Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka at Sony Ericsson Open 2011 final

Maria Sharapova returning a shot (Getty)

Looks like the previous year champion has her fun moment in the game. (Getty)

Victoria Azarenka feeling so happy after she won. (Getty)

 Victoria Azarenka winning the championship another time. (Reuters)

The finalists at the prize ceremony. (Getty)

It was a great showdown for the two players. Maria Sharapova former No. 1 has much to prove as a great player before. Is she still as good as before? Victoria Azarenka has much intention to keep her title as champion for the Sony Ericsson Open.

There were too many mistakes made by Maria Sharpaova and Victoria Azarenka took them well and walk away with a 6-1, 6-4 victory and the $700,000 cash prize. Maria's strokes are powerful but not accurate enough to make the cut this time.

It was a great Open for Maria though as she is now ranked World no. 9. She is back in top 10 rankings! Victoria Azarenka needless to say is a jumpy and joyful experience for her.