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Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:32

Venus Williams wins Dubai Championships

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Venus Williams won the Dubai Championships for the third time by defeating Alize Cornet in straight sets 6-3 6-0.

Sports betting operators will be happy with the result, as the favourite for the tournament, Venus’ sister Serena was knocked out in the semi finals by Alize on Friday. Venus can hopefully use this win as a stepping stone in climbing back on the rankings, the 33 year old American is currently 44 in the world rankings. This was Venus’ first WTA Tour title win since picking up the trophy in Luxembourg in 2012.

It was a strong performance from the American, as her opponent defeated Serena, the world number one, and the French player was expected to walk away with the title based on her form throughout the tournament. The 24 year old French player is currently ranked 26th in the world was a good test for Venus and she was so focused that it only took the American 91 minutes to win the match. Her dominance was reflected by the fact that she managed to convert five of the eight break points against the Alize serve, whilst the French player could only convert one out of the six chances which was there for the taking.

Historically, Dubai has always been a favourable tournament for Venus Williams as she has managed to win twice before in 2009 and 2010. So punters should not have been too surprised win the victory. However, the one final that everyone is dying to see is a ‘Williams Finals’ between the two sisters. Tennis fans have been waiting for quite some time, with the last finals the two locked horns was in 2009!

In spite of Serena’s defeat in Dubai, the World Number is unshaken with the bookmakers still having her odds on favourite priced at 4/11 to win a Grand Slam Singles title in 2014. Check out the largest Irish online bookmaker Paddypower for this betting, and loads of more fabulous specials on all the WTA tennis at the best prices and money-back promotions.