International title when she downed Germany’s Angelique Kerber in straight sets on Saturday.
Azarenka, who won her maiden WTA title in Brisbane in 2009, overwhelmed the fourth-seeded Kerber, winning 6-3, 6-1 in 73 minutes, her sixth win over the German in six meetings.It was Azarenka’s first title since she won in Cincinnati in August, 2013.
She sustained a foot injury in 2014 and only played nine tournaments. In 2015,she suffered a thigh strain that saw her slip down the world rankings.
But she steadily improved in each round in Brisbane and showed in the final she will be a serious contender for the Australian Open.