Azarenka, Ivanovic to play in Brisbane International
Azarenka, Ivanovic to play in Brisbane International

Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic will play in the Brisbane International joining Maria Sharapova in a strong field, organisers said on Sunday.

Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov line-up for Brisbane
Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov line-up for Brisbane

French Open champion Maria Sharapova is set to take part in the Brisbane International as a tune-up for January`s Australian Open, along with Grigor Dimitrov, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur.

Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori join Roger Federer at Brisbane
Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori join Roger Federer at Brisbane

US Open champion Marin Cilic and runner-up Kei Nishikori will use the Brisbane International as their lead-up to next year`s Australian Open, tournament organisers said on Thursday.

Roger Federer to make Brisbane return
Roger Federer to make Brisbane return

Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer will return to play next year`s Brisbane International as he warms up for a tilt at his fifth Australian Open title, organisers said Monday.

Hewitt confident ahead of 18th Open

Australian warhorse Lleyton Hewitt Sunday said he was feeling confident ahead of his record-equalling 18th Australian Open after shocking Roger Federer to stay unbeaten this year.

Nervy Rafter could `choke` in doubles return with Hewitt

Australia`s Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has enjoyed smiting foes in the senior`s tour since his retirement, but fears he may have bitten off more than he can chew by agreeing to partner Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian Open doubles.

Azarenka maintains 2nd place in WTA rankings

After victory at the first tournament of the new season, the Brisbane International, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has retained second place in the WTA rankings.

Defeat not a set back to Australian Open preparations: Roger Federer

Former No. 1 Roger Federer has said that his preparations for the first Grand Slam of the year will not suffer despite his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International .

I can do some damage in Melbourne, says Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt will go into the Australian Open as the player the top seeds will hope to avoid in the first round, after digging into his famed store of resolve to beat Roger Federer in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.

Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer in Brisbane final

Australia`s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International on Sunday.

Federer says loss not a setback

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer insisted Sunday that his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International was not a setback to his Australian Open preparations.

Serena fires her way to victory, Federer sets up Hewitt showdown

Serena Williams laid down an imposing marker ahead of the first grand slam of the year by powering to a 6-4 7-5 victory over Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka at the Brisbane International.

Gutsy Hewitt upsets Nishikori

Lleyton Hewitt drew on all his trademark fighting qualities to upset second seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International on Saturday.

Williams, Azarenka to meet in Brisbane final

World number one Serena Williams will meet the second ranked Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Brisbane International after she downed Maria Sharapova in an enthralling semi-final Friday.

Sharapova finds reasons to smile despite defeat

Maria Sharapova`s pain at losing a 14th straight match to nemesis Serena Williams will be eased by the thought that she can compete at the highest level again after being sidelined for four months with a shoulder injury.

Roger Federer gives tennis masterclass

Roger Federer gave a tennis masterclass during his Brisbane International quarter-final on Friday, taking under an hour to demolish Australian Marinko Matosevic for the loss of just two games.

Azarenka recovers to reach Brisbane International final

World number two Victoria Azarenka recovered from a disastrous opening set to beat Jelena Jankovic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Friday and reach the final of the Brisbane International.

Anderson pulls out of Brisbane tournament

Fourth seed Kevin Anderson joined the long casualty list at the Brisbane International on Thursday when he was forced to withdraw with an acute stomach virus.

Federer off to flying start in 2014

Roger Federer has made a confident start to his first Brisbane International with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen in his first match of 2014.

Roger Federer backs `new` racket to boost World No. 1 chances in 2014

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly banking on his new racket to boost his chances to top the tennis rankings again after he made a winning start with his new equipment on Tuesday in the Brisbane International.