Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/19/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Venus Williams of the United States of America looks on in her semifinals doubles match with Serena Williams of the United States of America against Lisa Raymond of the USA and Rennae Stubbs of Australia during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
(November 27, 2012) DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – Venus Williams, former World No. 1 and 2004 Cup Champion, has officially entered the 2013 Family Circle Cup. Williams joins World No. 9, Samantha Stosur, in the player field assembling on Daniel Island. The 41st Family Circle Cup will be contested March 30th – April 7th, 2013 at the Family Circle Tennis Center. “Venus is a tennis superstar with adoring fans and passion for the game, which makes it so exciting to watch her compete,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager. “I know our fans at the Cup are eager to have her return again in 2013.” Williams is currently ranked No. 24. “I’m thrilled to return again to the Family Circle Cup,” said Williams. “2013 will mark my sixth time competing in Charleston. It’s a tournament that feels like home to me, and one that I always look forward to playing in.” In her five previous appearances in Charleston, Williams has accumulated an impressive 14-4 record. In 2012, she made it to the quarter-finals with a win over Anastasia Rodionova, but lost to Samantha Stosur. Williams is one of five women to win the Cup in a debut appearance.  
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