Victoria Azarenka def. Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-1
Sharapova just cannot solve her Azarenka mystery as Victoria shows who is the real number 1 again. Errors from the Russian came fast and furious as she tried to hit past Victoria and failed badly. Azarenka is clearly at the top of her game now and with this win, she is guaranteed to end the year on top. Sharapova needs to work out her serve as it is too inconsistent to pressure the good returners. Maria will have to wait for her first hard court title since 2011 Cincinnati.