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Nov 7, 2012 - 10:15:21 AM
Samantha Stosur, World No. 9 on the WTA Tour, has become the first player to commit to the 2013 Family Circle Cup, which will be held on Daniel Island March 30th – April 7th, 2013.
The 2013 tournament will become Stosur’s seventh appearance at the Family Circle Cup. She won the Family Circle Cup singles title in 2010, defeating Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 6-3, in just 52 minutes. Stosur also holds the doubles title for 2006 with Lisa Raymond.
The 28-year-old top-ranked Australian has notched more than 390 career singles victories, been ranked as high as World No. 4 and amassed total career earnings of $11,291,537. Most notably, Stosur won the 2011 US Open.
A 9.0 mixed doubles team, featuring four Daniel Island residents, is heading to Tucson, Arizona the weekend of November 9-11 to compete in the USTA Mixed Doubles National Championship. The team, based at I’On in Mount Pleasant, recently won the USTA Mixed Doubles Southern Sectionals to earn a spot in the national competition. Pictured below after their sectionals victory (from left to right) are Tim Sinclair, Laurie Yarbrough, Amy White (Daniel Island), Kerry Sizemore, Maria Elliott (Daniel Island), Ryan Sechrist, Kristen Whitehead, and Jeff Burton (Daniel Island). Not pictured are team members Erik Loesch, John Bumgarner, Anne Lacy, Dale James Voeks, Michelle Clark, and Ann Harrah (Daniel Island).
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