Rome Finals Gallery
Maria Sharapova and an all-star Chinese duo came away with new hardware in Rome over the weekend.
Published May 15, 2011 12:00
Samantha Stosur beat Li Na to reach her first WTA final since the French Open a year ago.
Maria Sharapova beat Caroline Wozniacki for her fifth career win over a reigning world No.1.
Yaroslava Shvedova and Vania King reached their first clay court final together in Rome.
Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie would end up coming away with their first WTA doubles title as a team.
The singles final was delayed over three hours due to intermittent rain on Sunday afternoon.
Late Sunday afternoon the singles final between Sam Stosur and Maria Sharapova got underway.
Maria Sharapova fired 18 winners in the final, including an inside out forehand on match point.
Maria Sharapova improved to 8-0 lifetime against Sam Stosur with a 62 64 win in the final.
Sam Stosur may have fallen in the final but she asserted herself as one to watch at the French.
Maria Sharapova won her third and biggest WTA clay court title at the Premier-level stop in Rome.