Saturday, April 6, 2013

Two former champions to compete for Charleston title

Defending champion Serena Williams and 2007 champion Jelena Jankovic will play tomorrow for the 2013 Family Circle Cup championship. Williams, who defeated her sister, Venus, in today's semifinals, also won the title in 2008.

Jankovic has a 4-5 record against Williams. They have played each other on clay only once--in Rome in 2010--and Jankovic won that match. However, they have never played each other on green clay.

Here are the players' paths to the final:

round 1--bye
round 2--def. Camila Giorgi
round 3--def. Mallory Burdette
quarterfinals--def. Lucie Safarova
semifinals--def. Venus Williams

round 1--def. Melanie Oudin
round 2--def. Caroline Garcia
round 3--def. Jessica Pegula
quarterfinals--def. Eugenie Bouchard
semifinals--def. Stefanie Voegele

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