Two more Grand Slam champions enter Charelston player field

March 4, 2024

Credit One Charleston Open now features five Grand Slam champions, five Charleston champions and four top 10 players in 2024 field

Two additional Grand Slam champions have entered the player field for the 2024 Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only professional tennis tournament in North America. 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova will join fellow Grand Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko, Sloane Stephens and Sofia Kenin March 30 – April 7 in Charleston, South Carolina in a field that also features four top 10 players and five former Charleston champions.

The Credit One Charleston Open, which competes annually in the state-of-the-art Credit One Stadium, was recently named the WTA 500 Tournament of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Azarenka is a former World No. 1, who owns 21 career WTA singles titles and 10 WTA doubles titles. In addition to her two Australian Open wins, she has reached at least the semifinal round of every Grand Slam tournament, including three US Open finals.

Her 2024 season includes a semifinals finish in Brisbane and a quarterfinal appearance in Doha. Last year she reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and quarterfinals in Adelaide and Guadalajara. The 34-year-old will compete in Charleston for the fourth time this year.

Krejcikova will compete in Charleston’s main draw for the first time in 2024. She previously played in the tournament’s qualifying rounds in 2015. The Czech player holds seven WTA singles titles and 18 doubles titles. In total, she has amassed 11 Grand Slam titles between singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition. She is also an Olympic Gold medalist, having won top honors in doubles at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 28-year-old has been ranked as high as World No. 2 in singles and World No. 1 in doubles.