[Yahoo] Sharapova easily wins Indian Wells title (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-19-2006, 12:46 AM
Maria Sharapova was rock solid in the wind against Elena Dementieva in the Pacific Life Open title match. The 18-year-old Sharapova, her blonde pony tail whipping in the gusts, defeated Dementieva 6-1, 6-2 Saturday in an all-Russian final. The title was the first of the year and the 11th of her career for Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion who lives in Bradenton, Fla.