Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bartoli enters Family Circle Cup

World number 10 and Indian Wells runner-up Marion Bartoli has entered the 2011 Family Circle Cup. The upcoming event will be Bartoli's seventh appearance in Charleston, where she has gone as far as the semifinals. Bartoli holds five WTA singles titles, and was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2007. She is generally considered one of the best returners of serve on the tour.

The Family Circle Cup will be played April 2-11 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. The field includes world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Sam Stosur, Jelena Jankovic, Shahar Peer, Daniela Hantuchova, Nadia Petrova, and Maria Sharapova.


van said...

I think it would be great if Bartoli can continue to display such nice form as she did in Indian Wells. I hate to see players who make a Slam final not hit those highs again!

Diane said...

I feel the same way, Van. With Bartoli, though, I've noticed that either her serve (which, when it's woring, is really, really good) goes off, or she just gets too physically tired, like she did in the Indian Wells final. I wish she could get past those issues because she is such a good ball-striker and is fun to watch.