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2013 BTB Awards: Best WTA points

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 rallies of the year from the WTA Tour. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.


Agnieszka Radwanska runs Serena Williams ragged at the WTA Championships.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdYB23-JmM0


Sam Stosur and Zheng Jie throw everything at each other on set point at the Australian Open. (H/T YouTube user Gonzalo Garcia)


Marion Bartoli grinds one out against Francesca Schiavone at the Qatar Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgx5B5GQsf8


A 26-shot rally between Angelique Kerber and Monica Puig at the Brisbane International ends with an exclamation point off the German's racket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB2r2nd32s0


Magdalena Rybarikova slices and dices to her seventh straight game against Andrea Petkovic at the Citi Open. 

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


Kaia Kanepi did well to pull Maria Sharapova off court, but the Russian has a response all lined up at the Madrid Open. (H/T YouTube user SvatyHighlights)


Ana Ivanovic finds a way to get the better of Radwanska in a dizzying cat-and-mouse rally at the Australian Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlMA1LAcm_g


Caroline Wozniacki actually loses her patience before Williams does in this 38-shot rally, hastening the end with a drop shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K92izZqp3OY


Bartoli plays fantastic side-to-side defense and sticks a one-handed forehand down the line for a winner against Christina McHale at the  Open GDF Suez. 

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


Ivanovic finally breaks open a 27-shot rally with a big forehand and then finishes it off against Jelena Jankovic at the Australian Open. (H/T YouTube user PDWtennisvidz)


Bonus: Say this about the 48-shot moonball rally between Wozniacki and Kerber: It was memorable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEvq8ybeyzg

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