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Three-in-a-row for Sharapova in Stuttgart

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Maria Sharapova claimed a hat-trick of Stuttgart titles on Sunday after coming from behind to win a three-set battle royal with Ana Ivanovic in Sunday's final. 

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the final match of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on April 27, 2014

Having won the 2012 and 2013 titles here, the 27-year-old Sharapova was made to work hard for her 13th consecutive win on Stuttgart's clay-courts for the 30th final win of her career before over-powering Ivanovic to claim a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory in just over two hours.

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