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In Blistering Form, Keys Beats Wozniacki for First Charleston Title
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 6:17pm ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, WTA, Charleston, women's tennis
 
Groenefeld/Rosolska Win Volvo Car Open Doubles Title
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 6:06pm ET

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. 

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, WTA, Charleston tennis, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Alicja Rosolska
 
Update: Singles Final Not Before 1pm, Doubles to Follow
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 12:42pm ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, weather, rain delay, Charleston, WTA tennis, Charleston doubles final
 
First-Time Team Meets Established Doubles Stars in Final
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 12:28am ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, tennis, WTA, Charleston, doubles, Alicja Rosolska, Anna-Lena Groenefeld
 
Semi-Final Wrap: Wozniacki, Keys Unbothered in Straight-Setters
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 12:25am ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, tennis, WTA, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Martic, Madison Keys, Monica Puig, Charleston tennis, Wozniacki Keys
 
Wozniacki, Keys Set for Sensational Championship Sunday
Posted on Apr 7, 2019 12:23am ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys, tennis, WTA, Charleston
 
Practice Court Schedule: April 7
Posted on Apr 6, 2019 8:38pm ET
Below is the practice schedule for today.  Hope everyone has a great day!

Stadium:
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Major Champ Caroline Wozniacki Has Another New Title: Aunty
Posted on Apr 6, 2019 3:37pm ET

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.”

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Tags: Caroline Wozniacki, Volvo Car Open, tennis, WTA, Charleston, women's tennis
 
The Final Four: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Posted on Apr 6, 2019 1:22pm ET

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.

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Tags: Volvo Car Open, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, Monica Puig, Petra Martic, WTA, women's tennis, Charleston
 
Semifinal Saturday Pits Top Stars Against Confident Challengers
Posted on Apr 6, 2019 8:37am ET

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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Tags: Volvo Car Open, women's tennis, WTA, Charleston, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, Monica Puig, Petra Martic
 
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