DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Some of the top women's tennis stars in the world will hit the court at the 45th Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island.
The tournament begins its 17th year in the Lowcountry with qualifying matches Saturday and Sunday. Play in the main draw continues Monday through the finals on Sunday, April 9. About 90,000 spectators are expected over the nine days.
Five former champions are scheduled to return to the Lowcountry. Venus Williams (2004), Jelena Jankovic (2007), Sam Stosur (2010), Caroline Wozniacki (2011) and Andrea Petkovic (2014) are all looking to win the tournament for the second time.
The Volvo Car Open also includes plenty of activities away from the court for fans to enjoy. Family Weekend activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday include balloon art, face painting, jump castles and more. Admission to the grounds the first two days is only $10 for adults and free for anyone 15 and younger.
Another highlight of the first day is the Draw Ceremony from 3 to 4 p.m. outside the stadium court.
In prime time, legends and former men's champions will take the court for the PowerShares Series from 7 to 10 p.m. John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Mark Philippoussis will pair off in semifinal matches with the winners to meet in a championship match. Tickets for the PowerShares Series are $30 and are sold separately from the daily grounds pass.
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