Serena Williams crushes Azarenka to win Madrid title

Updated: 13 May 2012 18:51 IST

Serena Williams crushed world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Madrid Masters and make a return to the number six ranking.

Madrid:

Serena Williams crushed world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Madrid Masters and make a return to the number six ranking.

The American has now won back-to-back WTA clay titles after claiming Charleston in the US a month ago. She now owns five trophies on clay.

The bruising victory lifted the American to a 7-1 record over Azaranka, who won her only match in the series in Miami, 2009.

Williams swept to a double-break in 12 minutes at the start, secured the set in 26 minutes on a double-fault and continued the demolition in the second set to complete the win in 64 minutes.

Williams has now won 13 consecutive clay matches including the Fed Cup in April.

Topics : Tennis Victoria Azarenka Mahesh Bhupathi Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Caroline Wozniacki Leander Paes Samantha Stosur Mark Knowles Lukas Dlouhy
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