Quick feet and quick hands won Simona Halep a big point in the Rome semifinals - and also earned your votes as the May WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.
WTA Staff
June 15, 2018

Simona Halep's wheels and reflexes won her a big point in the semifinals in Rome - and your votes as the WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments for May.

Before she became the French Open champion and your Player of the Month, the World No.1 scored a big win over former champion Maria Sharapova in the final four of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

Absorbing more than her fair share of power from the Sharapova racquet at the back of the court, Halep's wheels chased down a backhand dropshot from the Russian at the net, and she finished off a key point early in the third set with a reflex, backhand volley into the open court. 

The point was a harbinger of things to come for Halep in the final set, as she came from a set down to secure her spot in the final in Rome for a second year in a row, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Final Results for May's Shot of the Month

1. Simona Halep, Rome
2. Petra Kvitova, Madrid
3. Maria Sharapova, Madrid
4. Angelique Kerber, Rome
5. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Strasbourg


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