Serena Williams has decided to play in the Brisbane International in January.
Williams' move puts both US Open finalists in the field for the tournament in Australia. Samantha Stosur, who was already confirmed for the Brisbane International, beat Williams 6-2, 6-3 to claim her first grand slam at Flushing Meadows in September.
The Jan. 1-8 Brisbane International, which for several years has served as a warmup for Australian Open later in the month, has been elevated to WTA Premier level.
As well as Williams and Stosur, former top-ranked Maria Sharapova will play in Brisbane while Kim Clijsters is yet to confirm her return.