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Azarenka back to winning ways

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka won her first title since 2013 by beating Angelique Kerber in the Brisbane International final.

The unseeded Belarusian, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years and now ranked 22nd in the world, beat the fourth-seeded German 6-3 6-1.

The 26-year-old is now preparing for the Australian Open, which starts on 18 January.

She won back to back titles in Melbourne, 2012 and 2013.

Roger Federer and Milos Raonic meet in the Brisbane men’s final on Sunday.

Swiss Federer, ranked third in the world, beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-1 6-4 in the last four while Canadian Raonic overcame Australia’s Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5).



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