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Old Jun 14th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #4111
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Is mandy upset?

I see the new steam racquet at her bench, she mustve ran out of old ones I guess

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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

Well done. Always great to win a title, even if it's only a 25K ITF.

She'll go up approximately 10 WTA ranking places, from 150 to 140 or so.
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Great week for Mandy

That's ITF title number 9. 1 more for double digit ITF titles!
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Old Jun 14th, 2014, 03:44 PM   #4114
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Mandy Congrats on another title!!
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!



i think shes being superstitious Wimbledon towel... all white clothing... maybe she thinks she can continue if she plays in the same outfit
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

She added some pics to her FB under the album '2013'

Funnily this is from 2012


These are all from 2013 though






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i think shes being superstitious Wimbledon towel... all white clothing... maybe she thinks she can continue if she plays in the same outfit
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Mandy

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Old Jun 15th, 2014, 12:10 PM   #4120
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Well done Mandy. Great pic with the trophy and flowers
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #4121
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

So my last report from Essen. Sorry for the delay but I was too tired yesterday after coming home.

The final day was the coronation of a fantastic week. What can be greater than watching live a tournament with Mandy as the winner at the end? It was just awesome, thanks a lot Mandy.

I saw 5 wins of her, two by 2 sets, three by 3 sets with all kinds of combinations (from 6/0 to 7/6 she showed all possibilities )
Remarkable is that in all her three set wins she had to fight back from break down in the final set, in two matches she even had to save match points. Especially this must be a great experience for her after some unfortunate losses in the last weeks.

Her opponent Richel Hogenkamp was obviously euphoric coz in the evening before she watched the Holland World Cup triumph against Spain in the hotel bar and was of course very happy. So I was curious to see how she would play the next day. Kev told us that Hogenkamp was the official favorite in the final? Maybe because Mandy hasn't so much match practice in this year.

The early bird catches the worm and Mandy was in the early morning at the location sitting at the terrace and drinking a cup of espresso. After this she had a small practice lesson with Tim and I had a very good feeling.

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Mandy was starting the final very concentrated but I have to admit that Richel wasn't playing her best (several double faults, Ues). Mandy with some nice winners, at the end some problems to hold but finally breaking for winning the first set 6/2. She was clearly the better and dominating player.

In the second set she lost conentration a bit and Richel was getting stronger. Mandy was broken twice (she played not bad though!) and 0/3 down but then she started to fight again. She never gives up, she has a such a strong will, it's just fantastic. She comes back for a 4/3 lead but then couldnt hold her level and lost the second set 4/6.

But in this week she was experienced in playing three-setters and again her mental strength was deciding the match, besides she was the better player as well. So many viewers were wondering how can a player playing so well when the score was so close. I heard this more than once by the people. You cannot imagine how powerful and convinced she hits the ball at big points. I hope so much she takes this experience into the next tournaments, I'm convinced that this tournament will help her to raise her level furthermore as well against higher ranked opponents. But this might be not the problem anyway as we saw her fully competitive against players like Pliskova or Safarova.

In the final set she was 2/3* down after she had got broken first time in last set but then she won 4 games in a row for a 62 46 63 win. I loved her huge will to win a match, she is so strong! She was so happy at the end and I asked her for a personal photo with her trophy:





After her win she was celebrating a bit with her family (her grandfather was visiting the match!!!) and I had the opportunity to say goodbye to her, of course I was giving her my best wishes for Wimby and she was wishing me a good trip home

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It was a fantastic week! Cannot describe!
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Wimbledon q draw:

(7)Claire Feuerstein v An-Sophie Mestach
Paula Kania v Polina Vinogradova
Mandy Minella v Shelby Rogers
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

Shelby Rogers hasn't won many matches lately, but she's played on grass already last week.

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I guess Shelby Rogers is strong on fast surfaces like grass, so Mandy must be careful. Many losses of her though, this should be an advantage for Mandy who's comming with a winning streak to Roehampton. I hope she can transport her fantastic confidence to London. She should be aware to win matches is not a question of surface but of mentality. And she has this mentality.
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #4125
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Tomorrow 11 am Mandy posted on facebook!

Is there any stream in Roehampton?
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