Serena Williams won a 47th WTA title with victory in the Brisbane International
Last Updated: January 5, 2013 2:57pm
Serena Williams: 47th career title in Brisbane
Serena Williams was in ominous form as she brushed aside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win the Brisbane International.
The veteran served notice she is the one to beat in the Australian Open later this month by crushing the Russian 6-2 6-1 in a final lasting just 50 minutes.
The 31-year-old has lost only one match since last year's French Open, winning number 35 of 36 in adding a 47th WTA title to her collection.
She took control at 2-2 in the first set when going on a run of seven straight games and never looked like losing against an increasingly demoralised opponent, who had no answer to Williams' power and aggression.
Serena sent down nine aces and won 91 percent of her first serves, blasting 24 winners past Pavlyuchenkova, who looked shell-shocked at times with the pace of the American's groundstrokes.
"That was really good - I think I just kind of zoned and I felt like I really wanted to do well," Williams said.
"I really felt like I was playing a top player because she'd taken two top 10 players out, so I knew that I couldn't give her a chance.
"It was a really good week for sure. I definitely worked hard for this week, and I'm going to do a little more work so I can be ready in eight days."