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A casual pose for tennis star Serena Williams after she picks up another trophy

Simon Evans

Published 04/04/2015 | 21:18

Serena Williams poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 04: Serena Williams returns a shot to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the final on day 13 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Serena Williams celebrates after winning the Women's Final of the Miami Open presented by Itau against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during Day 13 at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the United States poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the United States poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the United States poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy and Moet Chandon champagne in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the United States poses with the road to Singapore sign post after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams returns a shot to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the final on day 13 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams won her eighth Miami Open title with an easy 6-2 6-0 win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in just 56 minutes on Saturday.

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The victory was the world number one's third consecutive title at Miami and she becomes just the fourth woman in the open-era to win the same tournament eight times, joining Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 04: Serena Williams of the United States poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 04: Serena Williams of the United States poses for a photgraph with the Butch Bucholz Trophy in the locker room after her straight sets victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 4, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

In bright sunshine at Key Biscayne, the 12th seeded Suárez Navarro started with determination but Williams broke to go 4-2 up in the first and never looked back as she went on to win 10 straight games.

Williams broke again at the end of the first set and the second was barely a contest with the Spaniard winning just five points.

The American, a 19-times grand slam champion, produced some magnificent winners, 27 in all, and her powerful serve delivered seven aces.

The win also extended Williams' winning streak at premier mandatory level matches to 46.

Reuters

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