(January 5, 2013) Serena Williams captured her 47th career title by dominating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 in less than an hour in the final of Brisbane International. Williams has won 35 of her last 36 tour matches with triumphs at Wimbledon, the Olympics, the U.S. Open, the WTA Championships.
Pavlyuchenkova who along with Williams, trains at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy said to Williams during the trophy ceremony, “I always feel like I don’t know how to play tennis when I play against you.” Both women were on a recent training trip to Mauritius but did not practice together.
“When she’s on fire, well, I feel like there is not much I can do. I mean, she’s a great player and she deserves to win.”
Williams says she’s on top of her game, “I was looking at a lot of old matches on YouTube, and I feel like right now I’m playing some of my best tennis….I feel like I want to do better and play better still.”
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