Roger Federer will open his 2014 season at the Brisbane International as a warm up for the Australian Open. Federer will make his first appearance at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena starting Dec. 29 after starting his season at an exhibition tournament in Qatar for the past four years.
Andy Murray said he had finally learned the habit of being aggressive – and curbing his tendency to self-destruct – after making the perfect start to his season in Brisbane.
By John Pye
Serena Williams proved the break between seasons hasn’t hurt her momentum, capturing her 47th career title with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Saturday’s Brisbane International final.
Caroline Wozniacki’s first trip to the Brisbane International ended in a shocking 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) first-round loss to Kazakhstan qualifier Ksenia Pervak on Monday. After her early exit, she was quick to dismiss speculation about an engagement to golf No. 1 Rory McIlroy.