Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Serena Williams enters Family Circle Cup

2008 Champion Serena Williams celebrates with ballkids

World number 1 Serena Williams has entered the 2010 Family Circle Cup. Williams won the tournament in 2008, the year of the Family Circle Cup's 35th anniversary celebration.

"Charleston is such a beautiful city, and I love the atmosphere at this event, so I’m very happy to return to the Family Circle Cup," Williams said upon announcing her entry. "I have so many wonderful memories there, both on and off the court."

Williams joins Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, and Melanie Oudin as early entrants into the Charleston event, which will take place April 10-18.

The Family Circle Cup, which has a very rich history, is one of two clay court events played in the U.S.

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