Maria glad to end losing streak in finals

May 01, 2012, 06:37 IST | AFP

Maria Sharapova admitted she had extra motivation to win the Stuttgart WTA title as she wanted to break her losing streak in finals.

Sharapova, who had lost twice to Victoria Azarenka in the final at both the Australian Open and Indian Wells before also losing to Agnieszka Radwanska in the Miami final, won Sunday’s final with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Azarenka in 84 minutes.

“I had lost a few finals recently, so I was really motivated, you always try and change a few things after you lose and they came off,” said the Russian beauty. 

Beauty and the beauty: Russia’s Sharapova poses in her winner’s prize, a Porsche 911 Carrera, after clinching the Stuttgart title on Sunday. Pic/AFP

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