Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2
Bad loss. Honestly with this form she is no help for the German Fed Cup team. Very weak performance. Something must be seriously wrong with Mona. I simply don`t understand how she can lose to such weak players such as Rybarikova at Miami and now to Pegula at Charleston. And even in straight sets. And wasting SPs too.
Why is Rybarikova a weak player? On her game she wins WTA titles left and right for a player her ranking. From the Germans only Lisicki has even won as many WTA titles as her. Her ranking is almost back up to her previous career-high and she has won a minimum of two matches in every tournament she played since losing 12-14 to Muguruza in the first round of the AO. That was not a good loss, but I can see how her game would mesh well with Barthel´s defensive struggles. Don´t think you can compare these two losses. 2nd set with Pegula was on the level of her worst quit jobs of last summer.
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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