Andrea Petkovic reach yesterday careers first GS 3rd round, she is WTA TOP40 for months, so already now we are ready without doubt to say that she is 2010 Serbian non-Serbian
tennis player of the Year! Every time when Dokic shows some signs of comeback something goes wrong, and supertalented Kristina Mladenovic transition from juniors to pro-tennis going much slower and harder than anyone expect, so Andrea after another breakthrough season and constant improvement seems also like best pick in this category for upcoming 2011 season also.
Except her Serbian origins and membership of Tennis Club Partizan Belgrade, Andrea's connection with Serbian tennis (players) coming since her juniors days especially with other 1987-born Serbs like Novak Djokovic and of course Ana Ivanovic. This season when she thanks to much better ranking finally have real pro-player schedule (without ITF-circuit or too much MM events) Andrea's friendship with Ana is stronger than ever, and no big surprise that she is Ana's only doubles partner so far this season. As currently best ranked Germans WTA player Andrea will improve for sure in Adidas players hierarchy, which potentially means also more connections with Adidas current biggest WTA superstar (guess who
). Talking about other her off court
activities, Petkovic is known like one of most intelligent and most educated WTA players, but since this season Andrea also shows some signs of ability to attract people and media attention which is some kind of trademark of almost all big Serbian names (Slobodan Zivojinovic, Monica Seles, Jelena Dokic, Jelena Jankovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic...).