Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sharapova enters Family Circle Cup

Former world number 1 Maria Sharapova has entered the 2011 Family Circle Cup. Sharapova was scheduled to play in Charleston last year, but she had to withdraw because of injury. In 2008, Sharapova lost to eventual champion Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

"I was very disappointed that I could not compete in the Family Circle Cup because of an injury last year, so I’m excited to enter the 2011 event," Sharapova said in making the announcement. "I love the history and charm of Charleston, and I really look forward to returning to Daniel Island." 

The Family Circle Cup will be played April 2-10. The defending champion is Sam Stosur, who has already entered the event.