The tournament in Washington just ended for me. I wasn't able to win against Andrea, she was playing too good today. All the credit to her... But I will learn from that and will be working really hard for my next tournament in Montreal.
I think she should start to become more self-critical.
Maybe you are right. But given the match statistics it's pretty likely that Mona would have also lost against Pegula again yesterday.
What i wanted to say is that she should focus more on the actual flaws of her own game than to praise her opponents, in order to finally become a competitive player again. Such a devastating loss without getting a single break point on the opponents serve is a problem IMO, even against such an accomplished player like Petkovic.
Giving credit to your opponent is a good thing but doing that to often (like Mona does) makes you less competitive. As i said, Mona should rather concentrate on her own game and her development in order to end her losing streak.
There has to be something going really wrong when a talented player like Mona is not able to get past R2 for four and a half months.
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I am in Toronto right now for my next tournament. But so far, things could have gone better. My plane was delayed, my suitcase got broken and today in practice I twisted my ankle. But luckily nothing serious happened and I will be ready for my match tomorrow against Jie Zheng. Hopefully the luck will be on my side
My next tournament is close to start! I will be playing my first match of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati against Lucy Safarova on Tuesday. So I will have one more day of practice to get ready. Feeling good and excited for my next match!
Won my first round 6:3 6:4 against Lucie Safarova today. It is never easy playing against her, because she is such an aggressive player. But happy, I could win in straight sets.
I am playing Maria Kirilenko in my next round. Never played her before, but excited for tomorrow. Wish me luck, so I can get another Top 20 win and maybe a match against Serena Williams
Unfortunately I couldn't challenge Serena more. I lost the match 6:4 6:1. But it was an amazing experience playing against her for the first time. I will take all the positives from that match and I will learn a lot from it for the future!
Thank you Cincinnati for the amazing stay here and I am looking forward coming back here next year
Up next for me the US Open!!
Hello from New York! I love coming to this city, it's so special and unique.
This year I decided not to play a tournament the week before the US Open, so I have more time to prepare and get ready for my first match.
They made the draw today and I will play Johanna Larsson from Sweden in my first round. We played three times (Auckland 2013/ Copenhagen 2012 and Bundesliga 2011) and I won all of them. I will do everything that this streak doesn't change
Happy with my win today I beat Johanna Larsson 6:1 6:4 today. On thursday I will play my second round against American Alison Riske.
Tomorrow I am playing doubles second after 11 am. Looking forward to that.