2011 Pattaya City champion Daniela Hantuchova has entered the 2011 Family Circle Cup. Hantuchova was a semifinalist last year after she upset Jelena Jankovic in what was probably the tournament's best match. Hantuchova is currently ranked number 29 in the world, and has enjoyed particular success in her career in doubles.
Also entering in Charleston is world number 11 Shahar Peer. Peer is currently playing in Dubai, where she has reached the third round. She made it to the third round of the Australian Open, and is now enjoying the highest ranking of her career.
The Family Circle Cup, which is played on green clay, will be held April 2-10 at the Family Circle Tennis Center. The Center features a 10,200-seat stadium, a Grand Lawn, and 17 courts, including the Althea Gibson Club Court, where fans can get very close to the action.