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2015 Hard Court Campaign




BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games, Antwerp (9-15 February)

R1: Mona Barthel (GER) d. (Q)Klaartje Liebens (BEL) 62 60
R2: Mona Barthel (GER) d. (1)Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 46 61 62
QF: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 62 62



Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai (16-22 February)

R1: Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 76(5) 36 63


Qatar Total Open, Doha (23 February - 1 March)

Q1: Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) d. (2)Mona Barthel (GER) 62 62


BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells (9-22 March)

R1: Mona Barthel (GER) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 63 57 64
R2: (10)Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 64 76(4)



Miami Open, Miami (23 March - 5 April)

R1: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 36 63 62

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Great pic selection, Poldo!

Mona's forehand looks awesome here.

It's good that she has a free week after the Australian Open, so that she will be able to catch up a bit on her training deficit.
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Thank you

I hope she can show a decent HC swing, the surface was always good for her.

There is still a questionmark behind Doha, because the Q-list is not released yet and she didn't make the MD cut-off.
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I also wanted to appreciate your excellent work on Angie`s Adventskalender but it was not possible for the wellknown "You must spread..." reason.
Anyway, good that we now have a professional thread opener in Mona`s forum.
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Good luck Mona

KEEP GOING BEPA!
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Re: 2015 Hard Court Campaign

WTA Antwerp

(1)Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v BYE
Q v Mona Barthel (GER)
(wc)Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
Belinda Bencic (SUI) v (7)Alizé Cornet (FRA)
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Q is OK but weŽll see how it is, could be some dangerous girl as well, would be nice to see against Bouchard again, indoors hard is MonaŽs best surface so I hope that she will have a good tournament and improves further after her injury.

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against Liebens (Q) in 1st round, best possible opponent, she will win that, I am confident enough to say it like that, still good luck!

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Lost in doubles yesterday, wasn't a convincing performance by her and her partner. But she really should win today. She is playing the second match after 7:30 pm CET.
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I was watching the final set of Liebens yesterday.
Her forehand seems to be quite a good weapon and she had some fighting spirit. Otherwise I didn`t notice anything really special about her.
Leaving out the "Mona-factor" which still can turn every match into a nightmarish experience (for some of her fans at least), there are additionally some question marks about her form and how she will show up after the change of climate, her injury and some weeks without competition. Still Mona obviously should win that. Good luck to her.
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I was watching the final set of Liebens yesterday.
Her forehand seems to be quite a good weapon and she had some fighting spirit. Otherwise I didn`t notice anything really special about her.
Leaving out the "Mona-factor" which still can turn every match into a nightmarish experience (for some of her fans at least), there are additionally some question marks about her form and how she will show up after the change of climate, her injury and some weeks without competition. Still Mona obviously should win that. Good luck to her.


I regard every match in which Mona plays someone ranked between 30 and 500 as a 50/50 match. The last time she played a qualifier she lost very badly, so this can easily happen again.
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Re: 2015 Hard Court Campaign

WTA Antwerp R1

Mona Barthel (GER)
d. (Q)Klaartje Liebens (BEL) 62 60

Mona played very well although we of course have to admit that Liebens was an easy opponent with a lack of expierence and many UEs. But still, good win for her
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yup, Liebens was not good, many UEs and with weak defensive but Mona herself played a good match, not many UEs, good on serve, also some nice winners, also liked it that she hit a few good backhands down the line, a very important shot for MonaŽs game and she finished it with an ace

Bouchard next, hopefully a close match, Mona surely has a chance IF she plays well!!

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Liebens had nothing to offer today, if you forget the first game, where she hit some nice forehands.
She was totally panicing after it and never had a chance, just no control in her game.

Mona was there and played the ball solidly into the court, that was more than enough. Next round should be more fun.
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W/UE: 18/4
Aces: 6

Good serve and backhand. Hope she can play good on Thursday.
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