(February 7, 2013) DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – Sara Errani, World No. 7, and Mona Barthel, World No. 28, have committed to the 2013 Family Circle Cup, March 30th – April 7th in Charleston, SC.
The two recently met last Sunday, in the Paris Open final, where Errani, and Barthel battled it out in a tight two-setter. Unseeded, 22-year-old Barthel upset top-seed, 25-year-old Errani 7-5, 7-6(4) to win the Open GDF Suez.
“We are excited to announce Errani and Barhtel to the tournament line up, especially on the heels of their impressive performances in Paris,” said Eleanor Adams, Tournament Manager. “We can’t wait to see if the two face off again on our stadium court.”
The 2013 Family Circle Cup will mark Barthel’s first time competing in Charleston and Errani’s second, after losing in the 2nd round of the tournament in 2008.
“I look forward to returning to Charleston, and advancing further in the tournament than I did during my first visit five years ago,” said Errani. “My game has matured a lot