Cornet to face Venus Williams in Dubai final.

Updated: February 21, 2014


Venus Williams will take on rising star Alize Cornet in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Most were expecting an all Williams final with Venus upholding her end of the bargain with a straight sets win over 2011 Dubai winner Carolina Wozniacki while sister Serena was stunned by Alize Cornet in straight sets.

Venus had previously won all 5 of their encounters and made it 6 from 6 with a commanding 6/3, 6/2 victory over the former world number 1 giving her a great opportunity of lifting the title for a third time following her wins in 2009 and 2010.

Younger sister Serena simply had no answer to the energy and confidence of the rising French star Cornet as she recorded a stunning 6/4, 6/4 victory over the world number 1.

The pair have met on 3 occasions with all going in Williams favour.