2017 US Open Champion Sloane Stephens gave Team Kindness a much-needed victory in the final match of Friday after defeating Eugenie Bouchard. However, Team Peace widens the gap by 14-10 with Team Kindness in Charleston women’s invitational tennis tournament.
Team Peace began the day with an 8-6 lead. But Team Peace won three out of Friday five matches to hold the overnight lead in the tournament. The non-official women’s event Team Peace player Danielle Collins started with a victory over former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka. In a two-point match, Collins beat Azarenka by 6-1, 7-5.
In the next match, Team Peace’s pair Emma Navarro and Jennifer Brady won the match against Shelby Rogers and Alison Riske by 6-2, 6-3. The next encounter Team Kindness got much-needed relief by Amanda Anisimova. 18 year old, who has already been dubbed by many as “the next Maria Sharapova” defeated Caroline Dolehide 5-7, 7-5, 10-2.
Anisimova won the most important match after losing the first set. “That’s why I miss being out here, just trying to face challenges and get myself back together mentally as quickly as possible, I’m just going to make every ball in the court, and then we’ll see what happens,” said 2019 French Open Semi-Finalist Anisimova.
Ajla Tomljanovic of Team Peace won the match against Monica Puig by 7-5, 6-2. Tomljanovic’s win in a match held over from Thursday. Team Peace captain Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won three of the four two-point matches contested so far.
Team Kindness Sloane Stephens beat Eugenie Bouchard
The last match of the day 27-year-old Sloane Stephens won a hard-fought match against Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 7-6 (7), this win stopped Team Kindness much more point loss on the day. Team Peace, though, goes into Saturday’s encounters with a healthy 14-10 lead.