The Russian cruised past the Danish world number 10 6-2 6-2 on Sunday to clinch her second title at the tournament.
"This is what I do all the work for is these moments," said Sharapova. "What makes it so special is when you end up as the champion, that's why I am smiling.
"When you have days like this it's a really nice feeling because everything has paid off."
The win will see Sharapova move up to second place when the new WTA rankings are published on Monday.