Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for the eleventh straight time in their careers, the streak dating back to 2005, to claim her sixth title at the Sony Open Tennis, which is a record on the WTA Tour, while Sharapova fell to a discouraging 0-5 in Miami finals.
Serena converted all seven of her break opportunities and came back from a set and a break down to overcome Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-0. From 2-3 in the second set she won ten straight games and became only the fourth woman to win any WTA event six times, joining Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert.
It was the first time since 2008 that Sharapova won a set against Serena, but the American’s dominance is unstoppable and plus the stats were on her side as she leads all active players for winning percentage when losing the first set, which is now 45.5%. (source: WTA Tour, photo: © Neal Trousdale)