Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stosur enters 2012 Family Circle Cup

2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur has entered the 2012 Family Circle Cup, which will be held in Charleston March 31-April 8. Stosur, who won the tournament in 2010, is the first player to enter the 2012 event, which will mark the tournament's 40th anniversary. This will be Stosur's sixth appearance in Charleston; she and Lisa Raymond won the doubles championship in 2006.

The Australian star played in the shortest final in Charleston history in 2010. It took her only 52 minutes to defeat Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-0.

The Family Circle Cup is known as a tournament that launches big champions. In its 40-year history, 14 of 20 Charleston champions have won at least one major tournament.


Daniel said...

My wish list this year...Kim Clijsters to FINALLY play FCC....and Andre Agassi/Stefanie Graf playing the exo on Saturday.

Diane said...

I would so like it if Kim were to enter. I want Petko to enter, too.

Does Stosur's entering first mean that Wozniacki isn't coming this year?

Anonymous said...

Sam loves the tournament and committed early coming off her US Open victory. In conversations with all players at this time

Diane said...

Thanks much. This is the first time in my memory that the non-defending champion has entered first. I know she really likes the event; I'm very pleased that she'll be there.