The WTA tennis tournament that calls Daniel Island its home has a $700,000 purse this year, and they are having 'million dollar' weather. Cool temperatures in the morning and evenings and sunshine all day long are making out of town visitors gush over the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. While the 11th seed in the Family Circle Cup fell in first round action, all of the other top seeds have so far advanced through the second round of action. Fan favorite Patty Schnyder surrendered her first set to challenger C. Scheepers but came back to win the next two sets and advance. The #2 seed Jelena Jankovic, a past champion, returned to the stadium court yesterday and advanced. Melanie Oudin of USA played on the stadium court for the first of the weekday night matches in front of about 6000 spectators. Wednesday matches begin at 10 a.m. when 8th seed Daniela Hantuchova plays A. Morita of Japan. The top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki plays on the stadium court at 11:30 a.m. and last year's runner-up has high hopes to win this tournament. For the latest live scoring information visit the Internet at www.familycirclecup.com. And check out the line up for Saturday night's Game, Set, Rock exhibition tennis match with music by the Blue Dogs!
To view my blog entry on the 2010 FCC first round click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: Caroline Wozniacki gives a television interview during media day; The Family Circle Cup has a lawn section set up for dining and happy hour; Past Champion Jelena Jankovic (seated) visits with local media