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.
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.
A 26-shot rally between Angelique Kerber and Monica Puig at the Brisbane International ends with an exclamation point off the German’s racket.
Magdalena Rybarikova slices and dices to her seventh straight game against Andrea Petkovic at the Citi Open.
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.
Caroline Wozniacki actually loses her patience before Williams does in this 38-shot rally, hastening the end with a drop shot.
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.
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.