6 Nov 2008

Venus a great chance to qualify in Doha

9:36 am on 6 November 2008

Venus Williams has continued her recent revival with another high quality win in the WTA year-end tennis championships in Doha, giving her an excellent chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

The Wimbledon champion defeated tthe Olympic champion Elena Dementieva in three sets, after beating another Russian, world number two Dinara Safina, on yesterday.

The elder Williams sister may be able to reach the last four of this event for the third time in her career irrespective of the result of tomorrow's final round robin match which is particularly fortunate, as it is against her sister Serena, the US Open champion.

Meanwhile, another former world number one Ana Ivanovic is in danger of failing to qualify for the semi-finals after slipping to her second successive loss this time to Vera Zvonareva the last player to qualify for the eight-woman field.