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            === Williams beats Sharapova for season-ending title ===
 
 Istanbul,  Turkey (Sports Network) - Serena Williams captured the title at the
 season-ending  WTA  Championships with  a 6-4, 6-3  victory over Russian Maria
 Sharapova on Sunday.
 
 Williams fired 11 aces and didn't face a single break point while notching her
 12th  consecutive win against  an opponent ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the world.
 It  also  marked the  ninth straight  time she bested  Sharapova, the 2004 WTA
 champ.
 
 The  31-year-old  Williams is now  a three-time winner  of this event. She was
 also victorious in her 2001 debut and 2009.
 
 The American has been nearly unbeatable since a stunning opening-round loss at
 Roland Garros, going 31-1.
 
 Sharapova fell to 3-6 in finals this year.
 
 
 10/28 13:24:40 ET