It’s been over a week since the Family Circle Cup, and I’m FINALLY feeling fully recuperated. J This year’s tournament was a AWESOME.
Sam Stosur literally CRUSHED Vera Zvonareva to win her second (and biggest) WTA Tour Championship. She had an amazing 36 winners in the 6-0, 6-3 final that was the fastest in the history of the tournament! Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova were able to hold on to capture the Family Circle Cup doubles title, beating Vania King and Michaella Krajicek in straight sets. King & Krajicek were playing together for just their second tournament. Huber, the #1 doubles player in the world, normally plays with Cara Black. This was her first time playing with Petrova!
Aside from the great tournament action, there were tons of off-site player appearances and VIP parties to photograph. But most would agree that the Game, Set, Rock event with legends John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Anna Kournikova was the big hit of the week!
Mike Saia, Communications Director of the FCC, did a great job keeping all the media organized. My former colleague, Doug Cunningham, retired last year. But it was nice to see him come back to assist on some of the VIP events. The super talented Alice Keeney took his place. She really stepped up to the plate, did a great job filling some big shoes, and was wonderful to work with. I’m already excited to see what NEXT YEAR has in store!!!