The Family Circle Cup is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world, and this year’s event will be held on April 4-12 in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island. Blue Lizard is proud to be a sponsor for the first time at the Family Circle Cup’s 43rd annual tournament
As one of the hottest tickets in professional sports, the Family Circle Cup features 13 matches throughout the two-week tournament. The tournament 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 nine million+ viewers worldwide.
The world-class player field forming for the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island is headed up by eight of the top 20 players in the world. Five additional players will join the field via Wild Card entry. The Family Circle Cup’s 56-player draw is made up of 43 direct entries into the tournament, five wild cards and eight qualifiers.
At the top of the Family Circle Cup player field is Ekaterina Makarova. This year will mark her first time playing Charleston in five years. Current Family Circle Cup champion Andrea Petkvoic had a major comeback during the 2013-2014 season and will be again vying for another Family Circle Cup win.
Lucie Safarova will play Charleston for her fifth time in 2015. Safarova reached an additional four quarterfinals following the 2014 Family Circle Cup, as well as the semifinals at Wimbledon and Moscow. Most recently, she won the title in Doha in February 2015. Rounding out the top-four in Charleston’s player field is Sara Errani. This year’s tournament will be her third time playing the Family Circle Cup. Errani won her first title of 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen will be in the Sponsor Row area every day during the tournament, where we will be selling our products and exclusive Blue Lizard tennis towels. We will have kiosks available throughout the stadium where spectators can apply our sunscreen free-of-charge and we’ll also have some samples to give away at our booth.
On Saturday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., Blue Lizard will also be offering a free skin cancer screening at our booth.
If you’ll be attending any of the tournament, be sure to stop by and visit the Blue Lizard booth and get your protection before you sit out in the hot South Carolina sun.
To learn more about the Family Circle Cup, visit www.familycirclecup.com.