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Video: Radwanska's Incredibly Crafty Shot

Thursday, March 28, 2013 /by

Oops, she did it again. Agnieszka Radwanska is often referred to as a "ninja" on court. That's to say she's crafty, deceptive, limber, and lithe as she glides around as the postmodern Martina Hingis and combats power with guile. In her Sony Open match in Miami against Kirsten Flipkens, she improvised in her response to a net-cord backhand passing shot that the No. 1 Belgium player—in this post-Kim Clijsters era—hit quite well. Here's the clip:

Radwanska was down a set but up 2-0 in the second stanza at that point. She went on to win in three sets. When the WTA Tour tweeted the video out later, Flipkens responded with a tweet of her own, saying that she felt like John McEnroe. The "Are you serious?" McEnroe.  Certainly among the top shots of the year already, and an instant favorite on ESPN's SportsCenter show, as it slid in as the No. 1 shot of the day.

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