Family Circle Cup main draw field complete

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (FCC) - The main player draw for the FamilyCircle Cup is officially complete for the 42nd tournament, March 29 - April 6.The world-class player field forming on Daniel Island is headed up by three ofthe top ten women tennis players in the world, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovicand Sara Errani."The competition for players has increased dramatically over the last fewyears, and we are extremely happy with not only the quality of our playerfield, but the depth of our player field," said Bob Moran, General Manager andTournament Director. {}"From our two time defending champion SerenaWilliams, to next generation players like Sloane Stephens and Eugenie Bouchard,this field has something for every fan. "The Family Circle Cup's 56-player draw is made up of 43 direct entries into thetournament, five wild cards and eight qualifiers."We will be watching tennis results in the upcoming weeks very closely, as wedetermine how to best utilize our five wild cards throughout the next month,"said Moran.Highlights from the Main Draw include:

  • International player field representing 26 countries
  • Twenty-four players from the top 50 in the world
  • 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)
  • Ten American players

Player, Country,Current RankSerena Williams, USA ,1Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 7Sara Errani, Italy,10Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 15Samantha Stosur, Australia, 17Sloane Stephens, USA, 18Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 19Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 21Maria Kirilenko, Russia, 23Alize Cornet, France, 26Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 27Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 29Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 31Elena Vesnina, Russia, 33Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 36Madison Keys, USA, 37Bethanie Mattek-Sand, USA, 40Shuai Peng, China, 41Venus Williams, USA, 44Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 45Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 46Alison Riske, USA, 47Shuai Zhang, China, 49Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 52Varvara Lepchenko, USA, 54Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, 55 SRGalina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, 61Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 64Paula Ormaechea, Argentina, 65Lauren Davis, USA, 66Jana Cepelova, Slovakia, 67Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 68Vania King, USA, 69Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 70Christina McHale, USA, 71Anna K. Schmiedlova, Slovakia, 73Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, 75Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 78Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, 79Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 80Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austria, 81Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 83For more information on the Family Circle Cup's player field, please visit Family Circle Cup will issue five wildcard entries into its player field,to be announced at a later date.Tickets to the 2014 Family Circle Cup are on sale at or bycalling the box office at (800) 677-2293. {}Patrons can purchase singlesession tickets, or choose from a variety of ticket packages.