Defending champ Serena Williams commits to '13 Family Circle Cup (Update: Errani and Barthel, too)

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Update, February 8: Sara Errani and Mona Barthel have also committed.

Errani, the number seven women's singles player in the world, and 28th ranked Barthel, join a field already boasting names such as Williams (below) and Samantha Stosur. 

Less than a week ago, Errani and Barthel faced off against one another in the final round of the Parisian Open GDF SUEZ. Barthel emerged victorious, upsetting the top-seeded Errani in striaght sets.

The Family Circle Cup kicks off Saurday, March 30 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island.

Check back here for more updates on additions to the FCC player field and other information or click over to the FCC website here.

2012 Family Circle Cup champion, Serena Williams, will return to Charleston for the 41st Family Circle Cup, March 30 – April 7, to defend her title.

World No. 2, Serena Williams joins Samantha Stosur and sister, Venus Williams in a world-class player field assembling in Charleston.

Williams has made six previous appearances in Charleston where she boasts a 17-4 record, and returns to this event with an active ten-match win streak in progress, stemming from her 2008 and 2012 Cup wins.

To purchase tickets to the 41st Family Circle Cup, visit the Family Circle Cup's ticketing page.

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