Kiki Bertens and Sloane Stephens lead the field at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, live from 1-7 April.

Staged on the unique green clay of Charleston, the tournament is the first clay-court meet of the WTA season, and generally attracts some of the best players in the world. This year's edition is no exception, with three top-ten players, and five former champions taking their place in a formidable field.


WTA Charleston tennis is live from 1-7 April with play starting around 10am local/3pm BST. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Charleston tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch & bet on WTA Charleston tennis

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Charleston tennis, live from 1-7 April 2019

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 



The WTA Volvo Car Open in Charleston is a prestigious and incredibly popular event on the WTA calendar, with few rivals in terms of history and importance. The tournament, previously known as the Family Circle Cup, due to the sponsorship of Family Circle Magazine, became officially known as the Volvo Car Open from the 2016 edition.

At a time when sponsorship for women’s tennis was sparse, and prize money insufficient to grant many players with any conceivable chance of a professional career, the Family Circle Cup led the way. In 1973 it became the first women’s tennis competition to offer $100,000 in prize money, with Rosie Casals, the winner of the first event, taking home a check for $30,000. 

Having originally been played at Hilton Head, the event made its way to Charleston in 2001. The current venue provides a perfect backdrop. Not only is Charleston an ideal place for a vacation, but the facilities here are first rate. The 10,200 seater stadium typically allows for a superb atmosphere. Total attendances here tend to stop just short of 100,000.

Anyone that wins this tournament gets the privilege of joining a list of former champions that includes Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Serena Williams, and Caroline Wozniacki.

wta charleston tournament information

Here are some quick facts about the Volvo Car Open

WTA Charleston tournament information

Volvo Car OpenWTA Charleston
Dates1-7 April 2019
LocationCharleston, South Carolina, USA
VenueVolvo Car Stadium
First played1973
SurfaceGreen clay (outdoors)
Entrants56 singles/16 doubles
No. of seeds16
Reigning singles championKiki Bertens
Reigning doubles championsAlla Kudryavtseva/Katerina Srebotnik
Prize money$800,000

WTA charleston seeds

Volvo Car Open Seeds

1Sloane StephensUSA
2Kiki BertensNetherlands
3Aryna SabalenkaBelarus
4Anastasija SevastovaLatvia
5Caroline WozniackiDenmark
6Elise MertensBelgium
7Julia GoergesGermany
8Madison KeysUSA
9Belinda BencicSwitzerland
10Jelena OstapenkoLatvia
11Danielle CollinsUSA
12Mihaela BuzarnescuRomania
13Sofia KeninUSA
14Ajla TomljanovicCroatia
15Maria SakkariGreece
16Petra MarticCroatia

Wta charleston ranking points

WTA Premier ranking points

RoundPoints (56-player draw)Points (28-player draw)
Round of 165555
Round of 32301
Round of 641-

WTA Charleston past champions

Previous Volvo Car Open champions

1973Rosie CasalsNancy Richey
1974Chris EvertKerry Melville-Reid
1975Chris Evert (2)Martina Navratilova
1976Chris Evert (3)Kerry Melville-Reid
1977Chris Evert (4)Billie Jean King
1978Chris Evert (5)Kerry Melville-Reid
1979Tracy AustinKerry Melville-Reid
1980Tracy AustinRegina Marsikova
1981Chris Evert (6)Pam Shriver
1982Martina NavratilovaAndrea Jaeger
1983Martina Navratilova (2)Tracy Austin
1984Chris Evert (7)Claudia Koehle-Kilsch
1985Chris Evert (8)Gabriela Sabatini
1986Steffi GrafChris Evert
1987Steffi Graf (2) Manuela Maleeva
1988Martina Navratilova (3)Gabriela Sabatini
1989Steffi Graf (3)Natasha Zvereva
1990Martina Navratilova (4)Jennifer Capriati
1991Gabriela SabatiniLeila Meskhi
1992Gabriela Sabatini (2)Conchita Martinez
1993Steffi Graf (4)Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1994Conchita MartinezNatasha Zvereva
1995Conchita Martinez (2)Magdalena Maleeva
1996Arantxa Sanchez-VicarioBarbara Paulus
1997Martina HingisMonica Seles
1998Amanda CoetzerIrina Spirlea
1999Martina Hingis (2)Anna Kournikova
2000Mary PierceArantxa Sanchez-Vicario
2001Jennifer CapriatiMonica Hingis
2002Iva MajoliPatty Schnyder
2003Justine HeninSerena Williams
2004Venus WilliamsConchita Martinez
2005Justine Henin (2)Elena Dementieva
2006Nadia PetrovaPatty Schnyder
2007Jelena JankovicDinara Safina
2008Serena WilliamsVera Zvonareva
2009Sabine LisickiCaroline Wozniacki
2010Samantha StosurVera Zvonareva
2011Caroline WozniackiElena Vesnina
2012Serena Williams (2)Lucie Safarova
2013Serena Williams (3)Jelena Jankovic
2014Andrea PetkovicJana Cepelova
2015Angelique KerberMadison Keys
2016Sloane StephensElena Vesnina
2017Daria KasatkinaJelena Ostapenko
2018Kiki BertensJulia Goerges

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