As the year draws to close, Baseline remembers the shots that showed off players skills, tenacity, and luck all through the season. From backhands to volleys to two-minute rallies, these are the best hot shots of 2018. Here's No. 10:
En route to winning Indian Wells, her first WTA title, Naomi Osaka swept aside Maria Sharapova in the first round, defeating her in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
During the match, the Japanese player used her powerful forehand to drive the Russian back, like in this point where the former world No. 1 could do nothing but watch the ball zip by her.
Osaka, of course, went on to win the US Open later in the season.