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- Williams wins the 47th title of her career; three more than any other active player and the 10th most in history.
- Williams' win-loss record in finals now stands at 47-15, and 29-9 in hardcourt finals.
- Williams is the first player to win the title without dropping a set since Victoria Azarenka did so at the inaugural staging of the tournament in 2009.
- Williams has now won 52 of her last 54 matches (the only losses since April 2012 coming to Razzano at the French Open and to Kerber in Cincinnati).
- Williams improves to 4-0 head-to-head against Pavlyuchenkova.
- Pavlyuchenkova falls to 3-2 in WTA finals; this was her first Premier final.
- Williams will stay at No.3, while Pavlyuchenkova is projected to rise to No.24 when the post-tournament rankings are released.
- Mattek-Sands and Mirza win their third WTA title together; Mattek-Sands now has 11 career titles to her name, while Mirza has 15.
Serena Williams: "Today was really good. I kind of zoned, where I'm in a really calm place and not panicking, I'm not overthinking it and not just blasting every ball. I get really calm and kind of serene. It was a really good week in Brisbane, for sure. I definitely worked hard for this week, and I'm going to do a little more work so I can be ready in eight days."
"This was the fourth
time I've played against Serena and every time I go on the court
confident and feeling well. I started the match pretty well, but when
fire, I feel like there's not much I can do. I was hoping to turn the
around, I was fighting every point to the end, but what I said about
her was true. She's a great player."