Tennis: Sharapova lifts Indian Wells Title

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Russia’s Maria Sharapova overwhelmed Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to lift the Indian Wells trophy Sunday.

The 25-year-old Russian, already projected to supplant Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka at No. 2 in world rankings by reaching her first final of the season, broke Wozniacki twice in each set en route to the victory in one hour and 21 minutes.

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The victory in a match between former champions gave her a second title to go with the Indian Wells crown she claimed in 2006.

It was Sharapova’s first trophy since her 2012 French Open triumph gave her a career Grand Slam, and stretched her streak of years with at least one title to 11.