No. 3 Maria Sharapova controlled the BNP Paribas Open women's finals from start to finish, topping No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2, to win her second title at Indian Wells.
"We're all so fortunate to be playing this sport and at the end of the game what makes it extra special when you end up being the champion," Sharapova said. "It's moments like this that are really special that you work for."
Sharapova broke Wozniacki's first service game in both sets and never looked back in the match, winning in 1 hour 21 minutes.
"I'm a much more calm champion," Sharapova said in an on-court interview with ESPN.
The Russian saved two break points in the first set and none in the second set. Sharapova won her first Indian Wells title back in 2006.
By reaching the Indian Wells final, Sharapova will move up one spot to become the No. 2 ranked player in the world. Also, with Sunday's victory, Sharapova has now one at least tournament for 11 consecutive years.
Wozniacki trailed 2-6, 0-2 during her semifinal and came back to beat Angelique Kerber. However, the Dane could not muster the same type of comeback Sunday, being overpowered on many points by Sharapova.
"I didn't feel like I was playing poorly," Wozniacki said after the match. "I felt like I was playing pretty good tennis out there."
Sharapova thanked the fans for all of the support over the last two weeks.
"All you fans, really, thank you," Sharapova said. "The support is priceless, it's what gets us up in the morning."