The ladies are back in action this week in Charleston and there's already a handful of headlining news to take in. 

These are the Top 5 photos from Tuesday at the Volvo Car Open. 


Sloane Stephens

"I'm going in the right direction," Stephens said following her 6-2, 6-4 win over Wang Xinyu. She moved into Charleston's second round and will face one of her best friends on the WTA Tour, Madison Keys. 

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Garbine Muguruza 

Looking pretty good on the green clay, the No. 6 seed kicked off her campaign with a seamless 6-1, 6-3 win over Magdalena Frech. The Spaniard will take on Yulia Putintseva for a spot in the round of 16. The two competitors haven't squared off since Muguruza's straight-set win over the Kazakh in 2017 at Roland Garros. 

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Vania King

The American played in her final professional tennis match alongside doubles partner Yaroslava Shvedova. The pair almost forced a decider but came up just short, falling to Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk, 6-2, 7-6 (5). King had a colorfully decorated career, winning the Thailand Open in 2006 and two doubles major titles with Shvedova. 

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Shelby Rogers

It's feeling extra special this time around for the American, who was sad about not having the opportunity to play the 500-level tournament last year due to COVID-19. Rogers claimed her opening match against Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4, 6-3, and will face Amanda Anisimova next. 

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Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk 

First things first, Krawczyk had a great breakthrough on the singles court when she rallied her way through qualifying before losing to No. 15 seed Veronika Kudermetova in her main-draw opener. It may not seem like much, but the American hasn't stepped foot on the singles court since 2017.  She did, however, get the win with Guarachi on the doubles court on Tuesday. 

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