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Serena Williams is favourite to win Australian Open

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Monday, January 07, 2013

BRISBANE - Serenity is propelling Serena Williams to even greater heights as she prepares to enter the Australian Open the hottest of favourites to claim a sixth crown.

At age 31, Williams feels she is in career-best form after one of the most dominant tournament successes of her 47 WTA titles, at the Brisbane International.

The 15-time grand slam champion lost just 14 games in total en route to lifting the Evonne Goolagong Trophy on Saturday night.

Nowhere was her class and power more apparent than in a 50-minute final demolition of Russian world No.36 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

While flat-hitting Pavlyuchenkova entered the final in good touch, she admitted she had no answers in the 6-2 6-1 blitzing. Williams has been enjoying new levels of success since teaming with French coach Patrick Mouratoglou last May, winning 35 of her past 36 matches.

Williams was sanctioned after memorable outbursts at the 2009 and 2011 US Opens.





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