Top 10 women's tennis players Caroline Garcia and Johanna Konta have committed to play in the 2018 Volvo Car Open, the Daniel Island tournament announced Monday.
Garcia, ranked No. 8, and No. 9 Konta join WTA newcomer of the year CiCi Bellis in the main draw. Already committed are defending Volvo Car champion Daria Kasatkina, U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens, two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys.
The Volvo Car Open is set for March 31-April 8 on Daniel Island.
Next year will be the first time playing in the Volvo Car Open main draw for Konta and Bellis. Garcia will compete for the sixth time in the Volvo Car Open singles field. She won the Charleston doubles title in 2016, the same year she won the doubles title at the French Open.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Caroline, Jo and CiCi to Charleston,” said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open tournament manager. “We pride ourselves on supporting a wide-range of talent, and we are proud of how the 2018 field is shaping up."