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AROUND THE COURTS Defending champion Kiki Bertens practiced on center court on Sunday. She might have felt like she was practicing at home in the Netherlands as she was supported by “Daniel Island Dutch” fans. Showing their support were Mary and Mike Sudzina with their grandchildren Timo and...
Standing above a metal apparatus with a tennis racquet held by two clamps, tennis professional Kin Roseborough tightly weaves strings through the head of the sport utensil. “Basically, we just cut the strings out and install new ones at their requested tension,” Roseborough stated. A team of three...
Joyce Albrecht, a Hilton Head resident, became a volunteer for the Volvo Car Open for the same reason most joined: a love of tennis. While she may have that in common with the majority of her fellow volunteers, Albrecht has the unique title of longest running volunteer at the VCO. “I feel...
Daniel Island resident Chad Nash is getting a rare opportunity to do something that most teens his age will never get to experience. But he’s earned it. The talented athlete, who will head to Furman this fall on a tennis scholarship, is holding court with some of the top players in this year’s...
Sunday’s rain shower was no match for the enthusiasm of kids attending the “Tennis in the City” event. Excitement was in the air as local children and their parents eagerly waited for the clear weather so festivities could begin. The annual one-day youth tennis clinic sponsored by SunTrust Bank...
Welcome to another match of our Fan vs. Player Q&A, the game where we pit one VCO attendant against one VCO athlete to ask them esoteric tennis trivia. This year, Scott Beard, an audience member from Saturday’s Main Draw Party, faced off against tennis player Sofia Kenin. QUESTIONS 1. What year...
Once again Andrew Krasny is bringing his engaging emcee style to the Volvo Car Open. Krasny has been the voice and face of the tournament since 2013, back when it was still known as the Family Circle Cup. In that time he has become a welcome fixture at the Daniel Island-based VCO, entertaining both...
Q: What went into your decision to acquire this event? You must have a great passion for the sport. A: I grew up the son of a college football coach, spending a lot of time both on the sidelines and, as I got older, playing myself. I also wrestled. I didn’t discover tennis until my early 20s, when...
During Family Weekend at the Volvo Car Open there were a wide variety of activities. The fun continues throughout this week and coming weekend. Admission was free for kids 16 and younger and under $10 for adults during Family Weekend. While the remainder of the week requires paid admission, once...
At Monday’s Volvo Car Open All-Access Media Hour seven players were asked: “What do you binge watch in your free time?” How well do you know the VCO players …Can you match the players with their answers? TENNIS PLAYERS 1. Sloane Stephens 2. Kiki Bertens 3. Madison Keys 4. Anastasija Sevastova 5....

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