USA tennis could sweep Charleston Open doubles and singles final matches

  • Sloane Stephens and Ashlyn Krueger vs. Nadia and Lyudmyla Kichenok
  • Danielle Collins vs. Daria Kasatkina

The Charleston Open concludes on Sunday with Americans in position to win both singles and doubles matches, and one American going for back-to-back Charleston titles.

At 12:00 PM EDT, Sloane Stephens and Ashlyn Krueger take the court against the Ukrainian twins, Nadia and Lyudmyla Kichenok. The Kickenok twins, 31, are seeking their fifth title together, and their first since 2022. Stephens, also 31, and Krueger, 19, are playing only their fourth tournament together but already have achieved two quarterfinal appearances in Brisbane and Miami. Stephens is the 2016 singles champion of this event.

Playing twins in doubles is tough, look no further than the Bryan twins' success for a recent example. The Kichenok twins have played with other partners and also been successful. Lyudmyla paired with Jelena Ostapenko at the 2024 Australian Open and finished as the runner-up team. She also won the 2023 Wimbledon mixed doubles title with Croatian Mate Pavic.

Danielle Collins, reigning doubles champion, vies for singles title against Daria Kasatkina

At approximately 2:30 PM EDT, Danielle Collins steps on the court to take on Daria Kasatkina. Collins won the 2023 Charleston Open doubles title with Desirae Krawczyk. Her 2024 has been the best of her career, and she puts a 12-match winning streak on the line against Kasatkina, the 2017 Charleston Open champion, who ousted the tournament's top seed Jessica Pegula.

Collins has steamrolled her opponents and seems unbeatable. Tennis is a streaky sport, and Collins is riding high on the big stage right now. Could she win back-to-back titles in two weeks?

In addition to her other accolades, she is putting herself in an excellent position to make the Olympic team. When the new rankings come out on Monday, she will be in the Top 20 and the third highest-ranked American behind Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula.

Should she win the Charleston Open, Collins would be the second American in recent history to win the Miami Open and Charleston Open in back-to-back weeks. Serena Williams did it two times in her career in 2008 and 2013.

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