Found June 12, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Andrea Petkovic during her win over Julia Goerges in Nurnberg on Wednesday. (June 12, 2013) Possessing one of the most charming and entertaining personalities in professional tennis, former world No. 9 Andrea Petkovic is back on her way up. [Wednesday gallery at bottom] Riddled with injuries during her career, she admitted earlier this week that she briefly contemplated retirement after a tough loss during the French Open qualifying rounds. Her coach lovingly laughed it off, and the 25-year-old German followed up her heartbreak by winning the following tournament in Marseille, en route not dropping a set. With a wild card entry into this week’s WTA event in Nurnberg, Petkovic took out countrywoman and long-time friend Julia Goerges on Wednesday, and will return to the top 100 for the first time since the fall of 2012. The last time previously that Petkovic was outside the top 100 was in June 2009, where a similar run in Marseille again launched her back into the top 100. It was also...

Halep beats Petkovic; 1st WTA title

Simona Halep defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3 Saturday to win the inaugural Nurnberger Versicherungscup for her first WTA title. The seventh-seeded Romanian had six aces and broke serve for a 2-0 lead in the second set. She held off two break points in the final game before closing out the match with two forehand winners. It's her first win in four career finals. Petkovic...

Petkovic beats Jankovic in Nuremberg

Andrea Petkovic reached her first WTA final since October 2011 when she upset top-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-3 in the inaugural Nurnberger Versicherungscup on Friday. Petkovic and Jankovic both got wild-card invitations into the clay-court tournament. Petkovic was once in the top 10 but the German missed months of action through various injuries and has dropped to 103rd. Jankovic...

Petkovic Stuns Goerges, Jankovic Blasts Past Larsson in Nürnberg

(June 12, 2013) Germany’s Andrea Petkovic ousted fourth-seeded countrywoman Julia Goerges 6-1, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals of Nürnberg. It’s Petkovic’s first quarterfinal this year. Petkovic has been off the tour most of last year due to various injuries. She’s moving back up the rankings and at No. 103 is on the brink of re-entering [...]

Jankovic, Petkovic reach semifinals

Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic cruised past sixth-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday to set up a semifinal against Andrea Petkovic in the inaugural WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup. Petkovic is coming back from a series of injuries and got a wild card into the tournament, like Jankovic. Petkovic came from a set down to beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. In...

Petkovic Upsets Jankovic to Move into Nürnberg Final

NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP Nürnberg, Germany June 10-15, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, June 14, 2013 Singles - Semifinals (WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (1/WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 63 (7) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 63 06 62 Doubles - Semifinals (1) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Hrdinova/Irigoyen (CZE/ARG) 62 64 Olaru...

WTA Nürnberg Gallery: Petkovic Ousts Goerges; Jankovic and Beck Thru to QFs

(June 12, 2013) World No. 18 and the top seed this week at WTA Nürnberg, Jelena Jankovic reached the quarterfinals without much resistance. She finished her darkness-delayed first round match against Arantxa Rus 6-4, 6-2, and followed it up with another breezy 6-2, 6-0 win over Johanna Larsson. The Serb will next take on No. 6 seed Lourdes Dominguez Lino who ousted Mandy Minella...

WTA Nürnberg Gallery: Goerges, Safarova, Petkovic, Minella Advance

Julia Goerges during her win over Alexandra Cadantu on Tuesday (June 11, 2013) The first day of main draw play at the WTA International event in Nürnberg was plagued by rain interruptions, but all but one match was able to finish when the sun returned. After winning a close first set against Alexandra Cadantu in 55 minutes, German Julia Goerges and her opponent were forced to wait...
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