Maria Sharapova cruised past top-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Porsche Grand Prix, in Stuttgart, Germany. Her first title of the year included a Porsche Carrera 911.
The second-ranked player lost to Azarenka at the finals of the Australian Open and Indian Wells this year and had never beaten her rival in four previous encounters in a final.
The Russian won her 25th career title, an honor roll that also includes three Grand Slam titles. Roland Garros is the only piece she needs to complete her Grand Slam career. Therefore, she decided to start her clay season sooner than previous years to improve her game in clay courts. This was her debut in Stuttgart, a tournament played on indoor clay.