Samantha Stosur became the first player to commit to the 2013 Family Circle Cup tennis tournament on Daniel Island.

It will be Stosur’s seventh appearance in the tournament. She won the Family Circle Cup singles title in 2010, defeating Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 6-3, in just 52 minutes. Stosur also holds the 2006 doubles title with Lisa Raymond.

“I’m excited to return to the Family Circle Cup again this year,” said Stosur, who is ranked No. 9 in the world. “It’s one of my favorite tournaments and whenever I get the chance to play in Charleston, I always look forward to it.”

The 28-year-old Australian has notched more than 390 career singles victories, been ranked as high as World No. 4 and amassed total career earnings of $11,291,537. Most notably, Stosur won the 2011 U.S. Open.

Tickets to the 2013 Family Circle Cup (March 30-April 7) go on sale Friday. For the first time in the Cup’s 41-year history, local fans have the chance to Select-A-Seat for the tournament on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

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