Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Barthel, Errani and Stephens enter Family Circle Cup

Mona Barthel, Sara Errani and Sloane Stephens will all play in Charleston this year. Barthel, who recently won the Paris indoor tournament, is one of Germany's most promising players. This will be her first time to play in Charleston.

Errani, a member of the world's top doubles team (with Roberta Vinci), is ranked number 7 in the world. A clay expert, the Italian player has played in the Family Circle Cup in the past. Errani was the runner-up at the 2012 French Open, and had a stunning run on her way, taking out two former French Open champions, a French Open finalist, and Angelique Kerber. She was also a semifinalist at the 2012 U.S. Open.

Popular young American player Sloane Stephens has also entered the Charleston tournament. She joins 2004 champion Venus Williams, 2010 champion Samantha Stosur, and Serena Williams, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2012.

Qualifying begins on March 30, and main draw play begins on April 1. Single session tickets and packages are available here.

The Family Circle Cup is the largest women's-only tennis tournament in the world.


Daniel said...

Serena withdraws from Dubai...I'm calling it...she'll withdraw from Charleston when her face will be on EVERYTHING...

Diane said...

Yeah, I'm feeling it, too. I just hope Barthel doesn't have to withdraw; I'm really glad that she entered.