Victoria Azarenka wins Brisbane International - first title since 2013

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka won her first title since 2013 by beating Angelique Kerber in the Brisbane International final.

The unseeded Belarusian, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years, beat the fourth-seeded German 6-3 6-1.

World number 22 Azarenka, 26, is preparing for the Australian Open, which starts on 18 January. She won in Melbourne in both 2012 and 2013.

Roger Federer and Milos Raonic meet in the Brisbane men's final on Sunday.

Swiss Federer, ranked third in the world, beat Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1 6-4 in the last four while Canadian Raonic overcame Australia's Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5).

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