I am SO EXCITED! I just talked to Mike Saia, the Communications Manager at the Family Circle Cup. He informed me that this year’s NEW BANNER of last year’s champion, Nadia Petrova, will feature an image I photographed of her. Here it is!!!
If you don’t already know, I’m one of the Official Photographers of the FCC tournament. Look back at some of my journal entries from last spring (here and here) to read more about my involvement in the cup.
The FCC is one of the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour’s most prestigious events. It’s the last clay-court tournament played in the US before the players head to Europe for the French Open. Behind the four Grand Slam Tournaments, there are several Tier One Tournaments, of which the FCC is one of the most respected. So if you’re a tennis fan but don’t have the funds to go to the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, or US Open…the Family Circle Cup should be NEXT on your list!!!
So far, this year’s entries include something like 7 of the top 10 in the world. Super Star and the Number One player in the world, Maria Sharapova will be there! The comeback hero of the last few years, Martina Hingis will be there! Other former Number One’s, Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo will be there! Up-and-coming stars like the 17 year old Nicole Vaidisova will be there! It’s going to be AWESOME! So make sure and come out April 7th – 15th. I’ll be there!!!