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Family Circle Cup Main Draw Player Field Complete

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The main player draw for the Family Circle 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 of the top ten women tennis players in the world, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani.

"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.  "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. "

The Family Circle Cup's 56-player draw is made up of 43 direct entries into the tournament, five wild cards and eight qualifiers.

"We will be watching tennis results in the upcoming weeks very closely, as we determine 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 Rank

Serena Williams, USA ,1
Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 7
Sara Errani, Italy,10
Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 15
Samantha Stosur, Australia, 17
Sloane Stephens, USA, 18
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 19
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 21
Maria Kirilenko, Russia, 23
Alize Cornet, France, 26
Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 27
Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 29
Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 31
Elena Vesnina, Russia, 33
Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 36
Madison Keys, USA, 37
Bethanie Mattek-Sand, USA, 40
Shuai Peng, China, 41
Venus Williams, USA, 44
Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 45
Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 46
Alison Riske, USA, 47
Shuai Zhang, China, 49
Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 52
Varvara Lepchenko, USA, 54
Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, 55 SR
Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, 61
Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 64
Paula Ormaechea, Argentina, 65
Lauren Davis, USA, 66
Jana Cepelova, Slovakia, 67
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 68
Vania King, USA, 69
Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 70
Christina McHale, USA, 71
Anna K. Schmiedlova, Slovakia, 73
Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, 75
Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 78
Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, 79
Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 80
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austria, 81
Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 83

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