Venus Williams has remained undefeated on her third straight travel to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, giving no chance to Alize Cornet in the final to extend her Dubai winning streak to 15-matches, which dates back to the years 2009 and 2010 when she previously played the tournament and won titles.
Promoting her EleVen clothing line in the Fiore Mixed Doubles Dress, Venus lifted the Premier-level trophy and earned $471,841 in prize money without losing a set or playing a tiebreak all week. In the first round Venus dispatched Elena Vesnina, then Ana Ivanovic, in the quarterfinals Flavia Pennetta, in the semis eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki, and today against Cornet, who advanced to the final with a surprise victory over world No.1 Serena Williams, wildcard Venus was absolutely dominant, winning the last seven games of the match for the triumph, 6-3 6-0. Devastated, Cornet was even sobbing to her coach at a changeover.
Dubai has been a great tournament for Women’s Tennis Blog, all thanks to the coverage of my dedicated photographer Jimmie48, who was one of the most hard-working people at the venue, capturing all the amazing moments, athletic movements and emotional expressions. Have one more look at his photos from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve added my favorite photos to the Action Shots board of Women’s Tennis Blog’s Pinterest profile, feel free to repin them.
AMAZING <3 Venus is back !!!!! best player to ever play the game with multiple health issues !!!! we love u VEE 🙂 my eyes are open for Wimbledon 😉
It was indeed a fantastic tournament with a winner that everyone can be very happy with – Seeing Venus bounce back after all her health troubles and not just win a Premier tournament but do it playing as well as she did is great news for tennis 🙂
Splendid week for Alize as well, she’s really starting to live up to her new role as French #1 now.
Covering this tournament was great fun, I hope everyone enjoyed the galleries as much as I did putting them together 🙂
What about Alla!!!!! Second championship this year!!!!
Loved this year’s tournament – Venus back in form & showing all the doubters she still has it, Alize stepping up & entertaining everyone (except maybe Serena ;o) & Jimmie48 showcasing all the action with amazing pic’s & galleries daily … bring on the next tournament!
Good going Venus. Well done, you played brilliantly, its good to see you back in form. I prayed to God and asked him to give you that extra push and he heard me. Again well done, looking to see back in more tournaments.
Oh it is also good to shut up all the haters out there who gave you a hard time. But God is great and he is good