She was playing one of the WTA's trickiest players, but Maria Sharapova beat Monica Niculescu at her own game and earned your votes for February's Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.

In the first round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha, Sharapova and Niculescu traded a manner of groundstrokes, with the Romanian's slice forehand routinely forcing Sharapova into uncomfortable positions as she scored a statement, marathon victory in three sets.

However, in an early second-set exchange, Sharapova pulled all out all the shots from her arsenal to come out on top, striking both a forehand slice of her own and a pair of backhand slice shots -- the last of which found the court for a winner off a Niculescu dropshot to earn your votes as February's best shot.

Watch Sharapova's stunning display - and all the nominees for this month - again below! 

Final Results for February's WTA Shot of the Month

1. Maria Sharapova, Doha (32%)
2. Petra Kvitova, Doha (27%)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska, Dubai (20%)
4. Anastasia Potapova, St. Petersburg (13%)
5. Angelique Kerber, Doha (8%)

How it works:

Finalists are selected by
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on

Previous WTA Shots of the Month for 2018
January: Agnieszka Radwanska