Azarenka to start new chapter

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka hopes to reignite her career at the venue that was her fortress for two years, when she competes at Melbourne Park next month.

The Belarussian's 2014 campaign was ruined by a foot injury, which continued to affect her in 2015. However, she is confident she now has the capacity to compete against the best players in the world again, especially at a venue which has been so kind to her in the past.

The first part of that journey will start at the Brisbane International, which starts next week.

"In my head my best is still to come," Azarenka told Australian journalists this week. 

While her performances of 2015 have not been overwhelming, by any stretch of the imagination, there have been strong indications that she could become a big force in women's tennis once again. Particularly encouraging was her campaign at the US Open, where she was knocked out by Simona Halep in the quarter-finals.

"I've been working a lot on my game and overall getting everything put together. We'll see. The past is in the past so it's kind of irrelevant to talk about it. That's enough," added Azarenka, who refused to dwell on her recent disappointments.