World number one Victoria Azarenka and 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams were Friday pitted in the same half of the women's singles draw for next week's Australian Open.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves during a Brisbane International match on January 3, 2013. She faces a tough task to defend her Australian Open crown with a potential semi-final against 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
Azarenka, who broke through for her first major title in beating Maria Sharapova in last year's Melbourne final, faces a tough task to defend her crown with a potential semi-final against the American great.
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