World #8 JELENA JANKOVIC Enters Family Circle Cup

Jelena Jankovic, World No. 8 and 2007 Family Circle Cup Champion, has officially entered the 2011 Charleston event.  Jankovic joins World No. 5 and defending champion Samantha Stosur, former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova, and American teen sensation Melanie Oudin in a stellar class player field assembling on Daniel Island.  Marking the tournament’s 39th consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup is scheduled April 2-10, 2011 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, SC.

“Jelena Jankovic’s game offers a true look at world class power and excitement for our ticket patrons.  She thrilling to watch, and her big personality really creates a connection with her fans,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager. 

Throughout her 11-year WTA career, Jelena Jankovic has notched 12 singles titles, 415 singles victories, over $11.6 million in prize money, and finished a season as the World No. 1 player in 2008.  The 25-year-old Serbian marked her fourth consecutive Top 10 year-end ranking in 2010.  

“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.”

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