Originally Posted by BlewByU
Big congratulations to Mona Barthel.
2013 Champion of Paris GDF Suez open.
Though didn't play particularly well today, got the job done.
Big Grafian serving & forehand,
modern Kvitovanian backhand,
Kimiko Date timing.
go Mona Barthelllllllllllllllllll!
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I was thinking during the match that Barthel is what Kvitova would be were she 1) fit 2) a much quicker and better mover and 3) right handed.
girls got game and like Kvitty, she is dangerous on a fast court.
This tourney I came away majorly impressed by Bertens and Barthel