Over the next two weeks, the WTA Editorial team will be revisiting the hottest shots and most remarkable rallies of the 2023 season.

Best of 2023: January | February (Middle East/Europe) | February/March (North America) | April | May

In June, the Hologic WTA Tour moved on to grass, and our sixth video roundup encompasses WTA 500 tournaments in Berlin and Eastbourne, and WTA 250 events in Nottingham, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Birmingham and Bad Homburg.

Volleying skills were at a premium on the slick lawns, as ably demonstrated by Caty McNally, Petra Martic and Celine Naef. Elsewhere, the value of a knifing slice was illustrated by Lena Papadakis and Natalija Stevanovic.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams turned the clock back with a vintage performance in Birmingham, while Donna Vekic’s ability to turn defense into offense highlighted the Croat’s run to the Berlin final. In Eastbourne, Camila Giorgi put on a show with a brilliant all-court point against Daria Kasatkina.

20. Tereza MartincovaNottingham R1 vs. Jodie Burrage
19. Mayar SheriffBad Homburg R1 vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam
18. Jodie BurrageNottingham R2 vs. Magda Linette
17. Zeynep Sonmez, ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1 vs. Bianca Andreescu
16. Elizabeth Mandlik, Nottingham R1 vs. Viktoriya Tomova
15. Celine Naef, ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1 vs. Venus Williams
14. Caty McNally, ‘s-Hertogenbosch R2 vs. Celine Naef
13. Alizé Cornet, Nottingham R2 vs. Maria Sakkari
12. Linda Noskova, Birmingham R1 vs. Jelena Ostapenko
11. Venus WilliamsBirmingham R1 vs. Camila Giorgi
10. Natalia Stevanovic, ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1 vs. Victoria Azarenka
9. Alizé CornetBad Homburg R2 vs. Emma Navarro
8. Heather Watson, Nottingham R1 vs. Jule Niemeier
7. Polina Kudermetova, Berlin R1 vs. Elena Rybakina
6. Petra MarticEastbourne QF vs. Madison Keys
5. Donna Vekic, Berlin F vs. Petra Kvitova
4. Donna Vekic, Berlin SF vs. Maria Sakkari
3. Ana BogdanEastbourne R2 vs. Caroline Garcia
2. Lena Papadakis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1 vs. Liudmila Samsonova
1. Camila GiorgiEastbourne SF vs. Daria Kasatkina

Source: https://www.wtatennis.com/news/3807731/shots-of-the-year-the-best-of-june-2023

Leave a Reply