BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays a backhand in the Women's Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany during day seven of the 2016 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 9, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Before the tournament began, the former world No.1 declared her best tennis was still ahead of her and she stayed on message with a 6-3 6-1 win over Angelique Kerber in the Brisbane International final on Saturday night.

It was Azarenka's first title in nearly two and a half years - since she lifted the trophy in Cincinnati in August 2013 - and the 18th of her career.

It was also her sixth win in as many meetings with Kerber.

After two injury hampered seasons, the 26-year-old from Belarus arrived in Brisbane ranked No.22 in the world.