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This year’s Volvo Car Open will be nothing but a televised memory on the Tennis Channel. There will be no fans nor volunteers allowed inside the tournament’s bubble due to COVID-19.   The difficult decision to suspend the volunteer program was made in April 2020 at the beginning of the global...
Having your parents involved in your sports affairs can feel overbearing at times. Imagine if you were an athlete and your parents owned the stadium in which you performed? Emma Navarro can.   The 19-year-old tennis sensation from Charleston has been named one of the five main draw wild cards...
The Volvo Car Open kicked off with first round matches on Monday and second round play on Tuesday.   There two night matches Monday featured young American players. At 7 p.m., Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan played American Caty McNally, but Rybakina was forced to retire due to a...
Mandy Lewandowski is undefeated in her first year as coach of the Philip Simmons High School girls’ varsity softball team. She’s not in the mood to celebrate, however. She’s more likely to commiserate.   The team has played only two games this spring and swept a doubleheader from Region 6-AA...
Pro Tip No. 128 is to always keep hair products on your boat. You never know when you may encounter the catch of a lifetime and you want to look your best in the selfie.   Case in point, a few evenings ago it was super windy and a bit cool. Not the best conditions for targeting trout with a...
Bishop England High School basketball standout Ty Schaafsma had the game of his lifetime, but the senior was not in a mood to celebrate. The talented player scored 32 points against Marlboro County in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs, but the locker room was in a state of hush...
First round action at the Volvo Car Open started today. Although you can’t watch the competition in the stands, the Tennis Channel has live coverage all week beginning today at 10 a.m. There are two night matches scheduled featuring young American players. At 7 pm, Elena Rybakina of Kasakstan plays...
Growing up, Shelby Rogers went to the Family Circle Cup (Volvo Car Open) every year since she was 7. As a star-struck ball girl she was told by a past champion she would play there someday — 10 years later that clay court daydream became a reality.   The Daniel Island tennis phenom knew early...
The 2021 Volvo Car Open’s list of returning champions just got a little longer as 7-time grand slam champion Venus Williams has committed to play in the women’s tournament.    Williams was a main draw alternate, noted tournament officials, and was added to the field after other players...
The following are the top 10 seeds for the 2021 Volvo Car Open as of March 29. (Players and rankings subject to change.) Compiled by Boots Gifford, boots@thedanielislandnews.com   #1 ASHLEIGH BARTY, Australia, age 24 WTA Rank: 1 RESIDENCE: Ipswich, Australia HEIGHT: 5’ 5”  PLAYS:...

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