Victoria Azarenka Storms To Second Brisbane International Title

Updated: 09 January 2016 18:10 IST

Victoria Azarenka won her second Brisbane International title by defeating Angelique Kerber in straight sets.

Victoria Azarenka Storms To Second Brisbane International Title
Victoria Azarenka won the Brisbane International title after seven years by registering a 6-3, 6-1 win over Angelique Kerber. © AFP

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka stormed to her second Brisbane International title when she downed Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets on Saturday. (Latest Tennis News)

Azarenka, who won her maiden WTA title in Brisbane in 2009, overwhelmed the fourth-seeded Kerber, winning 6-3, 6-1 in 73 minutes, her sixth win over the German in six meetings.

It was Azarenka's first title since she won in Cincinnati in August, 2013.

She sustained a foot injury in 2014 and only played nine tournaments. In 2015, she suffered a thigh strain that saw her slip down the world rankings.

But she steadily improved in each round in Brisbane and showed in the final she will be a serious contender for the Australian Open.

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