The group of WTA players were all smiles all week long in Charleston, as many of them competed in their first competitive matches in months. Team Peace captain Bethanie Mattek-Sands kicked off the event by drafting Sofia Kenin and the 2019 Beijing champions concluded the event on their racquets.
Mattek-Sands and Kenin defeated Amanda Anisimova and Victoria Azarenka to give Team Peace a 26-16 victory over Team Kindness. These are the Top 5 photos from the Credit One Bank Invitational.
We got the job done last night! ????✌️ Biggest thank you to everyone who helped put on this event! Especially Bob, Eleanor, all of the awesome sponsors, volunteers, and balls kids!!So grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and compete again. And even more fun playing for the front line workers here in Charleston. @volvocaropen is one of my favorite events of the year. I was really sad when covid made it impossible to continue with the tour events. This has been an incredibly special week, seeing how everyone was able to work hard and come together by following all of the necessary safety precautions so all of us players could get out there and compete!!#teampeace #champs
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 ❤️