Seles coming to Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, SC – The Family Circle Cup announces that Monica Seles, former World No. 1, nine-time Grand Slam champion, and Family Circle Cup finalist in 1997, has been added as the fourth player in Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified., an evening of music and tennis entertainment featuring John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Anna Kournikova. Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified. is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010 during the Family Circle Cup, a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier Event, currently underway at the Family Circle Tennis Center in historic Charleston, South Carolina.

This tennis exhibition is designed as the keystone of the tournament’s week-long celebration of its 10th year in Charleston. The Blue Dogs, Charleston’s favorite country, bluegrass, and roots-rock sons, will entertain the crowd throughout the event, and will conclude the evening with a special performance in Family Circle Stadium.

“Monica Seles has recommitted herself to fitness and a healthy lifestyle, which is strongly aligned with Meredith Corporation’s dedication to empowering strong and healthy women,“ said Bob Moran, Family Circle Cup General Manager. “Monica is a great champion who has enjoyed tremendous success throughout her career, and we know our fans will be very happy to see her return to the tennis court at the Family Circle Cup.“

“I’m so excited to be a part of this event at the Family Circle Cup,“ said Seles. “I have so many great memories of playing this event, and I’m really looking forward to coming to Charleston.“

Monica Seles is one of the greatest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players of all time. Her resume includes nine Grand Slam titles (four Australian Opens, three French Opens and two US Opens) and 178 career weeks as the No.1 player in the world (fifth-most all-time and the second-youngest player ever to rise to No.1 after Martina Hingis).

Seles reached the semifinals or better in three out of five appearances at the Family Circle Cup, her best showing being a runner-up finish to Martina Hingis in 1997 in an absolutely electric final, pushing then-world No.1 Hingis to the limit before falling in a third set tie-break. Seles was a semifinalist in 1998 and 2000.

Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified tickets are available as a stand-alone ticketed session via, Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone (800) 745-3000, local Publix outlets, and at the Family Circle Tennis Center ticket office weekdays from Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Box Level seating is available for $35, Terrace Level for $25, and Grandstand for $15.