This year's player field will feature some of the most talented players in the world. Patty and Nadia are two exciting players to watch, and over the years, they have both enjoyed great success here at the Family Circle Cup.

Our 2005 player field will feature the perfect blend of both solid veterans and rising stars. This year, fans will be able to see some of the most exciting players in women's tennis today.

As a former champion and fan favorite, Mary's presence on court will be missed by everyone here in Charleston.

Serena and Venus are world-class ambassadors of the game and have been vital to the success that women's tennis enjoys today. We are pleased to be one of the few tournaments worldwide that will have the opportunity to showcase the talents of these two phenomenal athletes.

The Family Circle Cup has always been known as the tournament where stars emerge. Nicole?s performance last year is a true testament to that. She is one of the most exciting and talented players on the women?s tour, and we are pleased to have her back.

Svetlana is one of the most electrifying players on the Tour. Svetlana has, over the past couple of years, emerged as a real contender in women?s tennis, and we are delighted that she has chosen the Cup as one of her tournaments.

Indian Wells was missing 10 of the top 15 players. And Miami (which is a mandatory tournament) missed some players.

At the Family Circle Cup, we pride ourselves in creating a quality product in women's tennis; therefore, our new partnership with Lacoste is the perfect match.