Third-seeded Li Na of China is confident to go one step further at this year's Australian Open after rolling her left ankle twice and losing to Victortia Azarenka in last year's final.
Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt earned three-set victories on Saturday to set up a meeting in the Brisbane International final, renewing a rivalry that stretches back to the last millennium.
China's tennis superstar Li Na, who defied the age skeptics and delivered world-class performance in 2013, aims to sharpen her game even further in the new year.
World number one Serena Williams looked rusty in her first competitive match of the season ahead of the Australian Open but battled through to beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-4 at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Roger Federer, who has taken on childhood hero Stefan Edberg as part of his team, thinks the recruitment of former great players as coaches will be good for tennis in the long term.
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.
Serbian Novak Djokovic won on late Saturday the final of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi World Championship 2013 in two straight sets 7-5, 6-2 against Spain's David Ferrer.
Venus Williams says she's as fit and healthy as she has been in years and hopes to turn a dream into reality when she starts her season at the Auckland WTA tournament from Monday.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray lost his comeback match from a three-month injury layoff in the opening round of the Mubadala Championship on Thursday.
Boris Becker said Novak Djokovic approached him to become his head coach the day the Serb lost the world No.1 ranking to Spaniard Rafa Nadal in October this year.
When Chinese superstar Li Na vowed to break into top three or win another major at the beginning of the year, many thought the big-mouthed woman might dream too big this time.
China will host a record 10 WTA events in the coming season as the global leader in women's professional tennis on Thursday announced the 2015 calendar as well as changes to the 2014 calendar.