The Family Circle Cup is an annual WTA Premier Tennis Tournament held in Charleston, USA. It is played on outdoor clay with a total prize money of $731,000 which makes it one of the most lucrative WTA clay court events that are not Premier Mandatory tourneys.
The German Andrea Petkovic is the reigning champion who will be present at this year’s tournament as well, although she will only be seeded third following Eugenie Bouchard and Ekaterina Makarova.
As far as the prior editions of the tournament go, we can safely conclude that it is not just the prize money which makes this event important, but its prior history as well.
The 2015 Family Circle Cup will be the 43rd edition of the tournament that invited many great champions during its prestigious past. Chris Evert, one of the greatest female players of all-time is an 8-time champion there, but among the former winners we can also find 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova, 19-time Grand Slam Winner Serena Williams and 22-time Grand Slam winner Steffi Graf as well.
Williams – who has won the event in 2012 and 2014 – won’t compete at this year’s tournament. In her absence, the biggest favorites will be Bouchard, Makarova and Petkovic.
Posted: 31st March 2014
Charleston is set to host the 42nd edition of Family Circle Cup, which has arrived in the US on the 31st March with matches scheduled till the 6th of April, 2014.
The Cup is a part of the WTA Tour. It will be held on green clay courts. Prize money of $710,000 has been determined for the winner.
The 2013 defending champion, Serena Williams, returns this year to keep the trophy to herself. While she is USA’s iron hand in the tournament, her sister, Venus Williams, has also enrolled in the tournament, apart from Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.
Italy eyes the Family Circle Cup as the world number 10, Sara Errani enters into the competition. Serbia has sent in Jelena Jankovic to steal away the Cup. Jankovic is at number 6 on the world ranking list while Serena Williams maintains the summit to herself.
Germany is represented by Lisicki this year; Australia by Stoser; Canada by Bouchard; Russia by Kirilenko and Vesnina; Germany by Petkovic; and China by Shuai. Many other players have also entered on a wild card basis.
The event has become a major tennis event. Tickets for the matches are being sold online through the official WTA website.
Posted: 1st April 2013
On the WTA Tour this week, the WTA Charleston, which is actually called the Family Circle Cup. It happens from April 1st to the 7th in Charleston, South Carolina, and the tournament that is going to be played at the same time is the Monterrey Open, which is in Monterrey, Mexico. There are several other tournaments coming up as well, including the BNP Paribas Katowice Open, which is from April 8th to the 14th, in Katowice, Poland, and then, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is scheduled to happen in Germany from April 22nd to the 28th.
The most recent WTA Tournament was the Sony Open Tennis and it was played in Miami, from March 19th to the 31st, with Serena Williams taking the singles. This tournament, called the Family Circle Cup, with $795,707 as the purse and played on clay. This tournament dates back to 1973, and is the largest women's tournament in the world. The title sponsor, Family Circle magazine, has been sponsoring it longer than any other. Past champions includer Jennifer Capriati, Steffi Graf, Justin Henin, Martina Hingis and Gabriela Sabatini.
Posted: 2nd April 2012
The WTA Tour holds the Family Circle Cup this week, a tournament that happens in the United States in Charleston, South Carolina. This tournament will be played outdoors on green clay starting the 2nd of April. This tournament is a Premier Level event and has a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 16. The prize purse is $740,000. The next tournament on the calendar is the Barcelona Ladies Open, an International Level event also played on clay, featuring a $220,000 prize purse, and a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16.
Samantha Stosure will be the number two seed for this tournament, and she is currently ranked number 5 in the world. Marion Bartoli will be the third seed and then Vera Zvonareva, who is ranked 9th, will take the fourth seed spot. The fifth and the sixth seeds for this event are Serena Williams and Sabine Lisicki with Jelena Jankovic as the seventh and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as the eighth seed. Sign up at the banners that you see on this page and you'll get instant access to high quality video from anywhere in the world that you happen to be located.
Posted: 7th April 2011
The WTA Tour heads to Charleston, South Carolina in the United States this week and then onto the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, starting on April 18th. This is an indoors tournament on red clay and will be joined by the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, held outdoors starting on April 18th in Morocco. Get your membership at the links on this page and watch live from your computer or mobile device as the WTA plays in some amazing tournaments. You'll get high quality video access via your internet connection.
The WTA tournament in Charleston, South Carolina starts on April 4th and runs until the 10th. This is a premier level tournament that is called the Family Circle Cup and it takes place outdoors on Green Clay with a prize purse of $721,000 with a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 16. Last year, Samantha Stosur was able to make even more of a name for herself by winning the Family Circle Cup and then went on to be a finalist at Roland Garros and has moved into the top five players. She will return this year to defend her title.
Number one ranked player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki is the number one seed in the Family Circle Cup and Samantha Stosur returns to defend as the number two seed. The third and fourth seeds are 7th and 10th ranked Jelena Jankovic and Marion Bartoli. The fifth seed is Shahar Peer and the rest of the top eight includes Yanina Wickmayer, Nadia Petrova and Alisa Kleybanova. Click on the links on this page and get your membership for access to live streaming video of WTA Tennis and other tennis events all year long from your computer.
Posted: 15th April 2010
The WTA holds the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States and this Premier Level tournament is succeeded by three more in Apirl, the Barcelona Ladies Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany and the Grand Prix de Sar la Princesse Lalla Meryem, which will be April 26th. You can watch all of these tournaments, as well as ATP and ITF tennis by getting your membership to our site. It just takes a moment and you can watch the events in high quality video from your computer, anywhere in the world.
The Family Circle Cup in South Carolina, United States, is an event that offers a prize purse of $700,000 and is a rarity because it is played outdoors, not on red clay as most professional tennis tournaments are but on green clay. The tournament starts on Monday, April 12th and goes from then until Sunday, April 18th. The singles draw for the Family Circle Cup is 56 and the doubles draw is 16. You won't want to miss a single second of this tournament because its one of the biggest played through the year.
There are five players from the top ten in the world that are expected to attend this event, Serena Williams, who took this event in 2008 and hasn't played since the Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki, and Victoria Zzenrenka as well as Jelena Jankovic who just finished taking a title in Indian Wells, and Samatha Stosur, ranked number ten right now after the Indian Wells tournament. You can watch this event live from your computer in streaming video if you sign up for your membership at the links on this page.
Posted: 16th Apr 2009
One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the world of tennis has been its slow ascent into the world of internet technology which every other sport has embraced it. The introduction of tennis live scoring, live blogging and live updates have assisted many people into liking the game. But now there is the introduction of the latest Sony Ericsson WTA tour innovations which many tennis lovers believe that it help them follow tennis easier and faster than ever before. WTA Charleston has announced that live online tennis match streaming will be introduced within the shortest time possible which may happen to be next season.
Tennis streaming of Tier 1 final is not the only high anticipated change that many have been expecting. The tour is in the process of unveiling a new advertising campaign which is a special version of the Tour website that is found in Chinese and the Sony Erickson WTA Tour Internet Network. This is however an internet portal that will link tournaments and participating players websites. Tennis streams highlights are currently available from the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Theater so tennis fans have got a reason to smile. There are several Tennis tournaments that are upcoming for the following season. The Tier I Tournament for the 2008 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tennis is the Family Circle Cup, Rogers Cup presented by the National Bank, Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament Qatar Open, Pacific Live Open, Sony Ericsson Open, and the Kremlin Cup.
Charleston Tennis Live has continued to provide tennis fan with a lot of activities throughout the season which is why it has come up with a tournament in almost every continent so that tennis lovers can enjoy the activity. With the long awaited online tennis match streaming, tennis as a sport will continue to attract more fans as the internet makes it possible for an individual to follow the proceedings even without a television set. Tennis stream will also add to the liveliness of the game especially during this era when almost everything is going online. Moreover WTA Live will add to the taste of the game.
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Posted: 6th April 2015
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