Cincy Finals Gallery
Check out 10 of the best photos from Finals Day at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open.
Published August 15, 2010 12:00
Kim Clijsters had lost her last three meetings with Maria Sharapova in straight sets going into the final.
Maria Sharapova came out swinging on Sunday, winning her seventh straight set against Kim Clijsters, 6-2.
Maria Sharapova was playing in her second straight final, having made the title match in Stanford too.
Kim Clijsters lost the first set and fell behind 5-3 in the second set, but it wasn't over for the Belgian.
Gloomy weather stopped Maria Sharapova's winning momentum, which took her to three match points at 62 53.
Kim Clijsters faced a 3-0 deficit in the second set tie-break but won seven of eight points to take it.
Kim Clijsters won her 29th career hardcourt title, fourth in the Open Era after Graf, Davenport and Evert.
Kim Clijsters hoisted her third Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title of the year and the 38th of her career.
Earlier in the day, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko won a pair of tie-breaks for the doubles title.
Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka were all smiles as they held their first doubles trophies as a team.