Championship Sunday at the Volvo Car Open was a roller-coaster ride!!!
What an AMAZING experience to be there, capturing every moment as Madison Keys defeated former champion, Caroline Wozniacki in a brilliant display of tennis. Winning her first major trophy on clay, Keys was crowned champion, handed the keys to a brand new Volvo, and ceremonially given the keys to the city by Charleston’s Mayor John Tecklenburg! I’d say those are three pretty major accomplishments for this amazing young American.
Madison calls Charleston one of her favorite spots on the WTA Tour. “Every time I come here I feel like I’m home,” an emotional Keys said while accepting her trophy. “The support I have from everyone in the stands means the world to me.”
In the doubles finals, veterans Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alicja Rosolska captured their first VCO title, capping off a week in which they did not drop a single set. Although it was their first time playing together, the German-Polish pair were too strong against Russian pair of Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova.
After all the excitement of the week, it was a real pleasure to be awarded a private photo shoot with Maddie and her new trophy, as well as one with Anna-Lena and Alicja with theirs. They were all such great subjects and such gracious champions!!!