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Madison Keys had a winning weekend in Charleston. On Sunday, Keys scored her first WTA championship in two years, defeating Caroline Wozniacki to win the Volvo Car Open. Earlier in the weekend, Keys won the “Player Who Makes a Difference” award. She is the second recipient of the prize. In 2018,...
The Volvo Car Open brings in tennis players from all around the world with one thing in common: they’re at the top of their game. Some are known champions and some are rising stars, but every athlete is a strong contender in any tournament. But, what makes these women not just good players, but...
Hanahan High School recently received an elite Award of Excellence from the South Carolina High School League, and the plaque is on display in the school’s front office. But first-year principal Tom Gallus insists the award isn’t about the high school. He says it is a reflection of the community “...
The Bishop England boys’ and girls’ track teams fared well at the recent Coaches Classic, which was contested at Dutch Fork High School. While the High School League State Championships are still more than a month away, the Bishops must continue to work hard if they are to be on the victory stand...
At long last, spring is here! Winter is officially in our rear-view mirror. Warmer weather and easier fishing are on the way. Many of our warm weather species are already making appearances. This past week, flounder and bluefish were surprise catches. I released the bluefish and invited the...
The top players in the world roll onto Daniel Island starting this weekend to compete for the moniker of Volvo Car Open champion. The players will be coming off two large hardcourt tournaments – Indian Wells and the Miami Open – to compete in the first clay tournament of the season. SLOANE STEPHENS...
When we last saw Kiki Bertens in Charleston, she was about to head out of town with a smile on her face, a $137,250 check in her purse and the use of a Volvo SUV for two years, the spoils of being the 2018 Volvo Car Open champion. Bertens entered last year’s tournament with the world No. 27 ranking...
Let’s face it. Serena and Venus Williams, the combined face of women’s tennis in the United States, won’t be in this year’s Volvo Car Open. And, the Williams sisters won’t be around forever. Serena, arguably the greatest woman ever to play tennis, is a 37-year-old mother who focuses on only the...
It has served as a launching pad for some of the greatest young tennis players in the world, and it has turned mere humans into legends. The Volvo Car Open has had quite the history since its inception in 1973 when the Family Circle Cup first held court on Hilton Head Island. Thousands of players...
While in town, several Volvo Car Open players visit young patients in the MUSC Children’s Hospital, the tournament’s official charity. VCO players engage with inner city youth interested in tennis by taking part in the “Tennis in the City” program held on Sunday of tournament week! Since its...

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