December 29, 2013
- January 4, 2014
Results - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
Doubles - Final
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d.
Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) 63 61
- Williams wins the 58th title of her career; 14 more
than any other active player and the seventh most in
- Williams' win-loss record in finals now stands at
58-17, and 35-11 in hardcourt finals.
- Williams is the first player in the tournament's
18-year history to defend the title.
- Williams improves her head-to-head against Azarenka to
- Williams has now won 22 consecutive matches since
losing to Azarenka in the Cincinnati final; she has also
won 34 of her last 36 matches against Top 5 players,
with her only defeats in that period, which dates back
to Wimbledon 2011, coming against Azarenka.
- Azarenka falls to 17-15 in WTA finals, and 16-7 in
- Williams and Azarenka will retain their respective
positions of No.1 and No.2 when the new rankings are
- Kudryavtseva and Rodionova win their third WTA title
together; Kudryavtseva now has six career titles to her
name, while Rodionova has seven.
"I'm really happy here and I love coming here to
Brisbane. Definitely excited to have won and I'm really,
really happy with the way I played and the intensity
level. It's definitely always interesting to play
someone like Victoria – I know her game, I know what she
does – but she goes out and improves, so every time I go
out there and play her, things I thought were her
weaknesses are now her strengths."
"I want to congratulate Serena on a great week and a
great match today. I always enjoy playing you and I hope
to meet you again in Melbourne. Since my first year here
I've had such good memories and I'll take some from this