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2017 Mona's Clay Season

Still pretty hard to guess where Mona is playing in the next months, so I just leave this opening post as it is and we can add where she's going to play.

She's starting her clay season in Charleston
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

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WTA Charleston - Mona's quarter of the draw:

Keys[1]-bye
Q-Rogers
Osaka-Larsson
Doi-Zhang[13]

Lucic Baroni[11]-Q
Brady-Barthel
Bondarenko-Rodina
Bertens[7]-bye
I put this in here too

Brady had a good showing at the AO but honestly, I think I've never seen her play longer than a few minutes. Hope Mona can play well.
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That's a tough opener, Jennifer is a good clay court player with poor movement. But Mona lost to Townsend recently, another player with poor movement, so I don't know what to expect

Just hope she fixed that woeful forehand. It's Pironkova-esque bad now. It was always inconsistent but she used to hit with a lot of pace which suits her game, not pushing it back with little depth

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Jennifer won ITF Indian Harbour Beach last year, which is also on green clay

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Mona won 7-5 6-4

I think Mona looked good today, serve and FH looked better compared to Indian Wells

Next match is probably vs Lucic-Baroni.
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Well done Mona
Good to her winning main-draw match as opposed to qualifying.

She lost to Lucic this year and to Krunic before

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Lucic-Baroni next.
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Mona vs Lucic Baroni second on court three. Auf geht's Mona

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Charleston R2: Lucic Baroni def. Barthel 6-3 6-2

Just bad from Mona. I just don't enjoy watching her these days, her tennis is so basic and plain. She doesn't even hit the ball hard and has no confidence. I don't think we'll ever see the 2013 Mona again, where she had insane groundstrokes and had every shot in the book

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

From the clay to indoor hard courts. Mona is playing Biel, I had no idea

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Ok no clay, I still keep this in this thread


(8)Niculescu v Mertens
Cepelova v Barthel
Kontaveit v Watson
Rodina v (3)Babos
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

6-3 6-4 vs Cepelova
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Serve was good forehand was still meh

Niculescu vs Mertens next two junkballers

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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

She used to find some form at this kind of indoor event in the hollow atmosphere. She can just chop the ball thinking nothing.
Wonder if they get the washing machine displayed on the court.
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Re: 2017 Mona's Clay Season

Elise Mertens beat Mona today in Biel. Mona hit 18 winners to 11 unforced errors

Although Mona lost, that was a good match from her. Yes she struggled to finish off some points but her forehand was actually great and she was super aggressive which is the right style of play for her. Mertens defence was so good as well so this is not a bad loss at all

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