Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/17/13
It was a magical day in the desert sunshine for Maria Sharapova. The game's golden girl produced a golden performance to win the BNP Paribas Open for the second time with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Caroline Wozniacki who hit the ball quite well and still didn't have a chance. Moving better than usual -- certainly better than when she won the title here in 2006 -- the tall Russian pummeled balls to the farthest corners of the court with such fluent accuracy that even a chaser of Wozniacki's caliber found herself taken out of point after point. Interestingly, Sharapova didn't feel she was hitting the ball that big, even though she had gone out there with the intention of being aggressive. "Funny, people have been saying I was hitting quite big," Sharapova said. "Did it look like it? Didn't really feel like it. I didn't feel like I was hitting rockets out there. I thought I was being aggressive but I was doing the right things and being patient and looking for the right shot. I don't kn...
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