Mona Barthel - Volume 2 - Page 156 - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #2326 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2013, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Katja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 35,101
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

It's really hard to say what would be the best for Mona right now. I could see how either playing or not playing Fed Cup could be good for her. In my opinion she should talk with Rittner about this and they should come to a joint conclusion so that if she decides that she is mentally not in a place right now for it she doesn't get those "refusal"-accusations again.
Katja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2327 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Tecumseh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,935
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melange View Post
Hannelore is like Master Obi Wan, "Trust your feelings Luke..."

I want to hear more of her coaching. Its so deep sometimes
Yeah, what we were witnessing was the "Return of Hannelore"!
Tecumseh is offline  
post #2328 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2013, 07:27 PM
AO16, USO16 Champ & World N.1!
 
Kerber Counter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 32,525
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

I don't think it's a good idea to play Fed Cup for Mona. I don't think she can handle the pressure there. However all the Germans don't look that good at the moment.

Kerber - Not at her best and probably still injured. She is still the best German though and will play singles in Fed Cup surely.
Barthel - Very unstable mentally and after what happened in her last match I don't think it's wise to pick her to play singles in Fed Cup. I love Mona but that's what I think. I just can't see her handling the pressure there.
Goerges - She isn't really any better than Mona but at least she has some experience in Fed Cup.
Lisicki - Not really a better option than Mona but she was playing decent tennis in Charleston.
Petkovic - Don't think she is gonna play because she is coming back from injury.

So yeah, I really wonder which one of the other 4 Rittner will pick to play singles with Kerber. Picking anyone of these 4 atm seems equally risky.


Angelique Kerber 2016 AO Champion 2016 USO Champion
♥ Barthel ♥ Pliskova ♥ Shvedova ♥ Pavly ♥ Bellis ♥ Muguruza ♥ Radwanska ♥ Halep ♥

Last edited by Kerber Counter; Apr 6th, 2013 at 07:35 PM.
Kerber Counter is offline  
post #2329 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2013, 09:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Tecumseh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,935
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by KatjaS View Post
It's really hard to say what would be the best for Mona right now. I could see how either playing or not playing Fed Cup could be good for her. In my opinion she should talk with Rittner about this and they should come to a joint conclusion so that if she decides that she is mentally not in a place right now for it she doesn't get those "refusal"-accusations again.
This kind of solution would also help Rittner in the sense that, in case Team Germany will lose, she wouldn't get accused of not having nominated the player with the best H2H against the serbian players.
Tecumseh is offline  
post #2330 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 6,176
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Of course a lot of things are going on but I think we should not jump too early to the conclusion that Mona is in a bad state of mind or unable to play tennis right now or something. I hope so at least.
She has confirmed to Rittner that she will take part in the FedCup. It sometimes can be better and useful to stick by your word and overcome your indisposition when you`re in a difficult situation. Nomination line is on April 10th. Rittner will announce her decision very soon and then we`ll see.

Last edited by joy division; Apr 7th, 2013 at 12:07 PM.
joy division is offline  
post #2331 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2013, 10:04 PM
AO16, USO16 Champ & World N.1!
 
Kerber Counter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 32,525
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melange View Post
Hannelore is like Master Obi Wan, "Trust your feelings Luke..."

I want to hear more of her coaching. Its so deep sometimes
Please no, I don't want that.



Angelique Kerber 2016 AO Champion 2016 USO Champion
♥ Barthel ♥ Pliskova ♥ Shvedova ♥ Pavly ♥ Bellis ♥ Muguruza ♥ Radwanska ♥ Halep ♥
Kerber Counter is offline  
post #2332 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2013, 02:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Tecumseh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,935
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Mona got nominated for the second singles spot against Serbia. She will be playing the opener against Ana Ivanovic.

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-resul...ieId=100019091
Tecumseh is offline  
post #2333 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Senior Member
 
crazillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 36,289
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

http://www.welt.de/sport/article1154...-im-Hotel.html

FLAVIA PENNETTA

US OPEN CHAMPION 2015

Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
crazillo is offline  
post #2334 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2013, 03:34 PM
Junior Member
 
yoite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: China
Posts: 52
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tecumseh View Post
Mona got nominated for the second singles spot against Serbia. She will be playing the opener against Ana Ivanovic.

http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-resul...ieId=100019091
She is the first one to play. If she win tomorrow, the team will be more confident. It's the third time to meet Ana. Mona have a good H2H against Ana. And it's in this count that Mona beat Ana for the first time. So I think Mano will win tomorrow.
yoite is offline  
post #2335 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2013, 09:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,224
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Looking at the fed cup pics, Mona is really quite tall. She's the only one without high heels and she's still the tallest German.

I'm not quite sure what to make of the German fed cup outfits which they have been using of late in each fed cup dinner. Some improvements could be made.

I've been reading through the Fed Cup discussion thread using online translation. Quite an entertaining read actually .

From an outsider's point of view, Germany has many legitimate choices, and it's quite natural to pick the no. 1, Kerber, and someone who has a good record against Ana, Mona, despite having no Fed Cup experience. None of the girls on either the German or Serbian side are in particularly great form, all have recent bad losses, so it's really up to the captain.

My guess: if it goes to the doubles the Germans take it. I think there is a decisive advantage to the Germans in doubles. So probably, if Mona wins one match, the Germans win overall. I think the absence of JJ affects Serbia's chances immensely. With JJ there the chance of taking 3 singles becomes possible for Serbia. In my opinion, this is the most likely way for Serbia to win, since apart from Krunic, the other Serbian girls do not play good doubles.

I'm not really sure who wins between Mona and Ana this time, Mona might do it, but then again she might get nervous. Ana might remember some of her clay magic, but then again she might hit a single bad shot and suddenly lose all her confidence. Unpredictable match-up, but given the head to head you have to give Mona excellent chances. These two girls are both capable of sublime tennis, and also of playing the worst tennis you've ever seen in your life.

Last edited by HowardH; Apr 19th, 2013 at 09:11 PM.
HowardH is offline  
post #2336 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 38,688
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Stuttgart

Barthel vs Safarova
mk27 is offline  
post #2337 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 21,823
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by mk27 View Post
Stuttgart

Barthel vs Safarova

All around tough section, and she has QF points to defend:

1 Sharapova BYE
Barthel vs Safarova
Ivanovic vs WC Petkovic
Q vs 8 Petrova

Should be an interesting match against Lucie. Wonder how much each will have left in the tank after Fed Cup?

BARBIE
is coming for your towel, too.



Keys
MakarovaBeguKasatkinaGavrilovaBarthelAllertovaPutintsevaKrisPliskovaKhromacheva
SmitkovaTownsendAbandaPuchkova

Tennis Fool is offline  
post #2338 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2013, 03:12 PM
AO16, USO16 Champ & World N.1!
 
Kerber Counter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 32,525
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Not her day.


Angelique Kerber 2016 AO Champion 2016 USO Champion
♥ Barthel ♥ Pliskova ♥ Shvedova ♥ Pavly ♥ Bellis ♥ Muguruza ♥ Radwanska ♥ Halep ♥
Kerber Counter is offline  
post #2339 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2013, 03:23 PM
Junior Member
 
yoite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: China
Posts: 52
                     
Lose to Ana in fed cup.
yoite is offline  
post #2340 of 2842 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,497
                     
Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Ana was just better today, more decisive and precise in the execution of her ground game. Mona gifted quite a bit, a lot of sloppy errors in addition to being predictable with her forehand, practically returns her forehand crosscourt 95% of time, even on sitters with Ana simply standing there waiting to return. Decision-making and execution was not one of her best today, for sure.
Rex59 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome