1st round of Volvo Car Open postponed for rain, sees withdrawl of Konta
Interview: Tracy Austin
Monday was a day of naughts for tennis fans at the Volvo Car Open.
It was learned the Volvo Car Open 2-seed Johanna Konta would not be playing in the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Several matches also would not be played as they were suspended for rain.
Konta won the Miami Open Saturday in what's been described the biggest title of her career. She was apologetic to fans in Charleston over the decision to withdraw.
"I’m very sorry to have to withdraw from Charleston, this is a great tournament and I was really looking forward to taking part," said Konta, the world No. 7. "I was battling a slight shoulder injury and sickness during Miami which has taken hold since the end of the tournament."
Kota is replaced in the tournament by 22-year-old Grace Min of Atlanta.
As far as what could not happen because of the weather, local favorite Shelby Rogers' match was one of several postponed.
Advancing from the first round after completed matches are:
Naomi Osaka (Japan)
Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)
Alison Riske (U.S.)
Monica Puig (Puerto Rico)
Laura Siegemund (Germany)
Andrea Petkovic (Germany)
Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine)