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Fans cheer before the Camila Giorgi and Madison Keys match Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island. Keys won 6-4 and 6-3. Whitaker/Staff

Getting ready for Friday's quarterfinal action at the Volvo Car Open at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island:

Thursday's headlines

• Top-seeded Caroline Garcia was eliminated in a three-set battle by French countrywoman Alize Cornet, leaving No. 3 seed and defending champ Daria Kasatkina as the highest seed remaining in the draw.

• No. 7 seed Madison Keys is the top American left in the field, and she faces fellow American Bernarda Pera in the quarters.

Friday's top matches

• By rankings, Friday's opening faceoff between No. 13 Julia Goerges and No. 12 Daria Kasatkina could be the match of the tournament. The two are good friends, to boot.

• Americans Pera and Keys are the second match on stadium court, with Cornet facing No. 12 seed Kiki Bertens in the featured night match.

Suntrust Onup Night

• Prizes are on the line during the ever popular ball toss during Friday's night session.

Getting In

Gates open at 10 a.m. for the day session, and at 5 p.m. for the night matches. Kids 16 and under get in free.

For tickets, see

Reach Jeff Hartsell at 843-937-5596. Follow on Twitter @Jeff_fromthePC