Germany took a 1-0 lead over Slovakia in the Fed Cup first round on Saturday after Andrea Petkovic saved a match point to upset Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
In the second set tiebreaker, the 36th-ranked, hard-hitting Petkovic wasted five straight set points before saving a match point at 6-7 on an indoor hard court.
"It was a turning point...
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Magdalena Rybarikova is unbeaten at the Citi Open: two years, two titles.
The seventh-seeded Slovakian turned things around after a slow start and beat unseeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (2) in Sunday's final to improve to 10-0 at the hard-court tournament.
Half of her four career trophies came at the Citi Open.
''I would love to play (here) all the time...
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...
By David Kane No matter a tennis fan’s complicated allegiances, the vast majority can agree that nobody wants to see a player in pain. Moreover, nobody wants to see an injured player before a new season has truly begin. Sadly, that was exactly what we were forced to witness this week; a mere hours into the 2013 season, the plucky but hapless Andrea Petkovic ruptured the meniscus...
WTA player Andrea Petkovic helped unveil refurbished tennis courts at McClain Park in New Haven ahead of the New Haven Open.
The refurbished courts are part of the Fresh Courts program, which was introduced in 2010 by American Express and the United States Tennis Association and designed to support local tennis in communities across the U.S.
Local dignitaries including Connecticut...
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...
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April 27, 2012
Over the weekend, German tennis star Andrea Petkovic was playing in a Fed Cup doubles match and wanted to wear a red outfit onto the court.
However, the umpire was not too pleased with her wearing red and told Petkovic that she needed to wear the color white which her partner, Julia Gorges was donning.
So, Petkovic did an impromptu wardrobe change in front of the audience:
Andrea Petkovic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a stress fracture in her lower back that could keep her sidelined for two months.
The 24-year-old German player was seeded 10th at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park. She announced her withdrawal on Twitter early Wednesday.
''Sorry to announce that I had to withdraw from the Australian Open...
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January 11, 2012