Mona Barthel ( born July 11, 1990 in Bad Segeberg ) is a German tennis player. In the tennis league plays for the TC Blau-Weiss Bocholt, with which it was in 2012 German team champion. Mona Barthel grew up in Neumünster, where it has also reside.
- 2.1 Single 2.1.1 Tournament Win
- 2.1.2 finals
- 2.2.1 Tournament Win
- 2.2.2 finals
- 3.1 Individual
- 3.2 double
Barthel began playing at the age of three years of tennis. Your preferred substrate is the hard court. After graduation in 2009, she started a professional career in September of the same year. During her school years she reached place in the WTA ranking 498
Her biggest success in 2009 was the semi-finals of the 75,000 U.S. dollars ITF tournament in Shrewsbury UK. As a qualifier, she defeated in the main draw at the set position one Czech Lucie Hradecká ( WTA 60).
This year Barthel won three ITF titles. In January, she won the tournament in the British Wrexham by a playoff victory over Anne Kremer ( LUX). The hitherto biggest success of her career she reached with the two tournament victories in Belgium Torhout. In individual she sat down, started as a qualifier, against the Canadian Rebecca Marino. In doubles she defeated Justine Ozga together with the Czech- Russian pairing Birnerova Hana and Ekaterina Bytschkowa.
At the French Open in 2011 she succeeded in qualifying for the first time after recovering from the jump into the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round she defeated Sybille Bammer 6-1, 7-5. Just one week later she made the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in Copenhagen, where she succumbed to the world number one Caroline Wozniacki with 1:6, 2:6.
At the beginning of 2012 Barthel won the Moorilla International in Hobart, a warm-up tournament at the Australian Open. As a qualifier, she played with victories among others over Anabel Medina Garrigues ( WTA 27, set to number 2), Jarmila Gajdošová ( WTA 33) and Angelique Kerber ( WTA 32) to the final, where they face the top seed Yanina Wickmayer ( WTA 26) clear 6:1, 6: 2 prevailed and won her first WTA tournament. At the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with Jelena Janković could Barthel ( WTA 15 ), the former world number one, a top 20 player for the first time defeat ( 6:0, 6:3 ). In Stuttgart, she came equipped with a wildcard, to the quarter-finals. She defeated Ana Ivanović both ( WTA 15 ), another former number 1, and Marion Bartoli ( WTA 7) in straight sets. With Bartoli Barthel also beat the first top- ten player. In the quarterfinals, she was beaten 4:6, 7:63, 5:7 the world number one Wiktoryja Azarenka. After the Australian Open, Doha and Indian Wells, it was the fourth defeat against Azarenka this year. In the WTA tournament in Madrid Barthel defeated almost in round two Caroline Wozniacki 4:6, 6:72, after they had defeated in the first round Julia Goerges. At the tournament in Strasbourg, she dropped out in the first round.
At the French Open in 2012 Barthel was set for the first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. However, she lost in the first round against the 18 -year-old qualifier Lauren Davis with 1:6 and 1:6. Båstad is reached with a 6-3 -, 6-4 victory over Sofia Arvidsson the semi-finals, where they Polona Hercog was defeated with 1:6 and 3:6 itself.
The previous day (19 July ), the International Tennis Federation (ITF ) confirmed the subsequent nomination of Barthel for the individual competition of the Olympic Games - the day before the cancellation of the injured Andrea Petkovic had become known. Barthel lost their opening match against the Pole Urszula Radwańska with 4:6 and 3:6.
On November 9, Mona Barthel the bronze plaque of the sports city of Neumünster was retroactively awarded by the Mayor for 2011.
At the beginning of 2013 Barthel was again in the finals of Hobart. The defending champion defeated Jelena Wesnina 3:6, 4:6. At the Australian Open in 2013 Barthel already retired on the first round against Xenia Pervak of 5:7, 6:2, 4:6.
The biggest success of her career so far could Barthel then celebrate the beginning of February in Paris, where she reached the final after beating Roberta Vinci, Marion Bartoli and Kristina Mladenovic. She beat top-seeded Italian Sara Errani also the 7:5, 7:64, and secured their first Premier title on the WTA Tour.
In the game of Germany against Serbia Barthel was on 20 and 21 April her Fed Cup debut for the German team headed by Barbara Rittner. Their first match against Ana Ivanović lost with 6:75, 6:2 and 2:6, their second match against Bojana Jovanovski they won with 6:1, 3:6 and 6:3. Overall, Germany won 3-2 and went on to the World Group I.
On November 18, Mona Barthel was awarded the Silver Medal of the City Sports Neumünster retrospectively for the year 2012 by the Lord Mayor Olaf Tauras.
Performance at Grand Slam tournaments
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