Sydney: Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic will play in the Brisbane International joining Maria Sharapova in a strong field, organisers said yesterday.
Dual Australian Open champion Azarenka and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic confirmed their entry alongside five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova and Australia's 2011 US Open title-holder Sam Stosur.
Their entry takes the number of Grand Slam champions set to play in Brisbane in January to seven, with the four women's champions to be joined by 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, two-time major winner Lleyton Hewitt and this year's US Open champion Marin Cilic.
Azarenka returns to Brisbane where she won her first-ever career singles title.
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