Victoria Azarenka beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Miami Open 2016
Victoria Azarenka beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win the Miami Open title
Victoria Azarenka sealed a straight-set victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Miami Open final to net back to back WTA titles.
The Belarusian 26-year-old, who won in Indian Wells two weeks ago, triumphed 6-3 6-2 in just 77 minutes to add a third Miami title to her victories from 2009 and 2011.
“Being fit and being prepared helps a lot,” said former world number one Azarenka.
“I definitely have a different approach and perspective from a couple of years ago.
“I worked a lot on myself outside the court to understand how to be present and make better priorities. That helps me to be in a relaxed way. I know I’m prepared and I don’t focus on the result.”
She continued: “I’m definitely very motivated for the clay season.
“I’ve always been a favourite of proving people wrong. That’s what motivates me a lot.
“When people say it’s not my favourite surface, I’m going to work really hard to make sure it’s my favourite surface.”