A fierce forehand from Maria Sharapova earned the crown of August's WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.
WTA Staff
September 14, 2018

Three shots, three titles.

For the third time this year, Maria Sharapova earned your votes to win the WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.

The Russian's running forehand from well outside the court - a statement shot in a victory over Daria Kasatkina in Montreal - edged Petra Kvitova's by less than 100 votes to claim glory in the August ballot.

As it happened: Sharapova rushes through all-Russian battle in Montreal

The five-time major champion also won your votes for the months of February and April.

Final Results for August's Shot of the Month

1. Maria Sharapova, Montreal
2. Petra Kvitova, Cincinnati
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Cincinnati
4. Caroline Garcia, Montreal
5. Angelique Kerber, Cincinnati


How it works: five hot shots are selected by wtatennis.com for every month, and the winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com.

Previous WTA Shots of the Month for 2018
January: Agnieszka Radwanska
February: Maria Sharapova
March: Simona Halep
April: Maria Sharapova
May: Simona Halep
June: Caroline Wozniacki
July: Magda Linette