Alize Cornet totally demolished Kateryna Bondarenko in the opening round of the Volvo Car Open as the Frenchwoman defeated the Ukrainian with a commanding 6-1, 6-2 scoreline after just a mere 66 minutes of play.
Two 19 year-olds Daria Kasatkina and Jelena Ostapenko would face off in the final of the Volvo Car Open after they beat Laura Siegemund and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in their respective semifinals, triumphing in three sets in both matches.
Day four action at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston saw the finish of a delayed second-round
match from the previous day along with all eight scheduled round of 16 matches. Former champion Caroline Wozniacki, the highest-ranked player remaining in the draw, and local hope Shelby Rogers, the only American still alive in the tournament, are among those featured in the last eight.
World number three and reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has been named VAVEL USA's player of the month for April after a semifinal run in Charleston and a second consecutive Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title in Stuttgart.
VAVEL USA Tennis introduces a new weekly feature, WTA Weekly Ledger. It recaps WTA winners along with notable results from the previous week's action, analysis of the newly-released rankings and updates on the Road to Singapore which will hold the prestigious year-ending WTA Finals.