Doubles Delight as Top Teams Descend on Charleston
Doubles is always a favorite for the fans flocking to the Volvo Car Open, and 2019 will be no different as some of the best doubles players in the world look for a big week.
Top seeds Nichole Melichar (USA) and Kveta Peschke (CZE) were Wimbledon runners-up last year, while No. 2 seeds Lucie Hradecka (CZE) and Andreja Klepac (SLO) are seasoned veterans on the doubles tour.
Raquel Atawo and Katarina Srebotnik are the No. 3 seeds and Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alicja Rosolka are seeded fourth.
Srebotnik, pictured above, is a champion here in 2008 and 2018, both with different partners. In fact, she’s the lone former doubles champ in the draw.
Local teen Emma Navarro and Chloe Beck of Georgia have been awarded a wild card, as Kaitlyn Christian and Abigail Spears make up the only other all-American duo.
Top singles stars Ajla Tomljanovic, Belinda Bencic and Jelena Ostapenko are all set for doubles, too.