2004 champion Venus Williams has entered the 2012 Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Williams is one of five women who won the event the first time she entered it, and she has an 11-3 record at the tournament.
"I’m very excited to return to the Family Circle Cup this year, especially because the Original 9 will be recognized for their significant contribution to women’s professional tennis," Williams said in announcing her entry. The WTA founders will be at the tournament to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The event will take place at the Familiy Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island March 31-April 8.