Maria Sharapova routs Caroline Wozniacki for Indian Wells title

Sharapova put her foot on the gas early with a break in the first game and didn't let up, firing winners off both wings and peppering Wozniacki with four aces. Wozniacki, a former world No. 1 who owns 20 WTA titles -- including an Indian Wells win in 2011 -- has still never beaten a top-three player in a final.

updated: March 18, 2013 08:34 IST
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Indian Wells, California: Maria Sharapova peaked at just the right time on Sunday to beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 and win her second Indian Wells WTA title in emphatic style.

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.

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

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