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Spanish David Ferrer Returns AFP/Getty Images

Spanish David Ferrer returns the ball to his compatriot Rafael Nadal during the final of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament Conde de Godo on April 29, 2012 in Barcelona. Nadal won 7-6, 7-5. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/GettyImages

Sunday's tennis highlights

Rafael Nadal confirmed his status as king of clay on Sunday when the Spanish powerhouse won his seventh Barcelona Open title with a high-quality 7-6 (7/1), 7-5 defeat of David Ferrer. Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA title of the year on Sunday as she blasted her way past world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Stuttgart claycourt tournament.