The 2018 Volvo Car Open will be held March 31-April 8 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Every spring, the City of Charleston and Daniel Island serve as a backdrop to one of the richest and most traditional events in women’s professional tennis. Since 1973, the Volvo Cars Open has been a pioneer in women’s professional sports, creating milestones that over the years have directly influenced the popularity of women’s professional tennis. This WTA Premier Event has a roster of past champions that include some the biggest names in the history of women’s tennis including Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Carolina Wozniacki.
2017 Volvo Car Open champion Daria Kasatkina will return to Charleston in 2018 to defend her title. The 20-year-old Russian will join U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys in the growing player field. Kasatkina secured her first title in 2017 in Charleston at the Volvo Car Open where she defeated Jelena Ostapenko 6-1, 6-3 in a rare all-teenage finals match.
As one of the hottest tickets in professional sports, the Volvo Car Open is more than just a tennis tournament it’s a festival with some world-class tennis thrown in. During the week, fans are entertained with a variety of activities aimed at making their week on Daniel Island a memorable one. It’s an action packed nine days filled with high-level tennis and a host of other activities that have been created for all age groups from children to senior citizens.
For tickets or more information, call 843-856-7900 or visit www.volvocaropen.com.