Maria Sharapova is a three-time champion at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, and the Russian showed off some of the skills that got her there to earn your votes as April's Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.

In the first round of this year's tournament in Stuttgart, Sharapova came out the better in one of many marathon rallies in her first round match against Caroline Garcia - and her reflex, backhand lob was crowned as the best shot of the month on the terre battue.

While Sharapova's reflex racquetwork might've won her your votes, it wasn't enough to score her first win since the Australian Open. 

Garcia went on to win the match in an epic encounter, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4, and eventually reached the semifinals. 

Final Results for April's Shot of the Month

1. Maria Sharapova, Stuttgart
2. Julia Goerges, Charleston
3. Caroline Wozniacki, Istanbul
4. Kiki Bertens, Charleston
5. Alizé Cornet, Lugano

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

Previous WTA Shots of the Month for 2018
January: Agnieszka Radwanska
February: Maria Sharapova
March: Simona Halep