The no.1 player in the world, Victoria Azarenka, will take part in the Brisbane International tennis competition in the next season. Azarenka had participated in this tournament a couple of times before as well. This would be the only tournament that Azarenka would play before the Australian Open.

Talking to the reporters after signing for the Brisbane International, Azarenka said, “I have played in this competition a few times before and I had thoroughly enjoyed my stay here on those occasions. Brisbane is a wonderful City and the people over here are very nice as well. I am pretty excited to come back here again next year.”

“I had won this tournament in 2009 and I am looking forward to do it again in January. I know that it’s not going to be that easy as there will be some great players participating in the competition, but, I will give my best and hopefully, will manage to win it.”

When asked about her finishing the season as the no.1 player in the world, Azarenka said, “I am delighted to have finished the season at the top of the rankings. It’s a very special achievement for me. I performed consistently throughout the season and got the reward for that. I would have liked to finish the season by winning a title, but, overall, I am pretty happy with how the season went for me.”

“I am looking forward to the next season. It will be an exciting one; that’s for sure. There will certainly be some very tough matches for me in the upcoming season, but, I am quite prepared for it. I will start the season by playing in this tournament and then, will participate in the Australian Open and hopefully, will defend my title there.”