Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

From marquee matches to feisty feuds, to major meltdowns and the tennis Twitter, and all of fashion faux-pas and sexy, skillful shots in between, SI Tennis' Year-End Awards have the entire span of the 2014 tennis season covered. Check back throughout the month of December to see the best and worst of the season. 

Stealthily flashy. That's the only way to describe Agnieszka Radwanska's game when it's firing on all cylinders. What the Pole lacks in size and power she makes up for in guile, with delicate shot-making and intelligent point construction. It doesn't always work -- she can still get overpowered by the game's best -- but watching her try to think her way to victory can net some pretty special shot-making on court. 

Much like the ATP's Grigor Dimitrov and Gael Monfils, Radwanska easily could have dominated our year-end compilation of the best shots and points of the year. Three of the ten shots nominated for the WTA's Shot of the Year award came off her racket -- Ana Ivanovic also tallied three -- but she won the award for the second straight year after last year's Miami gem. She remains the WTA's resident shot-maker and continued to wow the crowds in 2014. 

The backhand sharp-angle pick-up against Caroline Wozniacki in Singapore.

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The scoop lob against Petra Kvitova in Singapore.

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​The full-stretch volley winner that left Wozniacki smiling in Singapore.

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Another full-stretch running pick-up volley winner against Jelena Jankovic in Indian Wells.

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​Scrambling defense to offense against Sharapova in Singapore.

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​The running forehand scoop pass against Yanina Wickmayer in Doha.

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​The no-look forehand flick in Miami.

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The entirety of her Australian Open quarterfinal win over Victoria Azarenka.

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And her WTA Shot of the Year:

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