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Sharapova dispatches Wozniacki in Calif.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova needed only 81 minutes to breeze past Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to claim the BNP Paribas Open championship.

The former world No. 1 bested Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 at Indian Wells, firing four aces and breaking the Dane's serve four times en time en route to the victory.

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Sharapova, now ranked second in the world, corralled her first title of 2013 and 28th of her career, collecting $1 million in prize money.

The eighth-seeded Wozniacki, meanwhile, fell short in her bid for a second Indian Wells title in three years.

She fell to 2-5 lifetime against her Russian opponent.

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