Charleston's touring tennis professional is coming home, again.
Shelby Rogers will return to her hometown to play in the 2018 Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island, the tournament announced Wednesday.
Rogers, who just wrapped up play in the Australian Open, made the quarterfinals at the Volvo Car Open last year for the first time.
“I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to compete each year in the Volvo Car Open,” said Rogers. “The support I feel from the fans is truly incredible. I wouldn’t miss coming to Charleston and playing in this tournament for the world.”
Rogers, ranked No. 67 on the WTA Tour, had to withdraw from the Australian Open doubles with an arm injury, she posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
"(I) will do everything I can to rest, heal & rehab so I return to court even stronger!" she posted.
Rogers, 25, joins a field that already includes Caroline Garcia, Johanna Konta, Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitová, Madison Keys, defending champion Daria Kasatkina and CiCi Bellis. The Volvo Car Open is set for March 31-April 8.
Rogers grew up in Charleston, where she trained at the Family Circle Tennis Center and participated in the ball crew program for the Volvo Car Open, then the Family Circle Cup.
In 2010, Rogers made her debut in the Volvo Car Open tournament when she competed in its qualifying rounds. This year will mark her tenth time competing in front of the hometown crowd.
"We always enjoy having Shelby return home to compete in the Volvo Car Open," said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open tournament manager. "We have had the joy of watching her grow up on our courts, and develop into a top player on the tour. After last year's run into our quarterfinals, we could feel the energy in the stadium from Shelby's loving Charleston fanbase, and look forward to seeing the support again in April."
This past season Rogers also reached the quarterfinals in Hobart and Strasbourg.
In August, Rogers defeated Daria Gavrilova at the U.S. Open in the longest women’s single match in the tournament’s history. The record-breaking three hours and 33 minutes featured a 90-minute final set.