Maria Sharapova wins Indian Wells

Updated: March 17, 2013, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to win her first title of the year at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in a final between two former top-ranked players.

Sharapova dictated from the opening game, when she broke Wozniacki at love with groundstrokes that had the Dane running from side to side. Sharapova faced just two break points on her serve in the nearly 1½-hour match.

"I always felt like I was always a foot ahead, especially ...

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