Venus Williams shrugged off a slow start to beat Japan's Risa Ozaki in straight-sets and book her place in the second round of the Hong Kong Open.
STUART FRASER: Venus Williams survived four rain interruptions and an inspired teenage opponent as the 36-year-old five-time Wimbledon champion booked her place in the last-16.
STUART FRASER IN MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Belarus's Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Venus Williams has stormed into the semi-finals of Wimbledon after crushing Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets.
British No 2 Heather Watson was made to fight for a place in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open after beating Chinese Taipei qualifier Ya-Hsuan Lee in three sets.