LEVI, Finland – United States’ all-around World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time in taking control of the new season by winning two season-opening races on Sunday.

Shiffrin set the fastest time in both races on her way to her 49th slalom victory, just a day after winning another slalom in Finnish Lapland. No other skier has won more titles in a single event than the 27-year-old Colorado native.

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“Two races in a row is a really big effort, so I’m just really happy,” Shiffrin said.

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She achieved her 68th podium in the slalom, also a record in the women’s event, one more than compatriot Lindsey Vonn in the downhill race.

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“I really didn’t expect today,” Shiffrin said. “I mean, even after the first race. I think everyone who is racing is very strong right now and there is actually so much luck.”

Shiffrin had a marginal lead of 0.07 seconds in the first run over Lena Duerr and her rival Vlhova of Slovakia had 0.1 seconds to catch up in the second run in the third.

The American put in a near-perfect second run to hold off the attacking Wendy Holdener and lead the Swiss by 0.28 seconds.

“In the second race, I tried my best,” she said. “I made adjustments and it seemed to me that it was a really good pace and speed. I was strong and solid everywhere.”

It was the 30th slalom podium for Holdener, who has yet to win the discipline. This is the most World Cup podiums without a discipline win. Holdener moved up from fourth to second after the second best time in the second run.

“Today was very nice and I hope for more,” she said.

Olympic slalom champion and winner of last season’s Slalom World Cup Vlhova finished third, matching Saturday’s result, 0.68 points behind the leader.

“I am very pleased because I have placed third twice,” Vlhova said. “Of course, it could be a little better. We know that we need to improve, that we need to be faster, so we will try to do it in the next race.”

Shiffrin leads the overall standings with 200 points, Holdener is second by 75 points and Vlhova is third by another five points.

With 76 World Cup victories, the four-time undisputed champion is second only to the great Swedish skiers Ingemar Stenmark (86) and Vonn (82).

Her next chance to add to her records will be in front of a home crowd.

The Women’s World Cup is being moved to the United States next weekend, with giant slalom on Saturday and another slalom in Killington, Vermont on Sunday.

Shiffrin and Vlhova have dominated this Finnish resort in recent years.

No other skier other than Vlhova or Shiffrin has won the traditional opening of the season since overall champion Tina Maze in 2014.

Her sixth win gave the American her sixth deer, the traditional prize the winner receives in Levi, where Shiffrin also won in 2013, 16, 18 and 19.

Vlhova has five victories and a herd of five. The animals stay at a local farm in Finland.

Germany’s Duerr also finished fourth on Saturday, 0.97 seconds behind Shiffrin, while Sweden’s Olympic giant slalom champion Sarah Hector was fifth, 1.42 seconds back.

Americans Cathy Hencien and Ava Sunshine finished 26th and 27th respectively, while Paula Molzan crashed in the second run.

A total of 22 skiers did not finish in the first run, including Sweden’s Anna Svenn Larsson, who placed second on Saturday, and Americans Zoë Zimmermann and Nina O’Brien.

Two slalom events in Levi opened the Women’s World Cup season after all four previously scheduled races were canceled due to warm weather.