Williams breezes past Azarenka in Madrid

May 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

MADRID, May 13 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dispatched world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the Madrid Open Sunday, cruising to a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

The American star needed only 64 minutes to humble the tournament's top seed, firing 14 aces en route to her 13th straight match victory while claiming her second title of the year.

Williams, who also won last month's Charleston event, collected her 41st career crown -- tying her for second among active players with Kim Clijsters -- and fifth on a clay court.

Azarenka, meanwhile, ended as the Madrid runner-up for the second straight year and fell to 1-7 lifetime against Williams, including five straight losses.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cincinnati Reds claim rare series win vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers trade for Mat Latos, Mike Morse from Miami Marlins
San Francisco Giants' Peavy, three relievers shut out Milwaukee Brewers
Baltimore Orioles blank Atlanta Braves to sweep series
Robert Kraft rips commissioner, calls Tom Brady's ban 'unfathomable'