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Serena Williams blitzes her way to win

Serena Williams of the United States holds the winners trophy while her opponent Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia holds the runner up trophy after the womens final on day seven of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena
Serena Williams of the United States holds the winners trophy while her opponent Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia holds the runner up trophy after the womens final on day seven of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena Chris Hyde - Getty Images

WORLD No. 3 Serena Williams took just 50 minutes to wrap up her first Brisbane International, overpowering Russia's Anastasia Pavluychenkova 6-2 6-1 on Saturday night.

Williams, who has won 16 matches straight and 35 from her last 36 after a shock exit in the first round of the French Open, said she was in career-best form.

"I don't know if I was in 'the' zone today (but) I was definitely heading in that direction," she said.

India's Sania Mirza and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Czech Kveta Peschke 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the doubles final.

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