Qatar: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straight-set victories.
Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semifinals, showed no signs of the back or ankle injuries that troubled her at the Australian Open during her 6-2, 6-1 win over Russian qualifier Daria Gavrilova.
"I have it heavily taped. As long as the tape doesn't get loose, it feels really good," the 15-time Grand Slam winner said. "Physically feeling better is so good, and hopefully I can stay on that level."