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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