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May 28th, 2012 01:49 PM
Stonerpova
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by ScrubLove View Post
Maria was the 13th seed at Wimbledon in 2004...

Also she had just won Birmingham 2 weeks before that. Meanwhile Barthel's preparation has consisted of losing to Panova in straight sets. I like Mona and her game but she hasn't really given any sort of indicator big enough to say that she's ready to do what Maria did in 04.
She was also the tennis equivalent of a fetus Pointless comparison.
May 28th, 2012 01:41 PM
tejmeglekvár
Re: All German final at RG 2012

it was close.
May 28th, 2012 01:32 PM
Queenpova
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by clonesheep View Post

How lovely would it be if it's a Kerber vs. Barthel final? I am seriously thinking of betting some money on it.
May 23rd, 2012 04:02 AM
Charlatan
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by TennisAddict84 View Post
mona has the game to beat anyone when she's on, but right now she's still too inconsistent for me to see her going deep at RG
Peak Barthel coming for Peak Pierce's wig for the peak-unbeatable status
May 23rd, 2012 03:52 AM
Stonerpova
Re: All German final at RG 2012

So much for the Barthel hype being down

I think Kerber's got a shot at making like the quarters, and Julia could make the second week if she miraculously finds form, but Barthel's is too hot and cold (and she'll probably draw Azarenka anyway), Lisicki just lost to Parmentier, and Petko has awful karma and can't play.
May 23rd, 2012 03:31 AM
Pvt. Kovalenko
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by Karma Police View Post
Lovely

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Originally Posted by clonesheep View Post
Remember 2004 when all-Russian RG final kicked start the Russian waves? Before that touranment, many Russians had ascended to top 20 or even top 10 but few thought any of them will win a slam anytime soon. It can be said that the all-Russian final was a shock, and Myskina's winning was the sweetest in recent memory.

I see some similarity with the Germans this year. They are really making waves. Kerber, Barthel, Goerges, Petkovic, and Lisicki all have the ability to beat top-10 players on a good day. They are as good as the top 5 Russians at 2004 RG. Just like 2004, 2012 is also a transition year except that Serena is in good shape now.

How lovely would it be if it's a Kerber vs. Barthel final? I am seriously thinking of betting some money on it.
Since you do not make death threats for any of them, like someone did to Svetlana, in case you lose your money (and I'm pretty sure you will), go for it..
May 23rd, 2012 03:19 AM
dybbuk
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by ScrubLove View Post
Maria was the 13th seed at Wimbledon in 2004...

Also she had just won Birmingham 2 weeks before that. Meanwhile Barthel's preparation has consisted of losing to Panova in straight sets. I like Mona and her game but she hasn't really given any sort of indicator big enough to say that she's ready to do what Maria did in 04.
+ Maria had been consistently cleaning up at small events for the past year and had just come off a RG QF. Her situation is not even remotely similar to Kerber's.

The only German atm with pedigree similar to the Russian's pre-2004 is Petkovic. Before RG 2004 Myskina and Dementieva had already beaten the Belgians and WS and were competing for big Tier II and I's, and Sharapova was rocketing up with a bunch of small titles and big wins at bigger events. Kerber beats Wozniacki and Barthel chokes to Azarenka.
May 23rd, 2012 03:10 AM
young_gunner913
Re: All German final at RG 2012

I never thought of it that way. This is brilliant. You should bet your life savings on this outcome.
May 23rd, 2012 03:07 AM
ScrubLove
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by clonesheep View Post
For those who said Mona is inconsistent, untested, etc., remember that Sharapova was inconsistent and ranked around No.30 before Wimbledon 2004. Mona has the talent so you never know.
Maria was the 13th seed at Wimbledon in 2004...

Also she had just won Birmingham 2 weeks before that. Meanwhile Barthel's preparation has consisted of losing to Panova in straight sets. I like Mona and her game but she hasn't really given any sort of indicator big enough to say that she's ready to do what Maria did in 04.
May 23rd, 2012 03:00 AM
clonesheep
Re: All German final at RG 2012

For those who said Mona is inconsistent, untested, etc., remember that Sharapova was inconsistent and ranked around No.30 before Wimbledon 2004. Mona has the talent so you never know.
May 22nd, 2012 11:09 PM
TennisAddict84
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by tejmeglekvár View Post
really?

guys, just stop.
Well, I've only seen Mona on her game for stretches at a time during a match, but never in its entirety. That's why if she becomes more consistent on her serve and off the ground, then she will be a threat to win tournaments for sure. But obviously that's a big if. The same can be said of Lisicki, but I guess in her defense, Sabine is injured too often to sustain any momentum.
May 22nd, 2012 09:35 PM
Vincey!
Re: All German final at RG 2012

Barthel will never be top 10. Goerges and Lisicki are not in the best of form, Petkovic coming from injury for RG? not gonna go deep. The only one I see with a stretch to the QF would be Kerber but she'd need a decent draw maybe falling on Radwanska or Wozniacki in R16.
May 22nd, 2012 09:32 PM
tejmeglekvár
Re: All German final at RG 2012

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Originally Posted by TennisAddict84 View Post
mona has the game to beat anyone when she's on, but right now she's still too inconsistent for me to see her going deep at RG
really?

guys, just stop.
May 22nd, 2012 07:39 PM
TennisAddict84
Re: All German final at RG 2012

mona has the game to beat anyone when she's on, but right now she's still too inconsistent for me to see her going deep at RG
May 22nd, 2012 07:34 PM
Charlatan
Re: All German final at RG 2012

this forum really loves to get ahead of itself, doesn't it?
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