COMING OFF TITLE IN HONG KONG, CAROLINE WOZNIACKI COMMITS TO 2017 VOLVO CAR OPENEmbed from Getty Images
Wozniacki wins second WTA title in past month; Fifth time competing in Charleston
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – The Volvo Car Open announced today that Caroline Wozniacki has committed to play in its 2017 tournament, April 1st – 9th on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. She joins Former World No. 1 Venus Williams, World No. 7 Madison Keys and Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig in the player field forming for the 45th year of the WTA premier tournament.
Wozniacki will compete in Charleston for the fifth time in 2017, where she holds a 14-3 record. She was a finalist in 2009 and won the title in 2011.
The former World No. 1 is currently having a resurgence during the second half of the 2016 WTA season, after enduring injuries earlier in the year. Now back in full swing, Wozniacki won titles in Toyko and Hong Kong, both in the past month, marking 25 total career wins. She also made the semifinals of the U.S. Open in September. Currently World No. 17, she will finish her ninth-straight season in the Top 20.
“Caroline plays very well on the green clay in Charleston,” said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open Tournament Manager. “She is one of the most talented and charismatic players on the Tour, spending two seasons at World No. 1. Our fans will be so excited to watch her compete again next April”.
The 2017 Volvo Car Open will be Wozniacki’s first time playing Charleston since 2013.
“I’m very pleased with my past results in Charleston,” said Wozniacki. “The feel of the tournament is very relaxed and I always enjoy playing there. I’m looking forward to visiting again in April and hopefully winning the title again!”
Wozniacki was a finalist at the 2009 and 2014 U.S. Opens and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha. She won the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year award in 2008, and was World No. 1 in 2010 to 2011, where she won 12 titles combined during the two seasons.
The nine-day Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, attracting an average of 90,000 attendees and 70+ of the top tennis players.
Tickets for the 2017 Volvo Car Open are now on sale. Patrons have the option to choose from individual tickets, ticket packages and travel packages. Ticket prices range from $25 for an individual session to $525 for the all-inclusive weeklong package. The Volvo Car Open will provide six special ticket packages in 2017, each offering more tennis at a greater value.
New in 2017, the tournament will roll out the Volvo Ace Club, an exciting membership program for box and ticket package holders. The Volvo Ace Club is a recognition program providing unparalleled amenities and benefits during the tournament. In addition, members have the option to receive access into the Ace Lounge, an exclusive hospitality tent providing first-class accommodations including, live entertainment, air-conditioning, elevated food options and more.
For more information on the tournament and ticket options, visit volvocaropen.com or call 800.677.2293.