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2015 Clay Court Season




Family Circle Cup, Charleston (6-12 April)

R1: (15)Mona Barthel (GER) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 63 63
R2: (15)Mona Barthel (GER) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 63 76(2)
R3: Lauren Davis (USA) d. (15)Mona Barthel (GER) 64 30 ret



Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart (20-26 April)

R1: (wc)Carina Witthöft (GER) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 75 63


GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Marrakech (27 Apr - 3 May)

R1: Timea Babos (HUN) d. (5)Mona Barthel (GER) 64 60


Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid (4-10 May)

R1: (Q)Christina McHale (USA) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 63 62


Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome (11-17 May)

R1: (10)Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 64 26 63


Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (18-24 May)

R1: (wc)Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. (8)Mona Barthel (GER) 62 55 ret


French Open, Paris (24 May - 6 June)

R1: (Q)Paula Kania (POL) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 57 62 64

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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

Time to look ahead! After the mediocre start into the year, let's hope that Mona can show some improvements on her new favourite surface clay I hope she is finally healthy again, a bit worrying how much she struggled with injuries and illnesses this year

No entry lists yet from Rome, Nürnberg and Paris but I guess she will play these tournaments.
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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

Just noticed that she is also on the Entry List of Marrakech. She is playing a lot during the clay court season
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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

1st round against Babos in Charleston, possible 2nd round opponent could be Stephens
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I hope she has recovered from all of her illnesses now. Babos isn't the worst draw but I doubt that Mona can win this match if she is not at 100% yet.
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3rd match after 4 p.M. on CC tomorrow.
Ran.de will show it.
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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

6-3, 6-3
Quite a solid match from Mona against a pretty erratic opponent.
The quick surface seems to fit well to her game.
Next round of course will be much tougher, whether it will be against Mattek-Sands or Stephens.
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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

good performance here, more aggressive again, some good serving as well, Mona played some nice points!
Babos was 2-0 in 2nd set but started to make tons of UEs towards the end, well done, hope she can play some good tennis against Stephens/BMS as well!

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Completely solid stuff from Mona. After Babos came back, she just let her selfdestruct by moving her left and right. Strong and clever.
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Liked her post-match comments in addition to her performance today. 'Believe in oneself and stay "aggressive".' Forehand was potent for once, executed some nice volleys and droppers. Nice match against a pretty good player in T. Babos.
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One of her better matches this year and finally with some more agression.
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I wish I could see this. Only interesting matchups in the next rounds.
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Surfaces make a difference, so if this stuff suits Mona then she'll have a chance next round too, although it will be tough. Apparently Babos has a reputation for some colourful Hungarian swearing and I guess Mona made her do some of that today.
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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

It seems fast clay suits Mona's game-style quite well. She can really be satisfied with her first match, but in order to prevail over a resurgent Sloane she has to go an extra mile.

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Re: 2015 Clay Court Season

Mona won her last six matches on clay. Hope she can at least onother one.
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