Re: Mona Barthel
My guess is she entered Estoril with the idea that Stuttgart would be a rather short week. Then she surprised herself with the two big wins on clay and the long competitive match with Azarenka. So she and her new coach probably decided to change up her schedule a bit. Honestly the draw wasn´t that good either with CSN and AMG in it early, so wise decision to skip Estoril, go straight to Madrid well rested and full of confidence.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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