Maria Sharapova has won the BNP Paribas Open for the second time. The Russian beat another former champion here, Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. It took just 1 hour, 20 minutes for Sharapova to take the $1M prize.
Sharapova posted some impressive numbers along the way. she won 86 percent of her first serves and won 65 total points. She had 72 percent of her first serves in play and also saved 4 of 9 break points.
Sharapova is now projected to overtake Victoria Azarenka for No. 2 with Azarenka dropping to No. 3. Her victory today means the Russian has won at least one title in 11 years.
She is the eighth player to won multiple singles titles here, joining Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graff, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Daniela Hantuchova and Kim Clijsters.
Navratilova is the only player to win it back to back (1990-91).