Seven years. Twenty-two matches. Two finals.
Finally, on Sunday, American Madison Keys reigned supreme at the Volvo Car Open, champion by way of a week of blistering, powerful and yet thoughtful tennis.
Doubles veterans Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alicja Rosolska captured the Volvo Car Open doubles title Sunday, capping off a week in which they did not drop a single set across four matches.
The German-Polish pair were too strong against Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova, a first-time team, winning 7-6(7) 6-2 late Sunday afternoon.
The singles final for the Volvo Car Open will begin not before 1pm as a passing storm has moved through the area.
The doubles final will now be immediately following the singles.
The Volvo Car Open was just about to begin and Irina Khromacheva didn’t have a doubles partner to play with. Her countrywoman, Veronika Kudermetova, had planned to play with someone else, but when Irina reached out, Veronika thought it was a good idea.
And on the last day of the tournament, the first-time pairing will play for the title inside Volvo Car Stadium.
There's something about Charleston for Caroline Wozniacki.
The Dane, champion here in 2011, is back into the final for the third time in her career (also 2009 runner-up) after a decisive 6-3 6-4 win over No. 16 seed Petra Martic on Saturday afternoon.
In the 19 years the Volvo Car Open has called Daniel Island home, there have been some memorable finals.
Capriati vs. Hingis. Henin vs. Serena. Venus vs. Conchita Martinez.
It’s been two years since Caroline Wozniacki has played the Volvo Car Open, and while you may think the first thing she would like you to know about her since then is that she’s now a Grand Slam champion (we’ll get to that, we promise), it’s actually not.
“I’ve become an aunty for a first time,” Wozniacki, now 28, said. “I’m the godmother of little Nico, my brother’s son.”
While Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys are familiar names, don’t count out Monica Puig and Petra Martic. Here’s five things to know about our semifinal field at the 2019 Volvo Car Open.
Puig: Olympic-Level Concentration
Puig won gold for Puerto Rico - making history by booming the first athlete to do so in *ANY* sport - at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and she’s had up-and-down results since, entering this week as the world No. 63.
And then there were four.
Saturday afternoon the final four of the Volvo Car Open take center stage, and it’s a day that offers intriguing backstories and a clash power and consistency for the right to play for the 2019 Charleston crown.
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