Paris Gallery: Finals Photos
Mona Barthel said she went to Paris taking it round by round - well, by her fifth round she was in full flight. Check out photos from the final of the Open GDF SUEZ right here.
Published February 03, 2013 12:00
Mona Barthel and Sara Errani posed for the traditional pre-final photo at the net.
Barthel's forward thinking in the final saw her try to finish points at the net often.
Errani is one of the best doubles players in the world, mixing in some net play too.
In the end though Barthel's aggression was just too much, leading the winners, 53 to 16.
Errani saved three match points but one last forehand winner went by her on the fourth.
Co-Tournament Director and former World No.1 Amelie Mauresmo presented the trophies.
The No.45-ranked Barthel came out on top in a draw that had seven Top 20 players.
Barthel shaved more than a third off her ranking with the win, going from No.45 to No.28.