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Sharapova downs Ivanovic in classic final

By The Assam Tribune

BRISBANE, Jan 10 (AFP): Maria Sharapova won the 34th title of her career today when she outlasted Ana Ivanovic in the thrilling final match of the Brisbane International.

Sharapova won 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3, clinching victory in two hours and 38 minutes in front of a packed crowd at the steamy Pat Rafter Arena.

It was the 13th year in a row that the Russian has won at least one WTA title.

The match, played in typically hot and humid conditions in the Queensland capital, was the perfect Australian Open preparation for the two top seeds, who met in the Melbourne final in 2008.

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