Top seed Angelique Kerber earned Tuesday's shot of the day at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but hopes for more as she takes aim at perennial winner Agnieszka Radwanska.
WTA Staff
February 17, 2017

DUBAI, UAE - Top seed Angelique Kerber showed off some of her signature flash en route to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Mona Barthel at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The highlight came when Kerber played an impeccable 26-shot rally against her countrywoman, winning the point with the help of a reflex backhand into the open court and earning the coveted WTA Shot Of The Day.

But Kerber isn't content to have just 24 hours to celebrate her hot shot; the German is aiming higher with aspirations of taking home February's WTA Shot Of The Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.

Doing so would displace perennial winner Agnieszka Radwanska, who not only took home top honors in January, but also owns the WTA Shot Of The Years Award for the last four years.

Kerber is well aware at the stat and issued a challenge at her friendly rival in press on Tuesday:

 

 

Eager to hang onto her title, Radwanska played played some impressive shots of her own en route to knocking out Elise Mertens earlier in the day:

The Pole readily accepted Kerber's provocation on Twitter:

 

 

Can Radwanska keep ahead of the former No.1 when it comes to pulling off the tours hottest shots? Stay tuned to find out!