BRISBANE, Australia (AP) – Serena Williams has begun the new year with another win. She defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final of the Brisbane International final, 6-2, 6-1. The victory is the 47th career title for Williams.
She has won 35 of her past 36 matches, including titles at Wimbledon, the Olympics, the U.S. Open, the season-ending WTA championships and now the first event of 2013.
She already has won the Australian Open five times and the season’s first major is little more than a week away.