Wimbledon tennis champion Maria Sharapova has beaten 18-year-old Marta Domachowska of Poland to win the first-ever Korean Open in Seoul.

Sharapova, the top-seed, needed less than an hour to overpower the unseeded Domachowska in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, Sunday for her fifth career singles title.

The 17-year-old champion says she hopes the Korean Open will help foster the popularity of tennis in South Korea.