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Old Jan 12th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #421
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Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Well, Vesnina deserved her first title.. She wanted to win more and also played better. Not bad tournament for Mona.. Good luck in Melbourne -)
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Well, Vesnina deserved her first title.. She wanted to win more. Not bad tournament for Mona.. Good luck in Melbourne -)
This and at least Mona didn't choke And Mona didn't play more than average in this tournament. What will come if she plays very good again.
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She certainly played much better last year and to be quite honest, she didn't improve that much. Still there is a lot of work do.
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Mona is such a sweet girl-- I think maybe what may keep her from the top is that sweetness. She wasn't mad at losing the final!

Glad to see her acne starting to clear.

Just noticed both she and Lena have American inflections to their accents.
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that was bad from mona ...it seems to be that her attitude is still her biggest enemy...
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that was bad from mona ...it seems to be that her attitude is still her biggest enemy...
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I'll make some new avies for Mona soon.
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damn - good that i didn´t go up to watch it
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damn - good that i didn´t go up to watch it
You are lucky -) But this loss is not so disappointing unlike the match vs Wickmayer where Mona was better, than her opponent
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Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

No accommodation for Mona by the AO. She's scheduled to play Monday afternoon. She barely has enough time to get acclimated and settled in Melbourne, let alone get a practice. Further, her match isn't on a show court (Court 11). So, if she loses you won't see it. Not a good way to start the Slam. Btw, the show courts are the name courts, plus Courts 2, 3, 6 and 8.

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that was bad from mona ...it seems to be that her attitude is still her biggest enemy...
So Mona lost the final because of her attitude, on purpose ?
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Re: Mona Barthel - Volume 2

Just watched the match on youtube.
Vesnina was working very solid from the baseline and was determined throughout the whole match. This and her aggressivity on Mona`s second serve was enough and the key to give Mona trouble. In the end she wanted it much more and absolutely deserved to win.

Mona didn`t play that bad I think. But her first serve percentage was lower than in the last few days.
And in her last matches she was playing very concentrated in the deciding moments of the sets. Today it was quite the opposite, she finished these points with some avoidable UE`s. As usual she had some great shots in between but overall she was too passive for my taste. Already in her match against Flipkens I thought that she might have been a little bit tired mentally and somehow got away with it.

Vesnina is a very emotional player. Imo Mona should have taken some more risks to frustrate and shake her confidence. On a another day, without doubt, she has the game to beat such an opponent. In the end "the worker prevailed the artist" in this match.

We saw a fundamental issue that we already often noticed with Mona.
She sometimes is a little too non-participant to me and is missing that competitive mind and attitude to hang in and to really get into these matches. Elegance and beauty of the game is just one part of it.
However, it didn`t work for her. As said she probably was a little exhausted mentally to be ready for it today.
Looking at the ceremony, she also accepted the loss a bit too modest for my taste.
On the other hand, who could be angry with her for that ? She is showing there what a nice person she is.

So, on to the next. There`s not much time left to recover until Melbourne.
Good luck and all the best for her at the AO.

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Oh well. She didn't deserve to win today. Good luck in AO. I don't know how she will beat Pervak to be honest.
I think Pervak as a solid but not powerful baseliner should be a good matchup for Mona. So i am optimistic that we will see our girl winning on monday.

All in all im really happy about Mona's results of the last two weeks. I know that its not easy to immediately find your form after a long training camp. Its visible that she has worked on some parts of her game. In her better matches you could see improvements on her forehand and her net game (ok its still not brilliant) and also her serve was more consistent. I still think she urgently needs an experienced coach who regularly controls her technique and especially helps her to find the right composure and aggressiveness on the court both of which she lacked today.

I also think that Elena clearly deserved to win the title. She was the best player of the tournament with impressive wins over Shvedova and Stephens and had also a strong yearning for her first title. So hats off and well done!
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Good tournament for Mona but I must say I am happy Vesnina finally won a title.
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