The Volvo Car Open will be held April 3-11 on Daniel Island as scheduled, but without fans present due to the ongoing pandemic.
The tournament is forgoing its traditional on-site fan environment to create a made-for-TV tennis event instead, allowing the tournament to operate in 2021.
“In order to successfully execute a fan experience that complies with all guidelines and requirements given by local government and health officials, we would need to begin building our event facilities this week,” said Bob Moran, Volvo Car Open Tournament Director.
“Unfortunately, with the ongoing high positivity numbers and the potential of unknown restrictions on travel to the U.S., we have concluded that the creation of a made-for-TV tournament is the best possible outcome for the 2021 Volvo Car Open,” Moran said.
The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the onset of the pandemic and is now actively working in partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association and the Medical University of South Carolina on the development of health and safety protocols for the players, staff and operational partners at the event.
The tournament will be streamed through Tennis Channel and WTA.