Tennis: Azarenka beats Serena to retain Qatar title

Top seed Victoria Azarenka retained her Qatar Open title on Sunday with a 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 6-3 win over Serena Williams.

The Belarusian will lose the world number one ranking to the veteran American on Monday and she went into Sunday's final having lost her last nine meetings with Williams.

Her win was only her second in 13 career meetings with the American.