Victoria Azarenka wins Sony Ericsson Open 2011

The No. 8-seeded Azarenka was the steadier player on Saturday, and she won nine consecutive games to take charge. Sharapova committed 43 unforced errors, held serve only once and came up short with a late comeback bid.
Azarenka also won Key Biscayne in 2009, beating Serena Williams in the final. The two titles are the biggest of the Belarussian's career. Sharapova, whose most recent title came at Strasbourg in May 2010, has lost her past four finals. She fell to 0-3 in finals at Key Biscayne, where she was also the runner-up in 2005 and 2006. Azarenka is projected to be ranked No. 6 next week, matching her career-best.