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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 12:06 PM   #604
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Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

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Originally Posted by Melange View Post
Saw the last two sets. Judy Murray was sitting in the corner trying not to be seen. My general impression is that she didnt play anywhere near her best, dont know what was the reason, but she didnt seem to be hitting with as much power and as aggressively as I saw her against Wickmayer. She seemed to be keeping the ball in play without going for the winners like Im used to seeing her do. Also noticed her serve wasnt that big, Ksenia was not having a lot of trouble returning it. Ksenia played really well, retrieving everything and sometimes attacking. She seems to be sick, she took some pills after the first set and she had really long breaks and left the court after each set, but seemed to be playing fine and ended up winning. Really surprised Mona lost, I was totally expecting her to edge it in the third. I yelled "Come on Mona!" when it was 3-4 in the third and she got the break After that, she managed to lose serve again.
Thanks for the report and cheering for her. We already said everything needed to be said.
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Originally Posted by Andrea Petkovic View Post
I love how Mona Barthel is playing. She's amazing with so much talent. She is so smooth she hits the ball likes she's going through butter. I always love to watch her when she's on fire. She has one of the fastest backhands down the line I've seen in my life. She came up when I was injured, and I don't know her as well but we practiced here together.
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