Kiki Bertens and Julia Goerges set to play Charleston in 2020


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Kiki Bertens and Julia Goerges set to play Charleston in 2020

The 20th edition of the WTA Premier event on Daniel Island in Charleston will take place between April 4-12, 2020, with the organizers already announcing stellar line-up that will fight for the Volvo Car Open title. The defending champion Madison Keys and Garbine Muguruza were the first confirmed competitors, followed by the top-10 star Belinda Bencic and one of the most promising youngsters Amanda Anisimova who also seek the prestigious title at the only Har-Tru clay event left in the calendar.

Not stopping there, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep was the fifth confirmed player, signing to make Charleston debut in April. Back in 2018, Kiki Bertens and Julia Goerges were the finalists at the Volvo Car Open and they will play for the crown again next year, making already strong draw even more attractive one.

World no. 8 Kiki Bertens made a debut in Charleston in 2014, losing in the third round in 2017 and 2019 and lifting the trophy in the year between for her fifth WTA crown in a career. The 30-year-old German Julia Goerges returns to Charleston for the seventh time, hoping to continue where she left a year ago and fight for the title against some of the finest rivals on the Tour.

"It's a great feeling getting to welcome beloved players back to our tournament," said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open Tournament Manager. "Kiki and Julia are two of the most talented players on tour, and they're also two of the kindest.

We are thrilled to host them again next year. Who knows - maybe one or both of them will appear in our final again!" "I always enjoy playing in Charleston and look forward to the tournament even more since winning the title," said Bertens.

"I have been working really hard on my game and am hoping to be back in the final of the Volvo Car Open next year." "The Volvo Car Open is one of my favorite tournaments. I have had good results in Charleston and love playing in front of such a fun and supportive crowd," said Goerges.