Charleston Businessman Ben Navarro Buys Volvo Car Open
There was a bit of an emergency in the Ben Navarro household recently. Daughter Emma, a junior at Ashley Hall, twisted her ankle while playing dodge ball during a lock-in event at the school.
No big deal, right?
The thing is, Emma is one of the top-ranked junior tennis players in the country and was preparing to play in the biggest event of her young career — this week's Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island, where three of the top 10 and 10 of the top 20 players on the WTA Tour are due to compete.
"We got that thing in ice and she worked her butt off to get it better," father Ben says. "She's back to 100 percent, but we had a little scare there."
This week's Volvo Car Open — the 47th edition of the tournament once known as the Family Circle Cup, and its 19th year on Daniel Island — is fraught with all kinds of emotion for the Navarro family.