Re: Mona Barthel News & Opinion
Excerpt from my post #12 in Angelique Kerbers "Season Review and Off-Season Thread"
Communication silence. Presumably the same procedure as every year. At least solid as rock, amidst so many moulted, brand-new ball chasing german cracks.
But as to Barthel I will stop my iromic comments, and that for some special reasons:
Whenever last season she lost a game and (together with her mum coach) was critized heavily here I remembered a posting years ago from her sister. Mona had lost a match, had received lots of bad judgements, and then her sister posted:
"What do you badmouthers really know about her! What did you censors achieve in your own life?" And she mentioned her sisters difficult situation because of the cancer of her mother.
I know how disturbing and worrisome a situation with suffering parents can be. I believe here is the origin of her clinging to the mother. And never would I blame her for this, we have to respect it, it´s her decision. What we see sometimes - she herself is not happy with this situation, struggling with her family position, as she is struggling in her games.
As I mentioned in another posting of mine: "We know so little about the private life of our german players." And I ironically added: "Some of us did not even foresee that Lisicki would have another boyfriend".
Really, we don´t look behind the curtain that protects the players, and that´s okay with me.