Serena Williams Beats Sharapova for Sixth Sony Open Tennis Title

Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in a matchup of the top two players in women’s tennis for her record sixth Sony Open championship.

Top-ranked Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Key Biscayne, Florida, for her 48th career title. She won the final 10 games in beating Sharapova for the 11th straight time and 12th time in 14 career meetings.

No. 2 Sharapova had won her last 11 matches and captured the title at Indian Wells two weeks ago. She’s now winless in five Key Biscayne final appearances.

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