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Trying to pick a health insurance plan can be a chore for anyone. For many people, just mentioning the word "open enrollment" sends shivers down the spine. It seems like there's always a nagging feeling that you're wasting money, choosing a plan with poor in-network care, or both. One would think that health insurance gets easier as you approach retirement age, but the truth is that picking an initial Medicare coverage plan can be daunting.

Unfortunately, the confusing process of signing up for Medicare causes many seniors to forego healthcare coverage altogether. After all, Medicare enrollment can involve several federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (or SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS).

At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, our passion is guiding seniors through the confusion of Medicare. That way, they can enjoy retirement with peace of mind knowing they are protected and ready for life after 65. We work with dozens of insurance companies, giving our clients the chance to choose a plan that best fits their lifestyle.

We choose to design our senior insurance plans with a focus on optimal benefits structure, lower costs, and personalized service. Some independent insurance agencies see their aging customers as nothing more than a financial transaction waiting to happen. In contrast, we treat each of our clients with respect and dignity as we help them navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. Combined with individualized service, we help older Americans make well-informed decisions about insurance. Whether you're in need of senior Medicare Supplement Plan insurance in Daniel Island or simply have questions about signing up for Medicare, our team is here to help.

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What is Medicare?

If you're approaching the golden years of your life, it's important you understand what Medicare is if you don't already.

Medicare is a federal health insurance program reserved for people older than 65 who have worked full-time for at least ten years. The Medicare program is paid for by a combination of worker payroll tax, premiums paid by Medicare enrollees, and the U.S. government.

There are four parts of Medicare:

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This type of Medicare is free for most U.S. citizens. Medicare Part A helps older adults pay for care in a nursing facility, hospital visits, and some forms of in-home senior care.

This tier costs around $100 per month. It covers different outpatient services like lab tests, preventative care, doctor's visits, mental health care, clinical trials, and some forms of surgery.

This type of Medicare is most often called Medicare Advantage. This tier of Medicare allows seniors to choose health plans provided by insurance companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Individuals who use Medicare Advantage commonly use Medicare supplement plan insurance to help pay for health care costs that Original Medicare won't cover, like coinsurance, deductibles, and copayments.

Sometimes called "PDPs," these plans add drug coverage to standard Medicare, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans (PFFS), some Medicare Cost Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans (MSA).

The amount of money you pay for your health care depends on several factors, including:

At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, we offer a number of health insurance solutions for seniors. Two of our most used services include Medicare Advantage plan insurance and Medicare supplement plan insurance.

Senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Daniel Island

Sometimes called Medigap, the purpose of Medicare Supplement Insurance is to help fill in "gaps" that might not be covered by Original Medicare. You can think of a Medigap policy as a supplement for your Original Medicare benefits.

Private companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services sell this type of insurance right here in South Carolina. While Original Medicare will pay for much of the cost associated with health care services you need, it may not cover all of your expenses. Generally, Medigap policies do not cover costs stemming from eyeglasses, private-duty nurses, dental care, hearing aids, or long-term care.

Depending on the Medicare Supplement Plan that you choose, it may cover out-of-the-country medical services when you travel abroad. Assuming you have Original Medicare coverage, your policy will cover its share of Medicare-approved health care costs. Once your Original Medicare coverage reaches its limit, your Medigap policy will pay its share of the fees.

Our Medigap policies are drafted to meet your specific needs, and can help cover remaining health care costs such as:

Deductibles

Copayments

Coinsurance

Important Information About Senior Supplement Plan Insurance

To dispel some confusion, you should know that a Medigap policy is not the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan. The latter helps you receive Medicare benefits, while the former supplements the benefits you obtain through your Original Medicare plan. As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:

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As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:

  • To qualify for a Medigap policy, you must first have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
  • Payments on your Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan will be made to the private insurance company that you choose, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. These payments are made every month and are paid in addition to the monthly payment you make for Medicare Part B.
  • If you are the holder of a Medicare Advantage Plan, it is illegal for an insurance company to sell you a senior Medicare Supplement Policy. If you plan on switching back to an Original Medicare plan, you may be able to purchase a Medigap policy.
  • If you have health problems as you age, your standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed to be renewable. So long as you pay your monthly premium, your insurance provider cannot cancel your policy.
  • Medigap policies only cover one person. If you have a spouse or family member that would like coverage, they must purchase a separate policy.
  • You may only buy a Senior Medicare Supplement Plan from an insurance agent that is licensed to sell them in your state. Senior Medicare Insurance Services has been licensed to sell Medigap policies in South Carolina for years. We have helped countless seniors get the Medicare coverage they need and continue to do so to this day.
  • In the past, Medigap policies were able to cover costs related to prescription drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, prescription drug coverage is not available on Medicare Supplement Plans. The best way to get coverage for your prescription drugs is to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, often called Part D. Contact our office today to learn more about paying premiums on Medigap and Medicare plans.

For many people, the best time to buy senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Daniel Island is during the 7 months Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period starts the day you turn 65 years old, so long as you hold Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B). Generally, during the enrollment period, you get more policy choices and better pricing. Once the enrollment period is over, you may not be able to purchase a Medigap policy. Contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services today to determine if you qualify for a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.

Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance in Daniel Island, SC

A Medicare Advantage Plan is a kind of Medicare health coverage designed to provide seniors with all their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits. Many Medicare Advantage Plans will often include coverage of the following:

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In addition, most Medicare Advantage Plans give seniors coverage for their prescription drug needs. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan through Senior Medicare Insurance Services, your Medicare benefits are covered through your plan and will not be paid for by traditional Medicare.

How Medicare Advantage Plans Work

Sometimes called "MA Plans" or "Part C," Medicare Advantage Plans are considered an "all in one" solution to Original Medicare. Senior Medicare Advantage Plans are only offered by private companies that are approved, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Seniors who enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan are still on Medicare. However, these individuals enjoy bundled plans that give seniors the benefits of hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), medical insurance (Medicare Part B), and sometimes drug coverage (Part D).

Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular because they cover all Medicare services and make life a little easier for seniors who have trouble understanding the nuances of Medicare.

When you contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services to choose your Medicare Advantage Plan, ask your agent about Medicare prescription drug coverage. Unless you already have drug coverage (Part D), you should seriously consider Part D coverage to help reduce costs associated with prescription drugs. You may also want to consider a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to help fill gaps in coverage that Original Medicare will not cover.

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Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance Rules

Medicare works by paying a set amount of money to the companies that offer senior Medicare Advantage Plan insurance in Daniel Island. That money is used to pay for the care services that you need. Because Medicare Advantage Plans are different, you should expect out-of-pocket costs to vary depending on the plan you choose.

Different plans have different rules for how you receive services, such as:

  • If you must go to facilities, suppliers, or doctors that belong to your Advantage Plan for non-urgent and non-emergency care.
  • Whether you must get a referral to see a specialized doctor
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Companies that offer Medicare Advantage Plans must follow strict rules, which are set by Medicare and can change every year.

Paying for Your Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance

How much you pay for your Medicare Advantage Plan varies and depends on a few different factors. In most cases, if you need a kind of medical service, you will need to rely on the doctors and providers in your plan's service area and network to pay the lowest amounts. In some cases, if you choose to use a service outside of your plan's network of coverage, you may have to pay out-of-pocket.

We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, how they work, what your options are, and how often you will have to pay out-of-pocket, if at all.

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The Senior Medicare Insurance Services Commitment

Since our company was founded, we have led the insurance industry by providing our clients with the most valuable, helpful insurance solutions available. We are fully committed to our current and prospective clients by:

  • Choosing to focus on personalized, one-on-one service. When you work with our team, know that we will always design your health insurance plan with your best interests in mind.
  • Listening to your specific needs.
  • Responding to all inquiries and questions promptly and with a friendly attitude.
  • Providing you with the best customer service in the senior health insurance industry, whether you have questions or are ready to move forward with a Medicare plan.
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Our mission is to help give seniors the best Medicare assistance available so that they may understand the Medicare process and make an informed health coverage decision. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to assist anyone interested in Medicare. Our personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for our clients and give them greater confidence in choosing their insurance plans.

Latest News in Daniel Island, SC

DI Grille sells to island resident, reopens as Mac’s Daniel Island

After nearly a decade and a half of service dating back to 2008, Daniel Island Grille has sold its Seven Farms Drive location. The neighborhood pub went public with its farewell announcement via Facebook on April 20.“The almost 15 year journey has been a roller coaster at times, but one that we could never regret,” read a portion of the post published by former longtime co-owners Thomas Dowling and Amy Timmons. “The amazing employees and guests that have become friends and the friends that have become family will be ...

After nearly a decade and a half of service dating back to 2008, Daniel Island Grille has sold its Seven Farms Drive location. The neighborhood pub went public with its farewell announcement via Facebook on April 20.

“The almost 15 year journey has been a roller coaster at times, but one that we could never regret,” read a portion of the post published by former longtime co-owners Thomas Dowling and Amy Timmons. “The amazing employees and guests that have become friends and the friends that have become family will be treasures we will have for a lifetime.”

Two days before the news broke, on April 18, DIG was officially bought by Daniel Island resident Garret McNally and the owner of downtown Chicago-themed sports bar Mac’s Place Pub & Grub.

“We’re very proud to take over this space,” McNally said. “We’re very passionate about what we do and the product we provide. We’re excited to share that with the people on Daniel Island and hopefully be here for many years to come.”

Financial details of the sale and acquisition were not disclosed. McNally noted that the conversation about the transaction dated back to 2019. One of the main reasons it was put on hold was the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dowling and Timmons, who were unavailable for comment, said on their Facebook post that their tagline “Family, Friends, and Fun” was received “tenfold” by the staff, patrons and the community.

DIG’s several other locations will remain operational. As will Mac’s other downtown location.

On April 21, just three days after purchasing the former DIG, McNally decided to turn right around and open the doors to his second location: Mac’s Daniel Island.

McNally said that in the coming months, patrons can expect to see changes such as a new paint job, redone bathrooms, new TVs and an arcade game system for children. He noted that the new pub will likely shut down for a week or two this winter for the more extensive renovations.

The focus is to get patrons to desire to dine inside as well. McNally felt the indoor space was previously underutilized in comparison to the traffic at the outside bar.

As for the menu, there will be no immediate changes. McNally said he expects to add new items each week, but there will be no immediate changes to the menu, which will reflect similar bar bites as the Mac’s downtown location. McNally is slowly rolling it out to allow cooks to adjust to the items.

The Daniel Island location will not carry the Chicago sports theme.

As for the staff, current Mac’s employees are mixed with DIG’s former employees. They are currently hiring for all positions including management, host and hostesses, servers and bartenders. Full-time employment comes with salaries and full benefits.

“We just want it to be a neighborhood sports bar,” McNally added. “... I think Daniel Island needs a casual restaurant like this with all of the other offerings out here.”

Mac’s Daniel Island is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit macsdi.com.

New marina planned near Daniel Island; 3 Summerville industrial sites sell for $8.1M

A new marina is in the works on Clouter Creek near Daniel Island in southern Berkeley County.Thomas Island Marina will consist of 110 slips along with parking near the southern terminus of Clements Ferry Road, according to site plans.The proposed development will include a 74-space parking area, restroom facility and picnic pavilion as well as a boardwalk across the marsh to the marina.The 1.5-acre parcel is a highland tract on the southern edge of a 16.5-acre parcel owned by a firm called Cloute...

A new marina is in the works on Clouter Creek near Daniel Island in southern Berkeley County.

Thomas Island Marina will consist of 110 slips along with parking near the southern terminus of Clements Ferry Road, according to site plans.

The proposed development will include a 74-space parking area, restroom facility and picnic pavilion as well as a boardwalk across the marsh to the marina.

The 1.5-acre parcel is a highland tract on the southern edge of a 16.5-acre parcel owned by a firm called Clouter Creek Reserve LLC of Charleston.

The city of Charleston must approve the proposal for the site, south of Interstate 526.

Changing hands

A Mount Pleasant real estate investment firm that recently bought a set of office buildings on Shem Creek for nearly $7 million is now the owner of three industrial properties in Summerville after paying $8.1 million.

WRS Inc. Real Estate Investments bought the three sites totaling nearly 56,000 square feet off Varnfield Drive on April 18. The seller was Summerville Industrial Partners LLC.

The deal gives WRS a 25,000-square-foot facility at 215-A&B Varnfield Drive, a 20,803-square-foot building at 114-A&B Trigard Lane and the 9,840-square-foot property at 220 Varnfield Drive.

Pat Marr, development principal with WRS, represented his firm in the purchases off North Main Street, west of Azalea Square Shopping Center.

It’s the company’s latest industrial real estate investment in the Summerville market. In January, WRS paid $13.3 million in two separate transaction to acquire seven industrial and flex-space buildings with a combined 91,000 square feet off U.S. Highway 78 south of Flowertown. One of the sellers was Summerville Industrial Partners.

Earlier this month, WRS paid $6.825 million for twin office buildings at 410 Mill St. beside Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, four years after the property changed hands for $3.5 million, according to Charleston County land records.

Storage sale

A Charleston-based real estate investment firm recently sold three storage facilities across the Southeast for $48.5 million.

Adams Property Group announced April 21 it sold Monster Self Storage sites on Grand Oaks Boulevard in Charleston as well as sites in Savannah, Ga., and Winston-Salem, N.C., to New York-based Life Storage.

The seller said in a prepared statement the self-storage industry has been rapidly growing in recent years and it wanted to take advantage of “the heated market” for the best return to its investors.

All three properties will be rebranded as Life Storage.

Adams Property Group manages a portfolio of more than 1.9 million square feet of self-storage in 22 properties, including Monster and Your Storage Units, across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The company also owns nearly 1 million square feet of retail and flex space in the Carolinas and Georgia. Those properties include grocery-anchored retail, non-anchored retail and flex industrial facilities in business parks.

Meeting Notes - March 31, 2022

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the review results that are specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the TRC meetings. You can learn more about each meeting – times, agenda and zoom links, at charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.UPCOMING MEETINGSCity of Charleston Technical Review CommitteeDate: April 7Road construction plans for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road an...

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the review results that are specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the TRC meetings. You can learn more about each meeting – times, agenda and zoom links, at charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee

Date: April 7

Road construction plans for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road (second review). The site is a 160.9-acre plat for road construction plans that would include 164 lots for single family residential development. The owner is Pulte Home Company LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Will Cox, cox.w@tandh.com.

A site plan for Davis Daniel Island Apartments at Parkline Avenue on Daniel Island (second review). This is a 5.05-acre plat for a 4-story multi-family development (apartment building) with 242 units wrapped around a parking deck. Owner is Davis Development, applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact Brian Riley, riley.b@tandh.com.

A preliminary subdivision plat for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (second review). This is a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and a major subdivision (8 lots) for future development. The owner is Holder Properties. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Abigail Richardson, arichardson@seamonwhiteside.com.

Road construction plans for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (second review). This is a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and a major subdivision (8 lots) for future development. The owner is Holder Properties. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Abigail Richardson, arichardson@seamonwhiteside.com.

RESULTS FROM PAST MEETINGS

Date: March 24

A preliminary subdivision plat for Cainhoy First Light Phase 3 at Hopewell Drive in Cainhoy (second review). This is a 104.5-acre plat for a single-family residential development with 76 lots/units. The owner is Cainhoy Land & Timber, LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Will Cox, cox.w@tandh.com. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

Road construction plans for Cainhoy First Light Phase 3 at Hopewell Drive in Cainhoy (first review). Road construction plans for a 104.5-acre plat for a single-family residential development with 76 lots/units. The owner is Cainhoy Land & Timber, LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Will Cox, cox.w@tandh.com. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

A site plan for Parcel K Office & Parking at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (first review). This is a 36.9 acre site plan that calls for the demolition of existing parking lot and infrastructure, upfit of existing office building, new parking, and parking infrastructure. The owner is Holder Properties, LLC. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside + Associates, Inc. Contact: Abigail Richardson, arichardson@seamonwhiteside.com Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

Daniel Island building sold to Midwest company for $61.5 million

A Midwest company has purchased 215 Benefitfocus Way, the 145,800-square-foot building on Daniel Island for $61.5 million.CBRE arranged the sale of the Class A corporate headquarters office building, which Benefitfocus leases long-term, CBRE said in a news release.Chicago-based Zeller, an office owner and operator that’s been ...

A Midwest company has purchased 215 Benefitfocus Way, the 145,800-square-foot building on Daniel Island for $61.5 million.

CBRE arranged the sale of the Class A corporate headquarters office building, which Benefitfocus leases long-term, CBRE said in a news release.

Chicago-based Zeller, an office owner and operator that’s been active in the Southeast since 2017, purchased the four-story, single-tenant property from an undisclosed seller.

The acquisition is part of a long-term commitment to invest in “growth-oriented markets with high-quality assets,” according to the release.

“Charleston’s impressive demographics, specifically job growth and population growth, continue to attract new capital sources from outside of the market,” CBRE's Patrick Gildea said in a statement. “Class A properties with nearby amenities continue to be the top targets for capital.”

Gildea, Matt Smith, Grayson Hawkins, Charles Carmody, Chip Shealy and Cathy Delcoco represented the seller. The company’s Southeast Institutional Debt and Structured Finance Team, lead by Harris Ralston and C.J. Kelly, represented the buyer in the debt financing.

Zeller currently has 1.3 million square feet of assets under management in the Southeast.

10 famous players that have competed in Daniel Island tennis tournament

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)- The Credit One Open, formerly known as the Volvo Car Open and the Family Circle Cup, is back for its 50th year on Daniel Island this weekend.Since 2001, some of the biggest names in women’s tennis have stepped onto the court, giving local fans a rare opportunity to see them in action.Here are 10 famous WTA players to have compete in the tournament, in no particular order:*Editor’s Note: The players on this list represent those who competed ...

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)- The Credit One Open, formerly known as the Volvo Car Open and the Family Circle Cup, is back for its 50th year on Daniel Island this weekend.

Since 2001, some of the biggest names in women’s tennis have stepped onto the court, giving local fans a rare opportunity to see them in action.

Here are 10 famous WTA players to have compete in the tournament, in no particular order:*Editor’s Note: The players on this list represent those who competed after the tournament moved to Daniel Island in 2001. The tournament was previously played on Hilton Head Island and Amelia Island.

The younger Williams sister has certainly made her mark on the tennis world throughout her career. She has been ranked as the singles world No.1 for a total of 319 weeks, including 186 consecutive weeks. She has finished the year as the No. 1 five times and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era (post-1986).

Tournament record: Champion (2008, 2012, 2013) and Runner-Up (2003)

The elder Williams sister has been ranked as world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. In 2002, she became the first African American woman to reach singles world No. 1 in the Open Era, only the second of all-time behind Althea Gibson. She has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open.

Tournament record: Champion (2004)

Capriati is an American former world No. 1 who has won three singles Grand Slam tournaments. During her first year in the WTA, she set a number of records including being the youngest player to reach the semifinals in a Grand Slam Tournament (the French Open in 1990.) She was also the youngest player ever to reach the top ten at 14 years old. Capriati is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Tournament record: Champion (2001)

Belgium-born Henin spent a total of 117 weeks as the world No. 1 and was the year-end No. 1 in 2003, 2006, and 2007. She won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and was the gold medalist in women’s singles at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Known for being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand swing, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tournament record: Champion (2003, 2005)

Wozniacki is a Danish former world No. 1 in singles, holding the top spot for 71 weeks, including at the end of 2010 and 2011. Over the course of her career, she won 30 WTA singles titles and was the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. When she achieved the top ranking in 2010, she became the first player from a Scandinavian country to hold the top position.

Tournament record: Champion (2011) and Runner-Up (2009, 2019)

Kerber is a German player and former world No. 1 who has won three Grand Slam tournaments. She earned the top position in 2015 becoming the oldest player to do so. She has won thirteen careers singles titles including at the Australian Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon.

Tournament record: Champion (2015)

Arguably one of the most talented players to have never won a Grand Slam tournament, the Russian player achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 3. She is an Olympic champion having won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her career highlights include 16 WTA singles titles and finals appearances at the 2004 French and US Opens.

Tournament record: Runner Up (2005)

Hingis was the first Swiss player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam and achieve a world No. 1 ranking. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks as doubles world No. 1, holding both No. 1 rankings simultaneously for 29 weeks. According to Forbes magazine, she was the highest-paid female athlete in the world for five consecutive years from 1997 to 2001. The youngest person ever to win a Grand Slam and the youngest-ever world No. 1., she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.

Tournament record: Runner-Up (2001) and won was the champion of two tournaments prior to 2001.

A tennis star somewhat marred with controversy, Sharapova was a world No. 1 in singles for 21 weeks. She is the only Russian to achieve a career Grand Slam and has a silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics. Sharapova was suspended for fifteen months by the International Tennis Association after testing positive for a banned substance at the 2016 Australian Open.

Tournament record: Her best finish in the Daniel Island tournament was a loss in the quarterfinals to Serena Williams.

Jankovi? is a Serbian former world No. 1 in singles and has won 15 WTA singles titles and two doubles titles. She spent 17 consecutive weeks in the top position, only to be ousted by Serena Williams. In 2008, she was the year-end world No. 1 becoming the first player in WTA Tour history to be in that position without winning a Grand Slam title.

Tournament record: Champion (2007) and Runner-Up (2013)

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