Kim Clijsters & Sloane Stephens Take Wild Card for Doubles in Charleston


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Kim Clijsters & Sloane Stephens Take Wild Card for Doubles in Charleston

Former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters' comeback will continue at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston where she will also play doubles with former US Open champion Sloane Stephens, the tournament organizers confirmed via a tweet on their Twitter account.

Clijsters has lost in the first round of her first two tournaments during her comeback - at the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships where she lost to Spain's Garbine Muguruza and at the Monterrey Open where she lost to Johanna Konta.

The four-time Grand Slam champion says she is improving as her comeback continues and plans to play the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, a tournament she won twice, followed by the Volvo Car Open, which would be her first clay court tournament since 2011.

The tournament has already attracted a stellar field - with 5 of the world's Top 10 players confirmed for the event - World No. 1 Ash Barty, World no. 2 Simona Halep, World No. 5 Sofia Kenin, World No. 6 Kiki Bertens and World No.

8 Belinda Bencic. American Madison Keys, the defending champion and World No. 13, is also returning to defend her title. Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, is ranked No. 37 in the world while Clijsters will receive a wild card for the singles & doubles tournament.

The event takes place between April 4 – 12, 2020 and is the 48th edition of the Charleston Open tournament and a Premier level tournament.