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Venus Williams advances in Qatar

Updated: February 10, 2014, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday.

Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0.

She has an up and down record so far this season, reaching the final in Auckland and losing in the first round at the Australian Open. Williams has won only one of her three matches against Kvitova, the third seed who has a first-round bye, ...

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