Azarenka wins sixth season title in Linz


World number one Victoria Azarenka on Sunday claimed her sixth title this season when she beat German Julia Goerges in straight sets at the Linz WTA tournament.
The Belarusian, in her ninth final appearance of 2012, overcame the fifth seed 6-3, 6-4 for a 14th career title.
Azarenka’s 2012 trophy haul began with her first Grand Slam in Australia, with follow up victories in Sydney, Doha and Indian Wells.
But the 23-year-old then proceeded to lose the three following finals, including at last month’s US Open, where Serena Williams’ late recovery left her in tears, before her 6-3, 6-1 Beijing defeat of world number two Maria Sharapova.