Saturday, January 5, 2013

Williams wins Brisbane

Serena Williams, who received a walkover from top seed Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals, won the Brisbane title today when she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1. "I always feel like I don't know how to play tennis when I play against you," Pavlyuchenkova told Williams at the trophy ceremony.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza won the doubles title, defeating Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

In Auckland, top seed Agnieszka Radwanska lifted the winner's trophy after she defeated Yanina Wicxkmayer 6-4, 6-4. Cara Black and Anastasia Rodionova defeated top seeds Julia Goerges and Yaroslava Shvedova 2-6, 6-2, 10-5 to win the title.

And at the new tournament in Shenzhen, top seed Li Na emerged the winner when she defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. Zakopalova is a tough opponent for Li, so the Chinese star's victory was all the sweeter. The Shenzhen title is her seventh.

In Shenzhen doubles, sisters Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan won the title. They defeated the unseeded Irina Buryachok and Valeria Solovieva 6-0, 7-5.

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