Here's a look ahead at 20 sports stories that will be trending in the Lowcountry and in the state in 2020.
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.
While the bigwigs and ballkids assembled on stadium court for the trophy presentation, Madison Keys pulled her cellphone from her tennis bag.
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.
With Charleston businessman Ben Navarro taking over as the new owner, the Volvo Car Open embarks on a new era.
Lauren Davis may look like one of those slim and rather short basketball players we are seeing so much on TV with tape on their legs. But this 5-2 wonder has amazing power for a player her size.
Shelby Rogers will make her return to competitive tennis this week in Charleston after being absent from the WTA Tour for more than a year with a knee injury.
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As spectacular as Peyton Stearns was in the first seven games with a display of bold, powerful and precision shot-making, little 22-year-old Jessica Ho was just as brilliant the rest of the way in Saturday afternoon's final of the Volvo Car Open Wild Card Qualifying Event at Family Circle Te…
Charleston's 16-year-old Lara Schneider is confident and looking forward to the Volvo Car Open Wild Card Event that starts on Thursday at Family Circle Tennis Center.
Competition is getting stronger for the Volvo Car Open as three more top-15 players have added their names to the list of entries for the WTA event in Charleston.
The Volvo Car Open is partnering with UTR in a pre-qualifying wild card tournament at Family Circle Tennis Center and the winner will receive a wild card into the VCO qualifying tournament.
Men's professional tennis returns to Volvo Car Stadium in April with four former world No. 1 players, including Andy Roddick.
The Volvo Car Open has added 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and No. 12-ranked Elise Mertens to the field for the WTA tournament set for March 30-April 7 next year on Daniel Island.
Kiki Bertens, the 2018 Volvo Car Open champion, committed to playing in the 2019 tournament, along with Julia Goerges, who Bertens played in the final.
Fan favorite Madison Keys will play in the 2019 Volvo Car Open, joining Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Caroline Wozniacki in the high-profile all-women's tennis tournament on Daniel Island.
What impact will the changing of the guard at Family Circle Tennis Center and the Volvo Car Open to an all-local management have on Charleston tennis?
The businessman and philanthropist has acquired the 46-year-old WTA Tour event, along with the operations of Family Circle Tennis Center and Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island.
Two of the biggest stars in professional tennis will return to Charleston next year to compete in the annual, Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island.
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Shortly after winning the Volvo Car Open on Sunday, Kiki Bertens was presented with a cell phone and a dilemma as a curious crowd watched on stadium court on Daniel Island.