Azarenka to join Sharapova and Williams in Brisbane
November 22, 2012, 12:00 am TWN
BRISBANE, Australia -- The Brisbane International starting next month will feature the world's top three women players with confirmation on Wednesday that top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will take part.
Azarenka, of Belarus, joins Russian world number two Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams of the United States in the main lead-up tournament to January's Australian Open in Melbourne, the season's first Grand Slam.
Other players confirmed include Germany's Angelique Kerber, Sara Errani of Italy, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Australia's Samantha Stosur.
"I am really looking forward to returning to Brisbane where I won the inaugural title in 2009," Azarenka said.