Hometown favorites Shelby Rogers and Emma Navarro won their first-round matches at the LTP $100K tennis tournament on Wednesday, but the Charleston-grown players had to work hard for the victories.
Charleston tennis favorites Shelby Rogers and Emma Navarro and rising American star Coco Gauff will display their talents on center court Wednesday at the LTP $100K tournament at LTP Mount Pleasant.
Young Amerian tennis star Coco Gauff is entered in the doubles draw at the LTP $100K tournament in Mount Pleasant this week, while Charleston hometown favorites Shelby Rogers and Emma Navarro play their opening matches Tuesday at LTP Mount Pleasant.
In September, Shelby Rogers was battling eventual U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka on one of the grandest stages in tennis, Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic last April, the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament plans to return to action in 2021. But it will do so without use of Volvo Car Stadium, which will undergo an extensive renovation.
Charleston's Shelby Rogers won her singles match on Sunday, but her Team Kindness lost in the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island.
The No. 19-ranked player on the WTA Tour gutted out a tough victory over Emma Navarro on Thursday night, then slipped on a pair of headphones to tell Tennis Channel all about it.
It was on the green clay of her hometown instead of the red clay of Paris, but the result was sadly similar for Charleston's Emma Navarro.
The Credit One Bank Invitational, set to begin Tuesday at LTP Daniel Island, is heralded as a return to tennis amid the pandemic, which shut down much of the sports world last March.
Seems that competitive laundry folding has not quite been enough to satisfy Madison Keys during her enforced layoff from professional tennis.
Madison Keys did not get the chance to defend her title at the Volvo Car Open last month, after the largest women's only professional tennis tournament in North America was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic.
The BNP Paribas Open, the biggest professional tennis tournament in the world that is not a Grand Slam event, was set to begin this week in the California desert but won't be played as scheduled after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley.
This year's Volvo Car Open should have one of the strongest fields in the tournament's 20 years in Charleston. If everyone entered shows up on Daniel Island in a month, it'll be a loaded field with Grand Slam champions galore.
The WTA Tour has announced a series of precautionary health measures, in response to the global outbreak of coronavirus, that will be used at next month's Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island.
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The WTA Tour, which comes to Charleston next month for the Volvo Car Open women's tennis tournament, has canceled two events in China due to coronavirus.
The Volvo Car Open will become the first WTA Tour event to use replay technology on clay courts when the tournament celebrates its 20th year in Charleston in April. "A huge game-changer," says 2016 champ Sloane Stephens.
No one would have believed a year ago that in 2019 Charleston would produce a Junior French Open singles finalist and a Junior Wimbledon singles semifinalist, or even a Junior French Open doubles champion.
Kim Clijsters, a veteran tennis player and four-time Grand Slam winner, will compete in the 2020 Volvo Car Open. It will be her first time playing in the Daniel Island tournament.
It's half the size of the Volvo Car Open and has a purse that is less than one third as large as the Volvo Car Open's. Yet, the Monterrey Open stop on the WTA Tour has been an early April thorn in the side of the Daniel Island tournament in recent years.
Ashleigh Barty, the No. 1 women's tennis player in the world, has committed to the 2020 Volvo Car Open, adding to one of the more competitive pools in recent years.
Sloane Stephens, the winner of the 2016 Volvo Car Open, is returning to Charleston for the 2020 tournament. She's joining a pool that includes Madison Keys and Simona Halep.
Bertens defeated Goerges in the singles finals of the 2018 VCO. They currently hold a 2-2 head-to-head record and recently played one another in the third round of the U.S. Open, with Goerges winning that match.
Former Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza has committed to the 2020 Volvo Car Open. She joins 2019 winner Madison Keys, who committed earlier this month to the Daniel Island tournament.
When the U.S. Open qualifying tournament begins in New York next week, Charleston's Shelby Rogers and Emma Navarro will be competing.
Ben Cook is wrapping up his 11th year as the Daniel Island Club's tennis director and he is seeing tennis maybe starting to rival golf there
From a broken down, over-grown dilapidated two-court facility a decade ago, St. George tennis has blossomed into a scenic complex all of its own, thanks to the hard work of many and especially New York City transplant Barbara Jones
Emma Navarro, a rising senior at Ashley Hall School in Charleston, teamed with Chloe Beck to win the girls doubles championship and finished runner-up in the singles competition at the Junior French Open in Paris over the weekend.
Emma Navarro is a singles finalist in the Junior French Open. The 18-year-old rising star is Charleston's first player to make a Junior Grand Slam singles final in the Open era of professional tennis.
When Sloane Stephens trounced Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final two years ago, the two hugged at the net for what seemed like minutes as the new Grand Slam champion consoled her tearful friend.
Former Volvo Car Open champs Sloane Stephens and Caroline Wozniacki avoided a run of upsets at the Daniel Island tennis tournament.
Former Mount Pleasant resident Jessica Pegula was among the young Americans who pulled off upsets at the Volvo Car Open on Wednesday, but Shelby Rogers' VCO return came to an end.