DOHA, Qatar — Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday.

DOHA, Qatar — Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday.

Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0.

Also, China's Peng Shuai beat 2006 champion Nadia Petrova 7-6 (5), 7-5.