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.

Russia's Maria Sharapova Poses AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Maria Sharapova poses for photographers in the winner's prize, a Porsche 911 Carrera, after defeating Belarus` Victoria Azarenka in the final match of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 29, 2012. Sharapova won 6-1, 6-4. AFP PHOTO THOMAS KIENZLETHOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/GettyImages

*** BESTPIX *** Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Day 7

STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during day seven of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche Arena on April 29, 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Russia's Maria Sharapova Returns AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Belarus` Victoria Azarenka in the final match of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 29, 2012. Sharapova won 6-1, 6-4. AFP PHOTO THOMAS KIENZLETHOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/GettyImages

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

Rafael Nadal Of Spain Returns AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to compatriot David Ferrer during the final match of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament Conde de Godo on April 29, 2012, in Barcelona. Nadal won 6-2, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/GettyImages

David Ferrer Of Spain Returns AFP/Getty Images

David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to compatriot Rafael Nadal during the final match of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament Conde de Godo against on April 29, 2012, in Barcelona. Nadal won 6-2, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/GettyImages

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