World number 10 and Indian Wells runner-up Marion Bartoli has entered the 2011 Family Circle Cup. The upcoming event will be Bartoli's seventh appearance in Charleston, where she has gone as far as the semifinals. Bartoli holds five WTA singles titles, and was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2007. She is generally considered one of the best returners of serve on the tour.
The Family Circle Cup will be played April 2-11 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. The field includes world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Sam Stosur, Jelena Jankovic, Shahar Peer, Daniela Hantuchova, Nadia Petrova, and Maria Sharapova.