Volvo Car Open, 2017

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Volvo Car Open, 2017

By DownTheTee | August 31, 2021

Shelby Rogers … Hometown Girl, Hometown Hero Top Three Seeds Out in Charleston Volvo Car Open Relies on Partnerships for Success Kasatkina & Siegemund Into Semifinal in Charleston Teen Final Served Up in Charleston Daria Kasatkina Wins First Title in Charleston

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Daria Kasatkina Wins First Title in Charleston

By DownTheTee | April 9, 2017

By Jane Voigt Daniel Island, S.C., April 9, 2017 — If you graded their match, Daria Kasatkina would get an ‘A’ and Jelena Ostapenko a ‘C.’ The young Russian immediately adjusted her thinking cap and, as a result, won her inaugural WTA career title at 19 by. She defeated Ostapenko, 6-3, 6-1. Kasatkina was humbled and…

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Teen Final Served Up in Charleston

By DownTheTee | April 8, 2017

By Jane Voigt Daniel Island, S.C., April 8, 2017 — Two teenagers will vie for the coveted Charleston title tomorrow at the Volvo Car Open, bucking a pattern of older players grabbing all the tennis gusto. The semifinals, though, couldn’t have been any different.  The first, between Daria Kasatkina and Laura Siegemund, was clay-court tennis. Longer points.…

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Volvo Car Open Relies on Partnerships for Success

By DownTheTee | April 6, 2017

By Jane Voigt Daniel Island, S.C., April 6, 2017 — Fallen seeds. Wicked thunderstorms. Winds whipping to 40 m.p.h. None of it gets Bob Moran down. The Volvo Car Open tournament director stays positive, strongly believing in the tournament’s product as it marches forward.  Moran has been on board with this women’s only tournament for 17…

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Top Three Seeds Out in Charleston

By DownTheTee | April 5, 2017

By Jane Voigt Daniel Island, S.C., April 5, 2017 — The top three seeds were ousted today at Volvo Car Open Charleston, all losing to lesser players playing the matches of their lives. Elena Vesnina (No. 4) couldn’t hold off the serving teen sensation, Fanny Stollar, going down 7-6(6), 7-6(3). The win was Stollar’s career highpoint, to date. She’s…

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Shelby Rogers … Hometown Girl, Hometown Hero

By DownTheTee | April 4, 2017

By Jane Voigt Daniel Island, S.C., April 4, 2017 — As the main draw of The Volvo Car Open got underway in earnest today, fans were relieved. The cranky storm that ripped through the area last night had passed. The sun came out. All was right with the world.  Except when hometown girl Shelby Rogers frittered away a two-break…