Andrea Petkovic Returns to Family Circle Cup
2014 Family Circle Cup champion and World No. 13 Andrea Petkovic, will return to Charleston to defend her title at the 43rd Family Circle Cup, April 4th – April 12th, 2015.
Petkovic has made two previous appearances in Charleston, where she holds an 8-1 record. She defeated Jana Cepelova 75, 62 in 2014 for her third WTA title, her first since 2011.
“I am very excited to return to Charleston to play the Family Circle Cup for the third time,” said Petkovic. “South Carolina holds a special place in my heart. My father played tennis at University of South Carolina and it’s now the place where I won my first Premier tournament title. I’m already looking forward to April.”
The former top-10 player made a major comeback the 2013-2014 season, following an injury resulting in time off. After her Family Circle Cup win, Petkovic reached her first career Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open. She went on to reach the semifinals in Stanford, before taking home an additional WTA title at Bad Gadstein.
Petkovic finished the tennis season with another win, claiming the title at the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions.
“The past year has brought back the Andrea the tennis world fell in love with in 2011,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manger. “We are looking forward to Andrea’s return to the Family Circle Cup to defend her title. From her vivacious personality to her on-court presence and perseverance, she is a player the fans have embraced.”
Petkovic is well suited for the green clay of the Family Circle Cup. The German has won 80 percent of her WTA titles on her favorite surface, clay.
Tickets to the 2015 Family Circle Cup are on sale at www.FamilyCircleCup.com or by calling the box office at (800) 677-2293. Patrons can purchase single session tickets, or choose from a variety of ticket and travel packages.