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What a fun week this was! Bob, Eleanor and everyone that made this event happen, thank you so much. In these crazy times You guys went above and beyond to make this tournament fun and most importantly safe. The attention to detail with the private suites, individual coolers, unlimited supply of our own towels, hand sanitizers and snacks ???? was so impressive. Thank you to all the ball kids who did an incredible job until late at night, wore masks and gloves in crazy hot and humid weather keeping everyone around them safe. We all witnessed the effort that went into keeping everything sanitized and clean. I couldn’t have picked a better place to play our first competitive matches back than here in Charleston. Also shout Out to Team Peace for getting that W ????✌????☮️ Can’t wait to come back ❤️
The Credit One Bank Invitational went off without a hitch last week in Charleston, despite a few rainy nights. Team Peace captain Bethanie Mattek-Sands began the week by making the first pick, and ended it by winning the last point to clinch the title for her team.
In the third match of the day on Sunday, Mattek-Sands and Sofia Kenin beat Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova to give Team Peace an unbeatable 26-16 lead.
What followed was players sharing their gratitude over being back on court in a safe (and fan-less) environment.
Jennifer Brady won all four matches she played, posting nine points for Team Peace.
Shelby Rogers ended her week with two wins on Sunday, including in singles over Mattek-Sands, but it wouldn't be enough to keep Team Kindness in the running.
Madison Keys captained Team Kindness, and had a solid week, beating Caroline Dolehide and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in deciding tiebreakers.
Eugenie Bouchard posted big wins for Team Peace on both the singles and doubles court.
The tournament was the biggest to get pulled off successfully since the tour shutdown in March.
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