Beijing Gallery: All-Star Weekend At China Open
Allen Iverson was on hand for the China Open final between the Top 2 players in the world.
Published October 07, 2012 12:00
NBA star Allen Iverson posed at the net with the Top 2 players in the world before the final.
After going down 5-1, Maria Sharapova looked back in it as she closed to 5-3 with a point for 5-4.
But Victoria Azarenka won six games in a row from 5-3 first set to lead 63 50, then won, 63 61.
Victoria Azarenka has now won their last six hardcourt meetings, five of those in straight sets.
Victoria Azarenka is also 5-1 against Maria Sharapova in finals, and 5-0 in hardcourt finals.
Victoria Azarenka hugged her coach after recording her WTA-leading 62nd match win of the season.
Victoria Azarenka collected her 13th WTA title and her first since Indian Wells in mid-March.
Victoria Azarenka has now won five WTA titles this season, second only to Serena Williams' six.
Victoria Azarenka had never been to the quarterfinals in her three previous appearances in Beijing.
Victoria Azarenka signed a poster of herself, the image taken from after her Australian Open victory.
A day before, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their first WTA doubles title as a team.
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beat Nuria Llagostera Vives and Sania Mirza in the final, 75 75.