I went to this match. Sad to say, Monica was terrible. Hardly hit any forehand slices, almost entirely two-handed forehands. But it really wouldn't have mattered what Monica's shot selection was as Monica couldn't string more than 3 or 4 shots together without making a poor error. To be honest the performance was so bad that I think there must be something going on with Monica either physically or personally that we don't know about. I really hope everything is okay in her life.
"After so many years so much work and everything, this is the moment I always waiting for, no? And it's coming when you doesn't expect and everything ...
For me it was something I was waiting since long time, and finally I have a good trophy in my hands."
Budapest Doubles Champion w/Kleybanova [def. 2008 AO Champs Bondarenko/Bondarenko 6-4 7-6(5)]
I can't seem to find any trophy pics.
They were the top seeds and lived up to it. It's a big step in Monica's career to get that first title under her belt and further cement a place on the WTA tour. Hopefully with this title her success will continue and the next one will be in singles. To have a title of any sort on the WTA is a big deal and a key moment for any player.