Azarenka & Sharapova: Miami Finals Gallery
Two of the WTA's brightest young stars shone in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open Saturday.
Published April 03, 2011 12:00
A packed crowd came to Stadium court Saturday afternoon to watch the women's singles final.
Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka posed with inspirational American swimmer Dara Torres.
Maria Sharapova was outplayed most of the day, falling behind 61 40. She kept fighting though.
Maria Sharapova won four of five games to close to 61 54, but that was as far as she would go.
Victoria Azarenka ended it, 61 64, her third win in five career matches with Maria Sharapova.
Victoria Azarenka hoisted her second Sony Ericsson Open trophy, having also won it in 2009.
Victoria Azarenka improved to 6-6 in WTA finals; Maria Sharapova is now 22-12 in WTA finals.
Victoria Azarenka was down 63 31 to Dominika Cibulkova in the third round, winning, 36 63 64.
Victoria Azarenka is projected to return to her career-high of No.6 on Monday's new rankings.
Victoria Azarenka, Belarus' only player in the Top 85, at a photo shoot after the final.