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2013 BTB Awards: WTA shots of the year

The Beyond The Baseline awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today we highlight some of the best shots of the year from the WTA Tour. Full disclosure: Agnieszka Radwanska could have made up 80 percent of this list. She hit more than her fair share of jaw-droppers this year. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.


Agnieszka Radwanska's twirling, no-look backhand flick against Kirsten Flipkens at the Sony Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8KvrhP1DtE


Victoria Azarenka's perfect volley to earn match point against Serena Williams in the final of the Western & Southern Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8T7NJ1v3Og


Monica Niculescu's backspin volley at the Generali Ladies.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15r17k_monica-niculescu-amazing-backspin-dropshot_sport


Maria Kirilenko's no-look pickup at the China Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzdtzQb3hQU


Carla Suarez Navarro hits the deck at the Australian Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyYgak8oIE


Alla Kudryavtseva tweens Heather Watson at the Aegon Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSa4k-X8o8o


Jamie Hampton hits a curling, short slice winner from behind the baseline at the Bank of the West Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VHtsOkUldw


Urszula Radwanska shows off her touch with a looping drop shot against Victoria Azarenka at the BNP Paribas Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEL8YifdwJ4


Serena Williams finds the angle against her sister Venus at the Family Circle Cup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVaGfgS93NM


Svetlana Kuznetsova stretches for a drop-shot winner at the Kremlin Cup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlfrNSA6Qvw


Aga Radwanska rifles a 99 mph forehand winner against Madison Keys at the China Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIz4mifbN1M


Simona Halep digs out a forehand passing shot at the Topshelf Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOd5MWcxHMU


Roberta Vinci with a stick save (and a beauty!) at the Rogers Cup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXVuDmtyKo

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