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Maria Sharapova hopes to challenge Serena Williams

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Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova believes she can give difficult challenge to her best rival World No. 1 Serena Williams in WTA 2014 Season. Both the players are likely to meet in the Brisbane International tournament, which will start from this weekend on outdoor hard courts at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson.

Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova, who will be playing her first WTA tournament here in Brisbane International tournament, since losing Western and Southern Financial Group Masters opening round. Russian beauty has been preparing well for the upcoming tournament, but she will have to play best tennis of her career to beat in-form Serena Williams.

Maria Sharapova has been seeded at No. 3 ahead of the Serena Williams at No. 1 place and Victoria Azarenka at No. 2 place respectively in the 2014 Brisbane International. It is not easy for Sharapova to play high level tennis after long layoff from the court due to shoulder injury. Russian star is eyeing to clinch the first WTA title at the Brisbane International, before heading to the Australian Open Championship from next month at Melbourne Park.

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