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Dec 30 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova returned after four months out injured with a completely dominant 6-3 6-0 victory over France's Caroline Garcia in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday.
Dec 30 (Reuters) - 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.
Dec 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 13260 2 (2) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 8046 3 (3) Li Na(China) 6045 4 (4) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 5891 5 (5) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5875 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4775 7 (7)
Dec 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 13030 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 12260 3 (3) David Ferrer(Spain) 5800 4 (4) Andy Murray(Britain) 5790 5 (5) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 5255 6 (6) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 4205 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4180 8 (8) Stanislas Wawrin
Dec 29 (Reuters) - Roger Federer and Serena Williams had contrasting 2013 seasons but both kick off their new campaigns at the Brisbane International this week showing no signs just yet of calling time on their illustrious careers.
Dec 29 (Reuters) - 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.
Dec 29 (Reuters) - 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.
Dec 27 (Reuters) - Former world number one Roger Federer has made his "childhood hero" Stefan Edberg part of his coaching team and will use him on an occasional basis next year, the Swiss said on Friday.