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3rd round against Keys
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Keys hit 12 aces today and saved a lot of breakpoints against Hampton. I am curious to see how Mona will handle this huge weapon of her next opponent, especially on grass. Mona only won 43% of the points on Dolonc's second serve, so she has to improve in this department until thursday. But hopefully she will serve very well herself.

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Well she got through the first round despite a lot of shakiness.

Keys has a big game but as her ranking suggests she is enormously unreliable. I watched her lose badly in Auckland qualifying this year to Kumkhum, who seemed to have little difficulty with her serve and thus dismantled her. I didn't feel much mental strength coming from Madison's side in that match. She started leaking errors and her own return of serve wasn't that good. Admittedly the Thai girl played really well on that day, hardly missing her flat groundstrokes.

I don't really expect Keys to have two good matches in a row- at least I've never seen her have two good matches in a row- so I think Mona should take this, but of course we don't know for sure.

Keys' serve is definitely dangerous.
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Good the Mona fought through the first round. Good luck to her against Madison!

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i hope to win such a tight match give her finally some selfbelieve and selfconfidence

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Keys is dangerous..Moo's tennis Blog is making predictions and has Keys to win... a lot will depend on how well Mona has adjusted to grass
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Evidently too dangerous for Barthel. What an utterly lackluster and unmotivated performance this was.
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When Keys is serving as heavy and as consistently as that she needed to stand back when receiving her first serve and make more returns but Mona just kept blasting away
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Mona's 1st serve is no longer a weapon. Such a shame.


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Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

I couldn't see the match. What happened? Was Mona that bad as the scoreline indicates?

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I couldn't see the match. What happened? Was Mona that bad as the scoreline indicates?
Apparently so. Lots of errors and failure to return Keys' serve.

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But her points should be enough to be seeded in Wimbledon.
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But her points should be enough to be seeded in Wimbledon.
She will be seeded if

Mladenovic won't reach the SF and
Jovanvoski won't reach the final/Schiavone won't win the title.
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But her points should be enough to be seeded in Wimbledon.
That won't help her, if she doesn't play better.

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Thanks to Hantuchova. She has beaten Mladenovic in three sets.
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