Posted April 27, 2012 on
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Andrea Petkovic of Germany will miss the next three months after tearing ligaments in her right ankle at the Porsche Grand Prix.
Petkovic says a scan confirmed the injury on Friday. She twisted her ankle in Thursday's match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in the second round.
Petkovic entered her first tournament since January ranked No. 12 in the world. She had been sidelined with a lower back injury.
She has also been nursing a right knee injury.
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Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals when Andrea Petkovic was forced to retire after injuring her right ankle on Thursday.
Azarenka was leading 6-2, 4-4 when the German stepped awkwardly and twisted her right ankle on the indoor red clay court. Petkovic didn't even try to continue playing and had to be helped off the court...