Doubles Partners Hingis and Mirza to Play Family Circle Cup

April 7, 2015

Current 2015 Miami Open finalists have officially committed to Charleston


DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – Martina Hingis, former World No. 1, five-time Grand Slam singles winner and nine-time Grand Slams double winner, has officially entered to play doubles at the Family Circle Cup.

Hingis, the 1997 doubles and 1999 singles champion of the Family Circle Cup, will play with Sania Mirza.  Both partners are currently ranked within the top 10 for doubles, Mirza at World No. 3 and Hingis at World No. 5.

Mirza and Hingis will play in the doubles finals of the Miami Open tomorrow, then travel to Charleston to compete in the 2015 tournament. The doubles partners captured the title at Indian Wells earlier this year.

“The Family Circle Cup fans undeniably love doubles,” said Eleanor Adams, Tournament Manager. “We have multiple top 10 doubles players this week, and I know each match will have a large crowd, as they always do in Charleston. Martina and Sania’s addition will only strengthen the field.”

Mirza has won two WTA doubles titles this year, marking 24 total career wins.

Doubles competition begins on Monday, April 6, with the final at 10:45am on Sunday, April 12.


About the Family Circle Cup

The Family Circle Cup is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world, and Family Circle is the longest running title sponsor of a sporting event in the United States, as well as in all of professional tennis, worldwide. With more than 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation, which speaks to 80 million women nationwide.  The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally in more than 143 countries, featuring more than 200 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 9+ million viewers worldwide.

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