Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sharapova enters Family Circle Cup
Maris Sharapova has entered the 2010 Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Sharapova played in Charleston in 2008, during the tournament's 35th anniversary, and was defeated in the quarterfinals by eventual champion Serena Williams. She also made it to the first round as a qualifier in 2003, when she was 15 years old.
Sharapova, ranked number 14 in the world, is the second player to enter the tournament, which will be held April 10-18 on Daniel Island. Melanie Oudin was the first to enter.
Last year's Cup was awarded to Sabine Lisicki, who--seeded 16th--defeated Venus Williams, Marion Bartoli and Caroline Wozniacki.