Sharapova wins Madrid Open title
Russian player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Romanian player Simona Halep during the women's singles final tennis match of the Madrid Masters at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid on May 11, 2014 - by Dani Pozo
The Russian eighth seed, who also claimed a third straight victory last month in Stuttgart, improved to 3-0 over Romanian fourth seed Halep and 16-4 at the event where she lost the final a year ago to Serena Williams.
Sharapova will rise to seventh in the rankings as a result of her 31st career trophy. Eight of her last ten titles have come on clay.