Found April 22, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber cheering during Fed Cup STUTTGART (April 22, 2013) — On Monday at the opening of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, world No. 6 Angelique Kerber and former top 1o player Andrea Petkovic sat down with media and gave their thoughts on everything from their tennis season, to injury recovery, to favorite off-court activities and more. Andrea Petkovic . . . on her recollection of injuring her ankle against Victoria Azarenka in last year’s tournament: “The injury is still in my head. But I want to ban the bad memories and replace them with nice moments. Especially as Stuttgart always has been my favorite tournament.” . . . on surviving without tennis during her injury layoff: “That was by far the most difficult thing. I love tennis and I especially missed the competitive side of the game. But my family and friends have helped me get back on track and given me lots of encouragement.” . . . on getting through her injuries, and her current form: “I’m an optim...

Ivanovic beats Petkovic in Stuttgart

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Ivanovic needed just under 73 minutes to dispatch the 25-year-old Petkovic, who is struggling to regain her form after injury setbacks. ''I'm really annoyed with myself for making so many little mistakes,'' said Petkovic, who has...

Ivanovic beats Petkovic in 1st round in Stuttgart

Ana Ivanovic defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Ivanovic needed just 72 minutes to dispatch the 25-year-old Petkovic, who is struggling to regain her form after injuries. The eighth-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia avoided an upset by beating 21-year-old Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-4. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of...

Germany and Serbia tied after singles

Germany and Serbia were level 1-1 after the opening singles Saturday in their Fed Cup relegation playoff. Angelique Kerber beat Bojana Jovanovski 7-5, 6-2 to give Germany its point after Ana Ivanovic had defeated Mona Barthle 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2. The reverse singles and the doubles are Sunday. The winner of the tie advances to the World Group. Kerber, ranked No. 6 in the world,...

Ivanovic and Petkovic Duel in Stuttgart

  By Tumaini Carayol   (April 23, 2013) STUTGART – Despite what the order of play suggested, Monday evening marked the true beginning of the Porsche Grand Prix. As Andrea Petkovic and Ana Ivanovic marched the court, it was the first time the spectators filled the stadium to the absolute brim. The first time the [...]

Serbia takes 2-1 lead over Germany

Ana Ivanovic has given Serbia a 2-1 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup playoff by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday. Mona Barthel must beat Bojana Jovanovski for Germany to stay in the best-of-five series that ends with the potentially decisive doubles. The winner of the tie advances to the top-tier World Group next season. Ivanovic has won both her singles. She trailed...

Fed Cup: Germany and Serbia Tied 1-1 After Day One

STUTTGART (April 20, 2013) — After day one in the Fed Cup World Group play-off in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena,  Germany and Serbia are all-square at 1-1. Serbian Ana Ivanovic won the opening match against Mona Barthel 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2, but in the day’s second rubber, Angelique Kerber leveled Germany’s chances by defeating Bojana Jovanovski 7-5, 6-2. On her Fed Cup debut...

Fed Cup Gallery: Germany Defeats Serbia in Decisive Rubber

April 21, 2013 — The German Fed Cup team defeated Team Serbia in a tense fifth rubber in World Group Playoffs in Stuttgart’s sold out Porsche Arena Sunday. Ana Ivanovic gave Serbia an early lead as she defeated Angelique Kerber to go up 2-1, but Mona Barthel rallied back and defeated Bojana Jovanovski to take it to a doubles decider. There, Germans Sabine Lisicki and Anna-Lena...
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