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.”

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