The Family Circle Cup has a NEW set of Champions!
Angelique Kerber found her best tennis right when she needed it. At the finals on Sunday, the German, seeded No. 5, rallied from 1-4 down in the third set, beating American Madison Keys 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in a dramatic encounter. It’s a fourth WTA title for Kerber, who exacted revenge over the 20-year-old Illinois native after Keys had beaten her in the Eastbourne final last summer.
In doubles, the top seeds of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza took home the title on Sunday with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak. The team remains undefeated since pairing up three tournaments ago.
This championship earns Mirza the No. 1 doubles ranking in the world. By becoming No. 1, Mirza is the first Indian woman to reach that ranking.
It was a triumphant return for Hingis in Charleston, singles winner here in 1997 and 1999 as well as doubles champ in 1997. It marked the first time for the former World No. 1 in singles and doubles to play at the Cup since 2001. It’s been 16 years since her last title here!