Li and Wozniacki set for Sydney

Top-10 stars Li Na and Caroline Wozniacki will both complete their Australian Open preparations at January's Sydney International.

Li has a good recent pedigree in the event, having beaten Belgian Kim Clijsters for the 2011 title before she fell to Victoria Azarenka at the final hurdle earlier this year.

And the world number seven from China is relishing the opportunity to prepare for the Australian Open against a strong field.

"Two years ago I won the Sydney title and it gave me a lot of confidence leading into Melbourne," Li said.

"The final against Kim in 2011 was one of the best experiences in my whole life.

"I've been there the last two years and played very well so I am really looking forward to coming back again."

Former world number one Wozniacki is also set to join Li and Australian Samantha Stosur at the Sydney event.

Dane Wozniacki, who is ranked 10th in the world, ended the season with wins in Seoul and Moscow.

Sydney International tournament director Craig Watson is delighted to have Li and Wozniacki returning.

"Li Na has performed exceptionally well in Sydney the last two years, giving Sydney tennis fans and the local Chinese community who come and support her plenty of great tennis action to cheer on," Watson said.

"Caroline is one of the most successful players on the women's tour with 20 WTA titles to her name.

"I am looking forward to having the world number 10 return to Sydney for the fourth time.

"We announced our strongest men's line-up in years for the 2013 event and I am delighted to add two of the most popular players on the women's tour, both ranked in the world's top 10, to our field ensuring we will again have an extremely strong and talented women's draw in Sydney."

The Sydney International is scheduled to run from January 6-12.