Grand Slam champions Bianca Andreescu and Sofia Kenin to play in Charleston invitational event

Bianca Andreescu US Open trophy

Women’s tennis will unofficially get going again in Charleston in June with a 16-player tournament that will feature Grand Slam winners Bianca Andreescu and Sofia Kenin.

The Credit One Bank Invitational in South Carolina will get underway on June 23 and is set to be aired the Tennis Channel.

The 16 WTA Tour players will be divided into two groups with Americans Madison Keys and Bethanie Mattek-Sands serving as captains while the event will consist of 16 singles matches and eight doubles matches.

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World No 4 Kenin, who won the 2020 Australian Open, will be the highest-ranked player in the tournament with world No 6 Andreescu also featuring.

Reigning US Open champion Andreescu has not played any competitive tennis since the 2019 WTA Tour Finals due to a knee injury, but is determined to feature in Charleston.

Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka as well as 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig will also feature along with Americans Amanda Anisimova, Jennifer Brady and Danielle Collins, Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Leylah Fernandez, and Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

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