Venus Williams winning the Dubai title again and Maria Sharapova winning a new title too

Venus Williams at the Dubai tennis championships. (Getty)

The champion smiling with her trophy. (Getty)

One sweet smile from Maria Sharapova who finally won another title again. (Reuters)

After her sister had won the grand slam at the interesting final with Justine Henin, Venus Williams has successfully defended her Dubai Championships title by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in the final. At this tournament she eases through the rounds to reach to the final. Facing the 20 year old Azarenka, she had a tougher game with many times at the game being draw with her opponent. It was competitive but she managed to win the set in the end at the games.

Maria Sharapova has also won a title at the Memphis Championship. This is probably her second title since she has comeback. Still a long way from how she has performed in the past but at least she is starting to win the titles. At this tournament she won 6-2, 6-1 victory over Swedish qualifier Sofia Arvidsson. Maria Sharapova played really well at the game and won the title easily.