Serena Williams returns to Charleston

Serena Williams returns to Charleston

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Serena Williams of the United States looks on in her first round match against Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania during day two of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 5:15 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Williams sisters are back at the Family Circle Cup.  

The tournament said Thursday that defending champion Serena Williams will join sister Venus at this year's clay-court tournament in April. Serena Williams has won her last 10 matches at the event, winning the championship in her last two appearances at Daniel Island in 2008 and 2012.  

Venus Williams had previously committed to play in the Family Circle. Venus was part of at Washington Kastles team that captured the World Team Tennis title at the Family Circle Tennis Center last September.  

Williams said the Family Circle is one of her favorite tournaments and she enjoys all the area has to offer. She has a 17-4 match record in six previous trips to the Family Circle Cup.
 

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