Well here’s all the information on how you can watch the WTA Charleston live

Well here’s all the information on how you can watch the WTA Charleston live

Looking to watch the Charleston Open for the 2021 edition of the competition? Well here’s all the information on how you can watch the WTA Charleston live online and on television.

Also known as the Volvo Car Open for sponsorship reasons, this tournament is a part of the Premier Level tournaments and is usually played in the first week of April. This competition is hosted by the Family Circle Tennis Center, on Daniel Island, Charleston, United States and interestingly, it’s played on green clay – the only tournament to be played on that surface.

56 singles players and 16 doubles teams took part in the 2019 edition of the tournament with 470 points and $137,125 on offer for the singles winner. There are 16 seeds in the competition of which eight are given a bye into the second round while the remaining 48 players fight it out in the first.

It would be interesting to see which of the top players confirm their participation for the 2021 edition of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.

2021 WTA Charleston Open Schedule & Dates
More information on the schedule for the WTA Charleston Open is still awaited.

Last year’s Charleston Open was expected to be played between April 6 and 12 with qualifiers to be held two days before the start of the main draw of the tournament and the women’s singles final on Sunday, April 12. The Charleston Open was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Player List for 2021 WTA Charleston Open
In 2019, Sloane Stephens was the top seeded player for the tournament, going in as the world number six while the second seeded Kiki Bertens had entered the tournament as the defending champion. Among others in action were Aryna Sabalenka, Ash Barty, Caroline Wozniacki and Julia Goerges.

This coming season’s player list for the Charleston Open has been released and Ash Barty has been named the top seed. Barty will join the competition following the completion of the Miami Open where she has made it to the final.

What Happened at the 2020 WTA Charleston Open?
The Charleston Open wasn’t held in 2020 because of the pandemic situation.

In 2019, Madison Keys overcame Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki in the final to win the title in straight sets, winning 7–6(7–5), 6–3. This was after the defending champion Kiki Bertens lasted till only the third round before going down to Maria Sakkari.

Sloane Stephens, the top seed in the tournament last year, was sent packing by the eventual champion Keys, in a three-setter, while Monica Puig and Petra Martic were the other semifinalists. Keys beat Puig while Wozniacki routed Martic to make it to the final.

Bertens had won the title in 2018 by beating Julia Goerges in a one-sided final winning 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the trophy. This was after she had been a match-point down in the final set in her semi-final against Madison Keys. She went on to win that match in a tie-breaker.

In the other semi-final, the fifth seeded Goerges overcame Anastasija Sevastova in a tough, straight-set win after having sent out the defending champion, third seeded Daria Kasatkina in the previous round. 12th seeded Bertens had sent Alize Cornet out in the quarter-finals.

2016 champion Sloane Stephens was also going to play in Charleston in 2018 but the dangerous fourth seeded player withdrew from the tournament because of an injury.

Some of the other top players who participated in the previous Charleston Open were top seeded Caroline Garcia, who was sent packing in the third round, second seeded Petra Kvitova who lost in the second, Johanna Konta, the sixth seed who went out in the second as well, and Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka and Daria Gavrilova, none of whom made it as far as the quarter-finals.

World number one Ashleigh Barty settled into her clay court season in some style with an easy opening win at the Charleston Open.
The Australian dropped just three games in beating Japan’s Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-1 to set up a last-16 meeting with Shelby Rogers, after the hometown player got past Amanda Anisimova.
The match was Barty’s first on the surface since switching from hard courts, as she builds up to next month’s French Open, which has been postponed by a week because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a re-run of the 2017 US Open final, Sloane Stephens was once again the victor against Madison Keys, sealing a 6-4, 6-4 win to reach the third round, where she’ll face Ajla Tomljanovic.
Elsewhere, Coco Gauff needed to come from a set down to beat Liudmila Samsonova, eventually powering back and taking the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, but second seed Sofia Kenin suffered a three-set defeat to Lauren Davis, who’ll meet Gauff next.
Alize Cornet, Danka Kovinic, Veronika Kudermetova, Ons Jabeur, Caty McNally and Kurumi Nara also advanced.

The 2021 Volvo Car Open (Charleston Open) is a women’s tennis event on the 2021 WTA Tour. It takes place between April 5 – 11, 2021 and is the 48th edition of the Charleston Open tournament and a Premier level tournament. The event takes place at the Family Circle Tennis Center, on Daniel Island, Charleston, United States. It is the only event of the clay court season played on green clay.