Tennis: Sharapova wins second Indian Wells title

Maria Sharapova beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-2 today to win her second Indian Wells WTA title in emphatic style.

The 25-year-old Russian, already projected to supplant Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka from No.2 in the 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 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.

- AFP

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