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.
Victoria Azarenka’s perfect volley to earn match point against Serena Williams in the final of the Western & Southern Open.
Monica Niculescu’s backspin volley at the Generali Ladies.
Maria Kirilenko’s no-look pickup at the China Open.
Carla Suarez Navarro hits the deck at the Australian Open.
Alla Kudryavtseva tweens Heather Watson at the Aegon Classic.
Jamie Hampton hits a curling, short slice winner from behind the baseline at the Bank of the West Classic.
Urszula Radwanska shows off her touch with a looping drop shot against Victoria Azarenka at the BNP Paribas Open.
Serena Williams finds the angle against her sister Venus at the Family Circle Cup.
Svetlana Kuznetsova stretches for a drop-shot winner at the Kremlin Cup.
Aga Radwanska rifles a 99 mph forehand winner against Madison Keys at the China Open.
Simona Halep digs out a forehand passing shot at the Topshelf Open.
Roberta Vinci with a stick save (and a beauty!) at the Rogers Cup.