Sara Errani withdraws from Family Circle Cup


DANIEL ISLAND, S.C.- Sara Errani has withdrawn from the Family Circle Cup due to a right thigh injury.

The World No. 7 Errani was to make her second appearance in Charleston next week.

"I'm very disappointed to have to withdraw from a great event like Charleston", said Errani. "During my doubles match (in Miami) today in the 2nd set we had one long point and I thought the adductor was not feeling right. I like always to play and be 100% but this time it just couldn't be, so I had to withdraw from the great event in Charleston. It's a very good tournament, I really wanted to go there very much, but unfortunately this kind of thing sometimes happens and I'm sad about that."

"I want to wish everyone in Charleston the best for a great week especially the organizers and sponsors. I wish them great success and hope to come back next year. There will be many other great players there this year, so I think the fans will love the tennis that they will see."

A native of Italy, Errani, had her breakthrough season in 2012, where she reached the quarterfinals, in singles, and finals, in doubles, at the Australian Open. The same year, she reached the finals of the French Open, in singles, and won its doubles title. She also appeared in the singles semi-finals at the US Open before capturing its doubles win.