Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Family Circle Cup - Finals / Andrea Petkovic Wins

Andrea Petkovic at All Access
Media Hour on March 31
The tournaments 14th ranked-seed survived a topsy turvy week of up sets to triumph on Championship Sunday at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island. Andrew 'Petko' Petkovic wins here first big name WTA tournament in straight sets of Jana Cepelova, and is toasted afterwards by Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and S.C. Governor Nikki Haley. Meredith Publications in New York and their family circle of magazines sponsored another great event, and director Bob Moran tells me that things are really rolling along for the FCC now. I remember in my youth traveling South to Hilton Head Island to watch the same ladies tennis tourney and feel a strong connection to this particular event that migrated to the Charleston Area. The predicted rainfall on Sunday held off for the finals match, capping what had to be the best weather week ever at the FCC, where not one drop of rain fell, and the sunny weather drew record attendance numbers during the weekday sessions. As an added bonus, it was revealed the Petko's father had played tennis at USC and so Gamecock nation could chime in to applaud the final result.
Petko stretches out in the Semifinals match

Mark your calendar for April 4 - 12, for the 2015 Family Circle Cup.

To view past blog entries from the Family Circle Cup click  20142013201220112010, or 2009.

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