Americans Highlight Tuesday Play, with Pegula, Keys, Stephens & More in Action

Americans Highlight Tuesday Play, with Pegula, Keys, Stephens & More in Action

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The red, white and blue will fly high over the green clay of the Credit One Charleston Open on Tuesday (April 2).

Former champions Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, top seed Jessica Pegula, and Miami Open winner Danielle Collins – among others – highlight a USA day on Daniel Island.

Collins is set to take to the court just 72 hours after the biggest title of her career at the Miami Open, and will meet former world No.2 Paula Badosa for the right to play defending champion Ons Jabeur in the second round. They’re the second match up on Credit One Stadium.

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2016 winner here Stephens will kick off the day at 11am on stadium, taking on Magdalena Frech of Poland. Stephens is 12-9 at this event since her debut in 2011.

Collins, who rocketed to world No.22 (from 53rd) after her Miami win is 1-0 vs. Badosa, the two having met in San Diego in 2022. The Spaniard continues to look to make her way back from a myriad of injuries, having seen her injury drop to world No.82 this week.

No.3 seed Maria Sakkari will close the day session on stadium, taking on Viktoriya Tomova. Sakkari, the Greek, is playing here for just a third time and first since 2019. She is working with a new coach in David Witt, who was previously with Pegula. They made a run to the Indian Wells final in their first collaboration together.

Pegula will open the evening, the No.1 seed a semifinalist here a year ago and with no easy feat: She takes on hard-hitting American Amanda Anisimova, who blasted past Alize Cornet 6-3 6-0 on Monday (April 1).

They’ll be followed by 2019 winner here Keys, who plays Jaqueline Cristian of Romania.

Keys already has a win under her belt this Charleston Open, teaming up with Taylor Townsend for a rousing doubles triumph to start Day 1 on Althea Gibson Club Court.

Townsend will return to the Club Court at that same time slot (11am) on Tuesday, meeting another Miami Open champion – doubles winner Sofia Kenin. Kenin leads their head-to-head 3-0, but advantage could be to Townsend for being a little more settled on the green clay after Kenin played in Miami through Sunday afternoon.

They’re to be followed by another all-American clash: Caroline Dolehide vs. Kayla Day.

Two Australian Open semifinalists do battle later on Althea Gibson, with this year’s surprise run in Dayana Yastremska meeting 2023’s Cinderella story, Magda Linette.

Doubles action will see No.1 seeds Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez as the final match on Court 3, while No.2 seeded Dolehide and Desirae Krawczyk (who won here last year with Collins) are the final match on the Club Court.

2024 Charleston Open Amanda Anisimova Caroline Dolehide Danielle Collins Jessica Pegula Kayla Day Madison Keys Maria Sakkari Paula Badosa Sloane Stephens Sofia Kenin Taylor Townsend