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Venus Williams wins Dubai title

Updated: February 25, 2014, 3:11 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday.

The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won her last 15 matches in Dubai.

Williams, who will move up to No. 29 in Monday's updated rankings, last won a title at the 2012 Luxembourg tournament.

Cornet had an early 2-1 lead ...

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