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Miami Open Update
Posted on Mar 28, 2017 3:48pm ET

As the Volvo Car Stadium prepares for the April 1st kickoff on Daniel Island, five contenders in our player field are also quarterfinalists in the Miami Open, and will join us in Charleston in less than a week.
Johanna Konta put together a two-set victory over Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena after fighting tooth and nail during the first set but breezing through the second with a 7-5, 6-1 victory. This is Konta’s second appearance in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. Both Konta and Arruabarrena will be Volvo Car Open contenders this year in Charleston.

Konta will move onto face Romanian Simona Halep who defeated Volvo Car Open fan favorite Sam Stosur in three long sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. 

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated American doubles stand-out Bethanie Mattek-Sands, though by no easy means. The 7-5, 6-4 match was neck and neck before Lucic-Baroni squeaked out the win against the Volvo Car Open main draw wild card recipient.  Lucic-Baroni then went head to head with Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals, falling 6-3, 6-4 to the Czech second-seed.

Mattek-Sands' longtime doubles partner, Lucie Safarova, defeated Dominika Cibulkova after a close first set that went into a tiebreak before Safarova cruised through the second to a 7-6, 6-1 victory.

Caroline Wozniacki walked away with a win after Garbine Muguruza retired during a tight first-set tiebreak. Former Volvo Car Open champion Wozniacki will face left-handed Safarova in the quarterfinals.

Venus Williams powered through a close match with Svetlana Kuznetsova, taking a 6-3, 7-6 win into her match with another former Volvo Car Open champion, Angelique Kerber.

We will see five of these quarterfinalist in just a few days here in Charleston, and wish them the best of luck.

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Daily Activities at the Open
Posted on Mar 27, 2017 10:00am ET

Sat, April 1 - Sun, April 9
Lisette L Montréal Pants Giveaway
Visit the Lisette L Montréal pop-up shop on-site all week. When you try on a pair of their pants, you will be entered to win a free pair. Drawings will take place every hour!

Sat, April 1 - Sun, April 9
Ban Challenge Court

Stop by the Ban Challenge Court and test your skills! We’ll supply the equipment - just bring your A-game! Players of all abilities welcome.

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Lisette L Montreal Ladies Day & Luncheon
Posted on Mar 27, 2017 9:59am ET

Lisette L Montréal Ladies Day
Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a special day of tennis with your best girls! For the cost of a Tuesday ticket, you'll enjoy giveaways, shopping, wine and cheese tastings and loads of activities, all while watching world-class women's tennis. Rally up the ladies and make a day of it! 

$60 Terrace tickets / $25 General admission tickets - Buy now!

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Miami Open Update: VCO Players on a Roll
Posted on Mar 26, 2017 1:50pm ET

The Volvo Car Open player field is finding success on the courts at the Miami Open. Currently, we have 13 VCO contenders still in the field - Shelby Rogers, Venus Williams, Taylor Townsend (qualifying), Shuai Peng, Samantha Stosur, Johanna Konta, Lara Arruabarrena, Madison Keys, Shuai Zhang, Caroline Wozniacki, Lucie Safarova, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Check out the full singles Miami Open draw here.

The Highlights

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Volvo Car Open Partners with SunTrust to Offer Juniors 15 and Under Free Tickets
Posted on Mar 24, 2017 10:43pm ET

The Volvo Car Open tennis tournament has continued its mission to grow the game of tennis. For the third year in a row, the WTA Premier event has partnered with SunTrust to offer juniors, 15 and under, free general admission tickets all week into the Volvo Car Open, April 1 – 9, 2017, in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island.

“We want the name Volvo Car Open to be synonymous with growing the game of tennis,” said Bob Moran, Volvo Car Open Tournament Director. “We value our partnership with SunTrust to offer juniors unparalleled and complimentary access to our tournament. We hope to touch the lives of thousands of youth and inspire the next generation of tennis players and fans. This is possible because of SunTrust’s commitment to our tournament. Through this program, together we’ve already provided nearly 20,000 youth access to an international, world-renowned tennis tournament.”

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Volvo Car Open Player Field Has Eyes Set on Singapore
Posted on Mar 24, 2017 9:22am ET

Elena Vesnina is on cloud nine.... as she should be after snagging the biggest title of her career at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open. This win caused Vesnina’s ranking to soar higher than ever - to No. 13, and landed her at a comfortable No. 6 on the Road to Singapore. She is one of three Volvo Car Open contenders currently filling the top eight spots for the WTA Finals. In total, The Volvo Car Open's field has seven of the top 20 contenders on the Road to Singapore.

Vesnina joins Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in the leaderboard with Johanna Konta waiting patiently at No. 9 and  Mirjana Lucic-Baroni right behind her at No. 10.

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Ticket Add-Ons
Posted on Mar 23, 2017 8:57am ET

Travels, Trivia and Triumphs Ladies Day Luncheon 
Tuesday, April 4, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Presented by Lisette L Montréal
$60/per person

Call 800.677.2293 to purchase!

Spend the afternoon chatting with tennis stars, Sloane Stephens, Tracy Austin and Lindsay Davenport, as well as mother-daughter designer duo, Lisette Limoges and Kathryne Small. Team up with your friends and enjoy your day of tennis with a catered and interactive lunch. These ladies will keep you laughing and entertained, as we discuss travels and triumphs, play trivia and sip wine from Sterling Vineyards. Limited seating available. To purchase a luncheon ticket, please call 800.677.2293
* A Volvo Car Open day session ticket is required, along with the luncheon ticket.

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Volvo Car Open Partners with Sloane Stephens To Collect Shoes In Fight Against Global Poverty
Posted on Mar 20, 2017 2:19pm ET

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.

That’s the message being delivered by American tennis star, Sloane Stephens and the Volvo Car Open, which has launched a drive to collect 5,000 shoes to help achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic, via Soles4Souls. Starting now, used and new shoes can be dropped off at the Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, and all O2 Fitness Clubs located in the Charleston area. During the Volvo Car Open, April 1st – 9th donation boxes will be at the front gates.

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Indian Wells - VCO Player Field Update
Posted on Mar 15, 2017 3:09pm ET

Three 2017 Volvo Car Open players remain in the draw at the BNP Paribas Open - Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Vesnina.

Each one is vying for the title in Indian Wells. For Venus, she's back in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in 16 years. Wozniacki is looking to repeat her 2011 BNP Paribas Open run with a second title. And Vesnina, as a two-time BNP Paribas Open doubles champion, is hoping to convert her success in Indian Wells into a singles trophy.

Will one of them make history? They'll hit the courts tomorrow in search for that semifinal spot.

Vesnina will compete against Williams, where she leads in their head-to-head 3-2. She defeated No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber last night, 6-3, 6-3, for the biggest win of her career. 2017 is her first time reaching the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals.

Williams clenched her quarterfinals spot with a win from behind against Shuai Peng, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Peng will also compete in the 2017 Volvo Car Open. Should Williams win again Vesnina, she'll play in her third Indian Wells semifinal.

Wozniacki will face Kristina Mladenovic in the final eight. She defeated Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 last night. Keys, World No. 9, will return to the Volvo Car Open for fifth appearance.

Wozniacki is the only past Indian Wells champion left in the draw.

Who will win? Tune into Tennis Channel to watch all of the action.

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Indian Wells - VCO Player Field Update
Posted on Mar 14, 2017 4:21pm ET

Two Volvo Car Open fan favorites, Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki, will face each other in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. During a battle of big backhands, Keys unhinged and knocked out Charleston contender, Naomi Osaka, in straight sets with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

American tennis star Venus Williams is guaranteed to have an exciting match as she takes on Shuai Peng of China in the quarterfinals. Though Peng took the victory during their last showdown, it is no secret that Williams has been playing at her best and will have her larger-than-life serve keyed up and ready to go.

Peng fought Ana Konjuh - who will also make an appearance at this year’s Volvo Car Open - and snagged the win to face Agnieszka Radwanska who she defeated soundly 6-4,6-4 to secure her spot in the fourth round against Williams. Regardless of outcome, the good news? Both of these phenomenal women will have the chance to meet again this April in Charleston.

In case you haven’t had your emerging star radar up and running, you might not have noticed American player Lauren Davis making a slow and steady move to the top of the rankings. Starting this year at World No. 62, Davis began her ascent to the top of the ranks, with her first WTA title win, and has no intention of slowing down.

Now World No. 38, Davis has turned up the heat on herself and her opponents. Knocking down Julia Goerges, 6-1, 6-3, even her coach, Mark Shanerman, was feeling the love for the Ohio native’s game during the match, keep the conversation light during the match to get Davis in the right head space.

“I hear the dollar is going down a little bit, but it’s still stronger compared to the Euro,” Shanerman said to Davis during their powwow after the first set. “So you know, I’ve got a lot of emerging markets, a lot of positives going on,” he joked.

Davis walked away smiling, and took the match in straight sets. She will face Kristina Mladenovic in the Round of 16.

Elena Vesnina earned her spot in the Sweet Sixteen and will face former Volvo Car Open champion Angelique Kerber.  To fans enjoyment, she squeaked out a three-set victory over Timea Babos 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, and secured her best BNP Paribas Open run to date.

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