Who can stop Serena?

Serena Williams
Williams didn’t drop a set in winning the Brisbane International for her 47th career title (the most among active players), destroying Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 in the final. “I always feel like I don’t know how to play tennis when I play against you,” Pavlyuchenkova said in her runner-up speech.

 Something tells me she’s not the only player who feels that way. Given Williams’ performance these days, she takes the racket out of her opponents’ hands and renders them spectators. Williams is usually her toughest critic, but even she admits that she’s in a “career zone” right now.
“I was looking at a lot of old matches on YouTube, and I feel like right now I’m playing some of my best tennis,” she said.
The numbers back up that contention: Williams has won 16 consecutive matches and 35 of 36 since losing in the first round of the French Open. Though she didn’t have to face anyone in the top 20 all week (No. 1 Victoria Azarenka withdrew from a semifinal match against Serena with a toe injury), Williams looks to be firing on all cylinders as she heads to Melbourne. If she’s not your pick to win the Australian Open, you’re being contrarian for contrarian’s sake.

Culled from  http://tennis.si.com/2013/01/07/report-card-serena-williams-andy-murray/
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