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Sharapova wins Doha Grand Slam

Published:Monday | February 25, 2008 | 10:57 AM

Maria Sharapova stretched her unbeaten streak to 12 matches and won her 18th career title yesterday. She defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 in the Qatar final in Doha.

The Australian Open champion is 12-0 this season, and 9-0 in her career in Doha, where she also won in 2005.

The win earned Sharapova US$414,000, the largest amount the WTA Tour outside the Grand Slams.