Might Sunday lastly be the day Crew Kindness places all of it collectively?
Madison Keys’ squad has expertise for days, and a mixed resume that surpasses what Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ crew has achieved. However Crew Peace has performed brilliantly in Charleston, notably Jennifer Brady and Ajla Tomljanovic, who’ve every received all three of their matches.
Coming into the day, Crew Peace lead 20-13, with a singles match between Mattek-Sands and Shelby Rogers held over from Saturday evening. That went the way in which of Crew Kindness, 7-5, 7-5, which means it solely should win three—slightly than all 4—of right now’s doubles matches.
We’ll replace this story after every match from Charleston. Every match is worth three factors.
Present Rating: Crew Peace 26, Crew Kindness 16
Eugenie Bouchard/Jennifer Brady (Crew Peace) d. Madison Keys/Alison Riske (Crew Kindness), 6-3, 6-2
If there may be an MVP award for the Credit score One Bank Invitational, it should go to Brady. The American went 4-Zero in Charleston and helped contributed to 9 Crew Peace factors, most not too long ago alongside Bouchard, who has had a powerful week of her personal.
Each gamers exuded confidence and luxury on Sunday. My favourite mixture noticed them earn a 4-1, double-break lead within the second set; Brady earned the break level with a return proper on the web participant, then stepped in for a forehand move down the road. It wasn’t an enormous window to hit at, however Brady was as dialed in as Tom Brady throughout his prime. Bouchard earned the break by going toe to toe with Keys in a baseline battle; the rankings say that exchange ought to go to the world No. 13, however it was the world No. 332 that took it down.
Keys’ nerves, which we noticed through the second set of her match Saturday towards Sofia Kenin, resurfaced right now. Dealing with a deciding/break level within the first set, Keys received a have a look at a second serve, however clocked a forehand into the online.
That error was a harbinger of issues to come back on this match—and Crew Kindness now has no margin of error left.
Victoria Azarenka/Amanda Anisimova (Crew Kindness) vs. Sofia Kenin/Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Crew Peace), 6-3, 6-4
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Shelby Rogers/Sloane Stephens (Crew Kindness) vs. Caroline Dolehide/Ajla Tomljanovic (Crew Peace)
Monica Puig/Leylah Fernandez (Crew Kindness) vs. Danielle Collins/Emma Navarro (Crew Peace)