Maria Sharapova strolled to her first title of the year with an easy win against world number one Victoria Azarenka on clay in Stuttgart.
The Russian won 6-1 6-4 in the Porsche Grand Prix to clinch her 25th title, having lost three finals in 2012.
She lost to Azarenka in the Australian Open and Indian Wells finals during the 22-year-old's 26-match unbeaten run.
Azarenka, who has only lost twice this year, was treated for a wrist injury at the start of the second set.
"In such a tough tournament with difficult opponents, it was a good week," said Sharapova, whose victory came in 84 minutes.
"(Azarenka) was injured today, maybe she could not perform well but I am happy to be the champion here this year.
"I was going to use this event as a warm-up (to the French Open) so I did not come much earlier. Maybe I should continue doing it like that."
Sharapova overpowered the Belarussian in the first set, needing just 30 minutes having raced into a 3-0 lead.
Azarenka put up more of a fight in the second, but Sharapova broke to make it 4-3 and then served out to win the tournament on her debut in Stuttgart.
"Obviously I am not happy but congratulations to Maria, she's had a good week here," said Azarenka.
"I had a problem with my wrist and it was bothering me, but it's been bothering me all week. There is not much to say about it, I just got off court and will see what I can do to get it right before Madrid.
"I couldn't really perform, but I am not going to sit here and look for excuses. The world won't stop turning, there will be another tournament."