Family Circle Cup draws 1,000,000th fan

Members of the Ha family Tony Ha and his wife Lisa Ha along with their children Kile,6, and Sarah,3, from Smyrna,GA celebrate being awarded the Millionth fan to walk through the door at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston,SC, Monday April 2, 2012. (Grace Beahm/postandcourier.com)

Lisa Ha of Smyrna, Ga. was the 1,000,000th fan to walk through the gates of the Family Circle Cup tournament this morning.

“I had no idea,” she said. “I came through and they told me to get out of line. I thought I was in the wrong line. Then I saw balloons and a big check.

The $5,000 check was for various items from the Family Circle Cup, ranging from tickets, concessions, parking and souvenirs.

The Family Circle Cup is celebrating its 40th year and was held in Hilton Head from 1973-1999. The tournament moved the Charleston in 2000.

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