If Samantha Stosur can get past the second round of the Brisbane International for the first time, she is positioned to meet superstar Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of her home event.
The Australian seventh seed will face Swede Sofia Arvidsson in the first round and, if things go to plan, she will likely face Williams in the final eight of a strong tournament which features eight of the top 10 women's players.
Williams faces fellow American Varvara Lepchenko in the opening round.
Stosur and Williams are on the same side of a tough draw that includes number one seed Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki.
The top two seeds, Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, have first round byes.
Stosur will be looking to improve on a poor record in Brisbane.
AAPTags: tennis, sport, brisbane-4000, qld, australia First posted December 29, 2012 12:41:04