Azarenka eases past Sharapova

World No1 Victoria Azarenka saw off Maria Sharapova to win the Indian Wells title 6-2, 6-3. The win was the remarkable 22-year-old’s 23rd consecutive victory of the year and her second over Sharapova, following her Australian Open final success. “I was just trying to do my best because I know Maria is a fighter,” Azarenka said in a courtside interview. “I always tried to stay focused and apply as much pressure as I can.”