Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan, 6-4, 6-2, on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open in Kaohsiung without dropping a set in the tournament.
Williams saved six of nine break points in her first meeting against the second-seeded Doi.
The seven-time major winner, a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open last month, earned her 49th career WTA title.
“I've had so much success in Asia,” Williams said after the match, having won her last two titles in China. “I feel like it's very lucky to play here.”
The former No. 1-ranked player won the final three games to take the first set and lost just two more games to win the...