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Tennis, like golf or race car driving, is one of those sports that the general public doesn’t pay much attention to until the major events. Thus, unless you’re a huge tennis fan, you probably didn’t even know that the 2013 Sony Open is being played right now in Miami.
You do now, however, thanks to the #4 women’s player in the world, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska. On Tuesday, Radwanska faced off against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who is ranked #28 in the world. While up 2-0 in the second set and 15-0 in the third game, Radwanska took advantage of an opportunity to come to the net on a short ball off the racket of Flipkens, who then tried to hit a passing shot down the line. But the ball clipped the net, changed directions, and completely wrong-footed Radwanska. The point, everyone instantly assumed, would go to Flipkens…
Radwanska responded with the tennis shot of the year. She spun around 360-degrees and hit a slicing backhanded drop-shot volley for the winner. All her opponent could do was stare in disbelief.
Take a look:
After that amazing shot, Radwanska went on to win the match and earn a matchup against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. That should be a good one.
Hat Tip – [New York Times]