Jelena Jankovic, the World No. 8 ranked player and 2007 Family Circle Cup Champion, has officially entered the 2010 Charleston event. Jankovic joins World No. 1 and 2008 Family Circle Cup Champion Serena Williams, World No. 3 and 2009 US Open and Family Circle Cup Finalist Caroline Wozniacki, World No. 6 and  2009 Miami Champion Victoria Azarenka, former World No. 1 and 2008 Australian Open Champion Maria Sharapova, 2008 Family Circle Cup Finalist Vera Zvonareva, and 18-year-old American standout Melanie Oudin in a world class player field marking the tournament’s 38th consecutive year and 10th year in Charleston.



“Jelena Jankovic has built a strong fan base in Charleston. Her big ground strokes, athleticism, and personality make her a thrilling player to watch,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager. “We’re always glad to welcome back a former champion, and with the addition of yet another Top 10 player, our player field is really coming together for our 10th year in Charleston celebration.”


Throughout her 10-year career on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Jelena Jankovic has notched 11 singles titles, 378 singles victories, over $9.4 million in prize money, and finished a season as the World No. 1 player (2008).


The 24-year-old Serbian marked her third straight season Top 10 year-end ranking in 2009, including a four-week run as the World No. 1 player, concluding with a No. 8 finish. The year was highlighted by her tenth and eleventh singles titles at Marbella and Cincinnati, respectively. She reached the third round or better at all four majors, and also qualified for the Tour Championships where she made a semifinal appearance. She also participated in Fed Cup action last year, helping to advance Serbia into 2010 World Group play for the first time in the country’s history. Her official web site is www.jj-jelenajankovic.com, and fans can also follow her at www.facebook.com/JelenaJankovicTennis.


Jankovic has made five previous appearances in Charleston where she has accumulated $222,135 in prize money, an 8-4 record, and a singles title in 2007. Her Cup earnings rank her at No. 19 among all-time Family Circle Cup money leaders.


“Charleston is such a beautiful city, and I always have so much fun there,” commented Jelena Jankovic. “My Family Circle Cup championship meant a lot to me, and I’m very excited to return for another shot at this historic title.”


Jankovic’s 2007 Family Circle Cup Championship will be commemorated with a 40’x47’ banner displayed on Family Circle Stadium beginning in March and lasting throughout the 2010 tournament.
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