeweghe / Nicole Melichar
In the women’s doubles, the team of Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar would come out on top of the duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and Jennifer Brady.
Vandeweghe and Melichar would break Dabrowski and Brady twice on their way to a 5-2 victory.
Steve Johnson / Austin Krajicek vs. Jack Sock / Neal Skupski
In the last match of the competition, the men’s doubles, Jack Sock and Neal Skupski would defeat Steve Johnson and Austin Krajicek in a tiebreak.
After each team held four service games apiece, the match would go to a tiebreak that Sock and Skupski would win 5-0 to win the match 5-4 (5-0).
Vegas Rollers d. Washington Kastles (19-16)
Monica Puig vs. Bernarda Pera
In the women’s singles, Bernarda Pera would open things up by getting an easy win against Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig.
Pera would only need to break Puig once to win 5-2.
Sam Querrey vs. Tommy Paul
In the men’s singles, Americans Sam Querrey and Tommy Paul would face-off.
Although the tight contest was seemingly going to a tiebreak, Querrey would break Paul in the eighth game to win 5-3.
Sam Querrey / Mike Bryan vs. Nicholas Monroe / Marcelo Arevalo
In the men’s doubles, Sam Querrey and Mike Bryan would take on the team of Nicholas Monroe and Marcelo Arevalo.
After seven games, Sam and Mike would win 5-2.
*Sam Querrey subbed in for Bob Bryan after the first point.
Monica Puig / Asia Muhammad vs. Venus Williams / Bernarda Pera
In the women’s doubles, Venus Williams and Bernarda Pera would take down the team of Monica Puig and Asia Muhammad.
Williams and Pera would break Puig and Muhammad three times to win the match 5-2.
Mike Bryan / Asia Muhammad vs. Venus Williams / Marcelo Arevalo
In the last match of the night, a mixed doubles match, Mike Bryan and Asia Muhammad would take on Venus Williams and Marcelo Arevalo.
Bryan and Muhammad would break Williams and Arevalo twice en route to a 5-1 win.
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