Sharapova beats Hantuchova to claim Zurich WTA title

Russian tennis sweatheart Maria Sharapova defeated Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 6-1 4-6 6-3 to claim her fourth title of 2006 at the Zurich Open in Switzerland.

Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova, Zurich Open 2006

Sharapova is the first Russian to win the Zurich Open WTA tennis tournament, and the victory is moving her closer to finish the year as the top-ranked player.