[Yahoo] Sharapova wins Japan Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-09-2004, 07:46 AM
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova overpowered Mashona Washington 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday to win the Japan Open for the second straight year. Sharapova, the top seed, needed only 55 minutes to beat her American opponent. Washington couldn't handle the booming serves and the solid groundstrokes that were sent her way.