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Family Circle Cup Day 7 – A New Champion is Crowned

Day 7 at the Family Circle Cup brought much stress, and great relief at the same time. With the weather threatening to not cooperate, we didn’t know if we’d actually get the finals in. Yet at the same time the aura in the media center was as if this was the last day of high-school before summer vacation!

Fortunately the weather held off just long enough! Anabel Medina Garrigues & Yaroslava Shvedova beat the sister team of Hao-Ching Chan and YungJan Chan to take the doubles trophy. Then Andrea Petkovic topled giant-slayer Jana Cepelova to win the biggest title of her career!

Another FANTASTIC Family Circle Cup had come to a close. This was a mile-stone year for me. Although I’ve been covering it as a freelancer for about 15 years (since back when its home was on Hilton Head Island), this completes my 10th year as the Official Photographer of the tournament!!!