Venus announces intent to play Family Circle Cup

Venus announces intent to play Family Circle Cup

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Venus Williams announces she’s playing in the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island, March 31 through April 8 at the Family Circle Cup Tennis Center.

This will be her first appearance at the tournament since she reached the third round in 2009.  In her four prior appearances in Charleston, Williams has accumulated an impressive 11-3 record.

Williams returned from a five-month layoff caused by an autoimmune disease last weekend, playing doubles for the United States in Fed Cup competition.

Williams said she was returning to Charleston in part because of the celebration surrounding the 40th anniversary of the event when founding women tennis players who began the WTA took part in the first women’s-only tournament.

The tickets for this tournament are usually very reasonable.  I am thinking about attending, so if anyone is interested/planning to go please let me know.