BREAKDOWN: Maria Sharapova vs. Caroline Wozniacki, Indian Wells final

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Sharapova leads it 4-2, winning their last two matches, which included a very tight 6-4 in the third set victory in the semis of 2012 Miami, and a 7-5, 7-3 win at 2011 Rome. But Wozniacki has handed the Los Angelino by way of Russia two important and somewhat devastating defeats: her super steady and cagey 6-3, 6-4 victory over Sharapova in the fourth round of the 2010 US Open; and a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of a wild Maria in the 2011 Indian Wells semis.

2013 FORM

Just like in 2012, Sharapova has been consistent to open the year, but she has not been spectacular in big matches. She ran through her first five matches at the Aussie Open without even breaking a sweat and then Li Na bullied her in the semis. She did the same in Doha, and then ran into her nemesis, Serena Williams, who pasted her in the semis.