Newly crowned US Open winner Serena Williams, and 2012 French open champion, Maria Sharapova, have signed on for the Brisbane International draw starting 30 December 2012.
Throughout her career Williams has captured an impressive 45 WTA singles titles and on 4 August 2012 she became only the second woman after Steffi Graf to complete a career Golden Grand Slam, winning all four Grand Slams plus an Olympic gold medal.
World No.2 Sharapova is set to make her first appearance at the Brisbane International in January and, like Williams, is excited to be starting her year in Brisbane.
“I am so looking forward to coming to Brisbane for the Brisbane International. It will be my first time attending so I can’t wait to see all my fans there,” Sharapova said.