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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 out a delay caused by heavy rain.
“It’s very difficult to go in and out and not knowing when the match will go on again,” said Goerges.
Goerges eventually won in straight sets, as did countrywoman Andrea Petkovic over Sofia Arvidsson. The results mean that the two friends will now face each other in the next round.
“This is a toughest thing,” said Goerges. “But I’m looking forward to the second round.”
Tuesday gallery at bottom by Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm features Mandy Minella, Lucie Safarova, Annika Beck, Jessica Pegula, Nina Bratchikova, Yuliya Beygelzimer, Sesil Kratantcheva, Sofia A...
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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.
(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 [...]
Andrea Petkovic during press conference in Nürnberg, Germany on Monday
(June 10, 2013) After failing to qualify for this year’s French Open, former world No. 9 Andrea Petkovic admitted to briefly contemplating retirement after her loss in Paris.
“I sat on the bench next to my coach and said, ‘I quit,’” stated the 25-year-old in Nürnberg on Monday.
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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...
NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP Nürnberg, Germany June 10-15, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Singles – First Round (3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 63 64 (4) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 64 75 (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 62 76(9) (6) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) [...]
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.
(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...