Brisbane International

  • Azarenka maintains 2nd place in WTA rankings 10-01-2014 12:00 PM

    Minsk: After victory at the first tournament of the new season, the Brisbane International, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has retained second place in the WTA rankings. The Belarusian has 8,151 points while Serena Williams of the US has 13,260 points, reports Xinhua. The first Grand Slam tournament of the new season,...
  • I can do some damage in Melbourne, says Lleyton Hewitt 05-01-2014 06:54 PM

    Brisbane: 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. Hewitt dominated Federer in the first set and...
  • Lleyton Hewitt upsets Roger Federer to win Brisbane title 05-01-2014 02:28 PM

    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt won a title for the first time since 2010 with an upset 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win at the Brisbane International over Roger Federer, his oldest rival on the tour. The 32-year-old former No. 1s have met 27 times dating back to 1999, and after Sunday's unexpected victory...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka, defends Brisbane title 04-01-2014 08:41 PM

    Brisbane: This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description. The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International...
  • Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt to meet in Brisbane final 04-01-2014 03:56 PM

    Brisbane: Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt earned three-set victories on Saturday to set up a meeting in the Brisbane International final, renewing a rivalry that stretches back to the last millennium. Federer beat No. 8-seeded Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in a semifinal featuring just two service breaks, immediately...
  • Hewitt upsets Nishikori to reach Brisbane final 04-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Brisbane: Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt turned back to the clock with a gritty 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to advance to the Brisbane International final and a possible showdown with Roger Federer. The 32-year-old Hewitt handled the heat better than his Japanese opponent as...
  • Serena beats Sharapova in Brisbane semi-finals 03-01-2014 07:04 PM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 14 matches with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) semi-final victory on Friday to earn a shot at back-to-back Brisbane International titles. The defending champion will play second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in Saturday's final, and will be favored to retain the title...
  • Azarenka beats Jankovic to reach Brisbane final 03-01-2014 05:12 PM

    Brisbane: Victoria Azarenka overcame a shaky serve and another case of the nerves to move into the Brisbane International final with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic on Friday. The Australian Open champion dropped her first three service games and was facing three break points...
  • Williams, Sharapova to meet in Brisbane semis 02-01-2014 11:37 AM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will renew their long and not-so-friendly rivalry after setting up a semi-final matchup at the Brisbane International, a key tuneup event for the Australian Open. Top-ranked Williams, the defending champion, didn't lose a point on her serve in the first set en route to...
  • Hard to make tweaks in time for Australian Open: Roger Federer 01-01-2014 10:14 PM

    Brisbane: Roger Federer's new alliance with Stefan Edberg appears to be a sign he will be adopt a more aggressive game in 2014 but the Swiss believes it will be tough to make changes in time for this month's Australian Open. Federer's decision to bring Swede Edberg in to work...
  • Federer opens 2014 with a steady win in Brisbane 01-01-2014 06:10 PM

    Brisbane: Roger Federer showed shreds of evidence of Stefan Edberg's influence as he got his 2014 season underway, advancing to the Brisbane International quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Wednesday. Federer worked briefly with Edberg in the offseason and will again use the six-time major winner...
  • Marin Cilic beats Grigor Dimitrov at Brisbane International 01-01-2014 03:18 PM

    Australia: Marin Cilic continued his comeback from a doping ban with a 7-5, 7-5 win over fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday at the Brisbane International, while injury withdrawals reduced the women's draw. Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki pulled out before her scheduled second-round match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland due to...
  • Sabine Lisicki withdraws from Brisbane International due to illness 01-01-2014 03:14 PM

    Brisbane: Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki withdrew from the Brisbane International due to a stomach illness before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland. Lisicki, seeded seventh, beat Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets in her first-round match and another win would have put her into a quarterfinal, potentially...
  • Serena opens season with a win over Petkovic in Brisbane 31-12-2013 12:36 PM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams' first competitive match of the season, on New Year's Eve, was by no means perfect, but a 6-4, 6-4 win over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International was a decent start against a player with a career-high ranking of No. 9. Top-ranked Williams was understandably below her...
  • Maria Sharapova returns with convincing win in Brisbane 30-12-2013 04:55 PM

    Bisbane: Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive return from an injury layoff, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 on Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival's biggest weapon with some aggressive service returns. She...
  • Serena rivalry making me a better player, says Victoria Azarenka 30-12-2013 02:23 PM

    Victoria Azarenka thinks her rivalry with Serena Williams is making her a better player and is looking forward to renewing it over the next four weeks at the Brisbane International and the Australian Open. World number two behind the 17-times major champion, Azarenka will only meet Williams if both players...
  • Maria Sharapova makes no promises over Brisbane return 29-12-2013 04:50 PM

    Having pulled out of the Brisbane International tournament through injury for the last two years, Maria Sharapova might consider it a victory in itself if she actually gets out on court at the Pat Rafter arena on Monday. The tournament is perhaps more important to the Russian world number four...
  • Caroline Wozniacki pulls out of Brisbane warm-up with injury 29-12-2013 08:42 AM

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has pulled out of the Brisbane International warm-up for the Australian Open because of an injured right shoulder, organisers said on Sunday. The 23-year-old Dane, currently ranked 10th in the world, was scheduled to open her season with a first round tie against Dominika...
  • Roger Federer arrives for Brisbane International 28-12-2013 08:52 AM

    Brisbane: Roger Federer arrived in Australia on Saturday for the Brisbane International with a refreshed outlook for 2014, injury-free and with a new coach on his team. "It's the first time in a year that I could practice three, four weeks in a row without any setbacks ... I was...
  • Serena Williams to headline Brisbane International 21-11-2013 08:41 AM

    Brisbane: Top-ranked Serena Williams will defend her title at next month's Brisbane International among a powerful women's field in preparation for the Australian Open. Williams' opponents at the December 29 to January 5 Brisbane tournament will include six of the world's top-10 players. The field announced on Thursday includes No.2...
  • Serena Williams to play Brisbane International 02-10-2013 02:55 PM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams has confirmed she will play in the Brisbane International tuneup event before next year's Australian Open. Brisbane tournament officials said on Wednesday that Williams, the defending champion, and Australian Lleyton Hewitt would join previously announced Roger Federer at the hard-court tournament at the Queensland Tennis Centre from...
  • Roger Federer to start 2014 season in Brisbane 24-07-2013 08:38 AM

    Sydney: Roger Federer will start his 2014 campaign at the Brisbane International next January, underlining the tournament's status as the biggest of the Australian Open warm-ups. The 31-year-old Swiss, who has four Melbourne Park titles among his 17 grand slams, has never previously started the year in Brisbane and the...
  • Sania-Bethanie win Brisbane title 05-01-2013 07:31 PM

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