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: Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska were among the big names to progress to the third round of the Qatar Open.
Round-up: Venus Williams fell on the opening day at the Australian Open but 2013 runner up Li Na cruised through.
First round draw for the women's singles at the Australian Open after qualifying and the withdrawal of Jamie Hampton.
Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Monday.
Laura Robson and Jelena Jankovic both had their Australian Open preparations thrown into disarray on Monday.
With next week's Australian Open in mind, a weary Venus Williams has opted to skip the Hobart International.
Ana Ivanovic claimed her first WTA Tour title in more than two years with a 6-2 5-7 6-4 victory over Venus Williams.
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