Indian Wells Gallery: Finals Weekend
Maria Sharapova wrapped up a Russian sweep at the BNP Paribas Open, with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina winning the doubles title. See the best pics from finals weekend here.
Published March 17, 2013 12:00
The finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells started on Saturday with the doubles final.
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina just edged Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik, 60 57 106.
It was Makarova and Vesnina's third WTA doubles title together after Beijing and Moscow last year.
Two former World No.1s and former Indian Wells champions squared off in Sunday's singles final.
Caroline Wozniacki had won the pair's only prior meeting at Indian Wells, but that was in 2011...
Maria Sharapova put on a dazzling display of power, aggression and accuracy to win this one, 62 62.
Sharapova's first Indian Wells title came back in 2006. She beat Elena Dementieva in that final.
Sharapova had already secured a return to the No.2 ranking by winning her semifinal match Friday.
Sharapova has now won a WTA title every year for the last 11 years. She won her first in 2003.
There were stars in the crowd too, including Tia Carrere of Wayne's World and Relic Hunter fame.