Saturday, 5 January 2013

Serena Williams beats Pavlyuchenkova to win WTA Brisbane title

Serena Williams continued her recent purple patch by winning the WTA Brisbane International on Saturday with a straight sets demolition of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Serena defeated the world no. 36 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour to win her 16th consecutive match - her 52nd win in her last 54 matches and her 47th career title.

Pavlyuchenkova started off the match staying with Serena through the first four games - moving the Amrerican around with her groundstrokes. But once Serena got the break at 3-2 she...
steamrolled through the rest of the set as the Russian's game and focus collapsed against the heavy onslaught of the world no. 3. After winning the first set, Serena broke early in the second set as well and wrapped up the 6-2, 6-1 win.

Serena now heads into the Australian Open as the odds on favourite. She already has 5 singles titles in Melbourne and will be aiming for her 16th grand slam title. Pavlyuchenkova commmeted during the ceremony, "I feel like I don't know how to play tennis when I play you."

Thanks to tennisworldusa

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