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Williams sisters advance in Dubai

Updated: February 17, 2009, 2:51 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Serena Williams dropped the first four games before recovering for a three-set victory over Sara Errani of Italy in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

The Australian Open champion won 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 at the Aviation Club. Her sister Venus had a much easier time defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkov of Russia 6-0, 6-1.

The tournament has been overshadowed by the Emirates' refusal to grant a visa to Israeli player ...

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