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Venus Williams beats Misaki Doi to claim Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.

Williams saved 6 of 9 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.

Doi was bidding for her second WTA career title following last year's win in Luxembourg.