2021 Volvo Car Open Charleston Draw with Barty, Kenin, Muguruza
The premier event signals the start of the clay season on the WTA calendar and the event has been held since 1973. Last year's edition was reformatted into a Laver Cup-style event instead of the regular competitive event due to the pandemic. The defending champion is Madison Keys with the American set to return and defend her title.
The number one seed is Ashleigh Barty who will be coming off her stellar Miami Open run and as all seeds will have a BYE in the first round. Other seeds such as Sofia Kenin, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Garbine Muguruza, Elise Mertens, and Madison Keys will all receive 1st round BYE's.
There are several notable first-round matchups such as the one between Coco Gauff and Tsvetana Pironkova which should be a great match. Other notable ones include Tomljanovic - McHale, and Fernandez - Peng.