It took only 50 minutes as Serena Williams crushed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph in the Brisbane International final. This latest victory keeps Williams on course to again be number one.
The third ranked Williams can ascend to the top spot if she wins the Australian Open starting January 14th. That would also make the 31 year old American the oldest woman to hold the number one ranking on the WTA tour.
From the beginning, the Brisbane International final was a one sided affair as Williams completely dominated the Russian Pavlyuchenkova, who admitted she was lost.
"I always feel like I don't know how to play tennis when I play against you," Pavlyuchenkova told Williams at the trophy presentation.
The 47th career title adds to Williams impressive 35-1 run she has been on after her first-round loss at the French Open. Since then Serena won Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open and the year-ending WTA Championships.
"I was looking at a lot of old matches on YouTube and I feel like right now I'm playing some of my best tennis. I feel like I want to do better and play better still, and I've always felt like I could play better," Williams said.