Brisbane Round 1:
JARMILA GAJDOSOVA (AUS) D ROBERTA VINCI (ITA) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 |
URSZULA RADWANSKA (POL) D TAMIRA PASZEK (AUT) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 0 | 6 - 2 |
ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) D LUCIE HRADECKA (CZE) | 6 - 3 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 3 |
 PETRA KVITOVA (CZE) D CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO (ESP) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 |
 SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) D VARVARA LEPCHENKO (USA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1 |
DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (SVK) D LOURDES DOMINGUEZ LINO (ESP) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 2 |
Shenzhen Round 1:
 LAURA ROBSON (GBR) D EDINA GALLOVITS-HALL (ROU) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1 |
ANNIKA BECK (GER) D GARBINE MUGURUZA (ESP) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 7 (9) | 6 - 4 |
 SU-WEI HSIEH (TPE) D MELINDA CZINK (HUN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2 |
MONICA NICULESCU (ROU) D SAISAI ZHENG (CHN) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5 |
(3) Serena Williams def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-2 6-1
Serena shows off her new commitment to tennis by appearing in this smaller premier event. Featuring the top 3 players, Brisbane will be the one to focus on this week. Varvara had a nice resurgence last year but she was unable to handle Serena's barrage of winners. Shows how far the level is below Serena as Varvara is a top 25 player who has caused several upsets last year. Will Serena do her best here and win another title? Maybe, but the younger sister is known to tank in smaller tournaments before the slams. We'll see.
(WC) Jarmila Gajdosova def. Roberta Vinci 4-6 6-1 6-3
Jarmila Gajdosova suffered personal problems last year and tumbled down the rankings. She seems to have exorcised her personal demons now and emerged the winner against a steady top 20 player in Vinci. Jarmila always had a big game but she could never contain herself. When she's on, she's unplayable. However, that almost never happens throughout a match. Hopefully this win will give her a confidence boost for the new season as she is a very kind and polite girl who just happened to have lost her way.