Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Family Circle Cup - Finals / Angelique Kerber Wins

Martina Hingis (foreground) and doubles
partner Sania Mirza of India
The Final matches on Sunday at the Family Circle Cup got underway at 10:30 with a doubles match. After 14 years away from the FCC, the Swiss Miss, Martina Hingis returned to play doubles. She is clicking with her new playing partner Sania Mirza and they won the FCC doubles title over Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak. This is their third WTA doubles title in a row - so they are on a roll, and it looks like they might be able to keep it going!

The singles final got underway at 1 p.m. under mostly cloudy skies and a brisk wind that had fans looking for a light jacket for the first time all week. American Madison Keys played well, but ended up losing two sets to one, despite heavy crowd support. German Angelique Kerber is the 2015 FCC Champion and she was the No. 5-seed and defeated defending champ Petkovic in the semifinals.

2015 FCC Champ Angelique Kerber
Once again the Family Circle Cup tournament brought class and culture to Daniel Island and is another attribute to life in the Charleston area. Tourney chair Bob Moran guides the ship each year for the Meredith Corporation and their portfolio of magazine publications, including longtime favorite Family Circle. The FCC facility will host some concerts during the summer months and will be ready in spring of 2016 for the next chapter in ladies pro tennis in the Lowcountry.

To read my feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from the 2015 FCC click Saturday - Tuesday - Monday.

To view past blog entries from the Family Circle Cup click 2014- 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009.

Madison Keys from Monday's media session

Doubles champs Mirza and Hingis

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