Venus Williams thrashed Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-3 6-0 in the final of the Dubai Championship on Saturday.
France's Alize Cornet ruined fans' hopes of an all-Williams final as she beat world number one Serena Williams in Dubai.
Serena and Venus Williams remain on course to meet in the WTA Dubai final after both claimed victories in the last eight.
Italy’s Flavia Pennetta stunned world number three Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to earn a quarter-final spot in Dubai.
Round-up: Serena Williams survived a scare against Ekaterina Makarova before progressing at the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Round-up: Maria Sharapova cruised into the Paris Open semi-finals, the top seed toppling Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 6-2.
Sara Errani and Kirsten Flipkens advanced to the quarter-finals of the Open GDF Suez in Paris with comfortable victories.
Maria Sharapova ran hot and cold before overcoming 25th-seed Alize Cornet 6-1 7-6(6) to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Round-up: Caroline Wozniacki made an early exit from the Australian Open with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 loss to Garbine Muguruza.
Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Russia's Maria Sharapova overcame sweltering conditions and a stubborn Karin Knapp of Italy to reach the Australian Open third round.
Round-up: Victoria Azarenka marched into the Australian Open third round with a 6-1 6-4 win over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Thursday.
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