Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus shook off a lingering ankle injury to win the Qatar Open on Sunday, routing Sam Stosur of Australia 6-1, 6-2.
Azarenka, the Australian Open champion, showed no ill effects after twisting her right ankle in the semifinal against Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday.
She broke the third-seeded Stosur twice to lead 4-1 in the first set, making a brief appearance at the net to clinch it with a backhand volley.
It was much the same in the second set. She won the first three games on the way to her 17th straight win and first title since becoming No. 1 after her victory in Melbourne.