5 Jan 2014

Serena Williams wins in Brisbane

6:10 am on 5 January 2014

The world number one tennis player Serena Williams has beaten Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 in the final at the Brisbane International.

The American won the battle between the world's top two players to pick up her 58th career title.

In the men's draw, Roger Federer will be chasing a 19th win over home favourite Lleyton Hewitt when the two 32-year-olds meet in today's final..

Both players needed three sets to reach the final with top seed Federer beating Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 and Hewitt downing Japan's Kei Nishikori 5-7 6-4 6-3 .