Citing her ailing knee, Justine Henin has withdrawn from the Family Circle Cup. Not only does that leave the tournament without the world number one, but it also means that the list of former champions to be honored at the 35th anniversary event has been shortened. Henin won the Cup in 2005. Venus Williams, who has also withdrawn, won it in 2004.
Former champions scheduled to attend are Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Conchita Martinez, Mary Pierce, Iva Majoli, and Jennifer Capriati.