No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska played a stellar match against Roberta Vinci, with the Pole's superb shot-making winning the day in Doha.
WTA Staff

DOHA, Qatar - No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska survived an onslaught from Italy's Roberta Vinci as the two put together a veritable highlight reel from start to finish in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open. It was the reigning WTA Finals champion, however, who ultimately emerged victorious, beating the No.9 seed, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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"She's a very tricky player with great hands, so you always expect tricky points from her," she said during her on-court interview. "I was just trying to be better this time, so I hope you guys enjoyed it and I think it was a great match."

Coming off a win over another wily veteran in Monica Niculescu in the previous round, Radwanska outdid herself with some throwback tennis on Thursday; she and Vinci came to net a combined 101 times, while the Pole hit 40 winners to just 27 unforced errors. Vinci was not too far behind with 36 winners and 20 unforced.

With more than couple of candidates for Shot Of The Year in one match, Radwanska admitted she sometimes surprised herself against Vinci: "I'm like, 'Oh my god, that was in?' But that's the way I play, and against Roberta, it's a lot of rallies and tricky shots and different points. Our games are very entertaining.

"I'm just very happy to play those shots. Winning shot of the year makes me so happy. I always appreciate those votes; I'm also happy to hear that my tennis is very enjoyable and entertaining."

Up next for Radwanska is No.8 seed Carla Suárez Navarro, who confirmed her return to the Top 10 with a straight-sets win over qualifier Elena Vesnina earlier in the day.

"Carla is a great player, very solid from the back. We just played a few weeks ago in Melbourne. I won that one, but it's never easy against her. It'll be a nice challenge for me against Carla, and I'll try my best."

Radwanska and Vinci certainly broke the internet with their stellar shot-making; check out some of the best points and what some of their fellow players had to say below: