Williams wins down under

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Serena Williams, Brisbane International Final

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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.

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