Maria Sharapova: 'Hard work paid off'

Sharapova: 'Hard work paid off'
© AP Photos
Maria Sharapova claims that her hard work paid off following Sunday's straight-sets victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the final of Indian Wells.

Maria Sharapova has claimed that her hard work paid off following her victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the final of Indian Wells.

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.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in second round action against Donna Vekic on January 17, 2013
Read Next:
Wozniacki: Sharapova "played too well"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account