Staff Report

What timing: Serena Williams, the defending Family Circle Cup champiion, won the U.S. Open on Sunday and Family Circle Cup tickets went on sale Monday.

The 2014 tournament on Daniel Island is set for March 29-April 6.

New Family Circle Cup features include a digital drawboard and enhanced in-stadium entertainment.

“We want to create history on our courts – from being the first women’s tennis event broadcast on network television, to Venus and Serena’s match-up last year,” said Bob Moran, tournament director and general manager. “And we want our fans to be there to witness every minute.”

Original to the 2014 tournament is a new Flex Pass, giving locals the chance to customize their Family Circle Cup experience. Fans can choose to attend any three sessions from Monday, March 31 – Thursday, April 3 in 300 level seating. This package offers tournament-goers the ability to choose dates and times based on their personal schedules, as well as tournament order of play.

“It’s important for us to continue to have the grassroots support from our local Charleston fans,” said Moran. “So, this year we listened to fan suggestions and created a new ticket package that offers the flexibility to attend the Cup during the sessions that work best for them.”

For more information, go to Ticketmaster.com, call the Family Circle Cup Box Office at 800-677-2293 or purchase tickets at any local Publix supermarket.