Sharapova claims title

Memphis: Maria Sharapova put her disappointing Australian Open performance behind her on Saturday, as she beat Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-1 to win the WTA Tour's Memphis title. The top-seeded Russian didn't drop a set all week and capped her campaign with a victory over Swedish qualifier Arvidsson in 66 minutes. Sharapova overpowered Arvidsson, ranked 102nd in the world, winning one stretch of nine straight games and winning 15 of the last 18 points in the first set.