Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova claimed the Stuttgart WTA title on Sunday, beating China's Li Na 6-4, 6-3 in just over 90 minutes to get her clay-court season off to a winning start.
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating China's Li Na in the final match of the WTA Grand Prix in Stuttgart on April 28, 2013. Sharapova won 6-4, 6-3.
Having been taken to three-sets in all of her previous three matches here en route to the final, Sharapova saved her best tennis until last to defeat the Chinese in straight sets.
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