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Family Circle tennis tournament field set

From staff reportsFebruary 19, 2014 

— The main player draw for the Family Circle Cup has officially been completed for the tournament’s 42nd year, which will be held from March 29-April 6.

The world-class field is headed by three of the top ten women tennis players in the world, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani, according to a news release.

“The competition for players has increased dramatically over the last few years, and we are extremely happy with not only the quality of our player field, but the depth of our player field,” said Bob Moran, General Manager and Tournament Director, in the release. “From our two time defending champion Serena Williams, to next generation players like Sloane Stephens and Eugenie Bouchard, this field has something for every fan. ”

Other highlights from the Main Draw include an International player field representing 26 countries, 24 players from the top 50 in the world, and four Grand Slam Champions: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Five past Family Circle Cup Champions (Serena Williams (2008, 2012, 2013), Samantha Stosur (2010), Sabine Lisicki (2009), Jelena Jankovic (2007), Venus Williams (2004) also playing in the event.

The Family Circle Cup is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world, according to the release, and Family Circle is the longest running title sponsor of a sporting event in the United States. The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, according to the release.

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