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TEN YEARS AGO – The double life of Daniel Island’s Corvette Aficionados An article in the April 3, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News spotlighted a Daniel Island couple whose passion was fast cars! When the Sheldon’s six grown children had finally moved out of the house, they added some vavoom to...
In a matter of days, more than 100 professional women tennis players from 35 countries around the world will descend on Daniel Island for the Volvo Car Open (VCO). And as banners and billboards promoting this year’s event proclaim, “It’s all on the line.” Whether you are a seasoned VCO veteran or...
Think you’re a winner when it comes to tennis trivia? We invite you to test your skills! We’ll play two sets (six questions each), then throw in a tiebreaker. If you ace all 13 questions, you’re in the finals! FIRST SET 1. DEFENDING CHAMP Question: Can you identify the Volvo Car Open’s defending...
With over 90,000 fans, more than 100 players and thousands of support staff and other professionals from across the globe expected to flock to the Volvo Car Open next week, businesses on Daniel Island and within the surrounding greater Charleston area are hoping to feel the effects at their cash...
Did you know?? *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 “Courting Kids at Tennis in the City” program held on the...
Preparing for an event the size of the Volvo Car Open is a rather difficult task. With a team of only 12 full-time employees, the tournament is a huge success each year. But what does it really take to pull off an event of this magnitude? According to Robert (Rob) Eppelsheimer, director of Tennis...
Each of the five top players in the Volvo Car Open hail from five different countries – France, the Czech Republic, Russia, the U.S. and Germany. And, the next five seeds come from an additional three countries - Australia, Latvia and Japan. That’s healthy global competition! Top seed - Caroline...
The Volvo Car Open has never lacked star power since its inception in 1973 as the Family Circle Cup. But what makes this southern clay-court tournament special is its ability to launch the careers of players who won the event as teenagers and concluded their careers as hall-of-famers. Chris Evert,...
The 2017 Volvo Car Open championship marked the first time since 2009 that two teenagers played against each other for a WTA title. Daria Kasatkina defeated Jelena Ostapenko in a battle of 19-year olds. The 66-minute match was so entertaining that the 7,491 fans who showed up at Billie Jean King...
She’s celebrated a milestone 30th birthday in Charleston and savored a championship after a week’s work on green clay. Samantha Stosur has plenty of memories of the Volvo Car Open/Family Circle Cup experience. After all, it’s her favorite tournament and this year marks the 12th time the Australian...

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