Venus Williams wins second straight Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships title


Venus Williams defended her Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships crown by beating Victoria Azarenka of Belorussia 6-3 7-5 in the final.

The third-seeded Williams benefited from the sole break of Azarenka’s serve in the seventh game to take the first set 6-3. The American continued well and with a 3-1 lead in the second set she seemed to be cruising to victory. However, the fourth-seeded Azarenka then won three successive games. Still, Williams later broke again to establish a 6-5 lead and held her serve to win the tournament.

World No.5 Venus Williams currently possesses the largest number of WTA singles titles among active women’s tennis players. She has now won her 42th, while Justine Henin comes in second with 41.

Last year in Dubai Williams defended the rights of Shahar Peer, the Israeli who was not given a visa to come to the UAE, and this year the American seven-time Grand Slam champion had the honor of beating that same Shahar Peer in the semifinals and later even claiming second straight title at the $2-million tournament. It’s also worth mentioning that Peer will return to the Top 20.


  1. Good job Venus! so proud of you winning this title
    back to back!. You are an inspiration to anyone
    and you a great role model. You were really humble
    during the award ceremony, and played a great game against Azarenka! congrats! win it next year too 2011!!!

  2. yeah she has already worn them, hasn´t she ?
    I was watching that match and Vee won with luck cause at the and she hit net luckily. But I am happy for both of them 😀

  3. Yeah, she wore the dress at wimbledon, U.S Open series (minus U.S Open) and in thailand before australian open 2010. Thats so weird that she wore it again, i want to see her in blue! Because Dubai are very, religious, maybe she was asked not to wear the Oz Open dress? I think we all know why….

  4. I don’t think AO dress would cut it for her in Dubai, that’s for sure! Can’t imagine sheiks walking that out with ease, although in private many of them would try to get hold of her pic! LOL 😉


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