Venus beats Myskina in Dubai Open
Venus William of the U.S. returns to Russia's Myskina Anastasia during the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinal, February 21, 2002. Williams won 6-0 3-6 6-4. (Anwar Mirza/Reuters)
February 21, 2002
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Venus Williams defeated Anastasia Myskina 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 Thursday and advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Women's Open.
``I never felt that I was losing the match, only that I was losing my touch,'' Williams said. ``After having such a nice first set I should have capitalized in the second but she was the one who did it.''
Williams, who has won three tournaments this year, already is assured of overcoming Jennifer Capriati next week for the top ranking on the WTA tour.