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Dor Y
Mar 14th, 2008, 07:29 AM
What is going on with her?
Is she still injured since the AO?

It was so sad to see that..

cherboy
Mar 14th, 2008, 08:54 AM
she has the same injury like mary pierce and needs a six month break!!! :(

The Kaz
Mar 14th, 2008, 09:18 AM
I saw the fall live on court, it was very nasty...and 40-40 in the first game too :sad:

Andrea get well soon :hug:

dreylau
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:29 PM
good recovery Andrea

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I saw the fall live on court, it was very nasty...and 40-40 in the first game too :sad:

Andrea get well soon :hug:

Oh dear. I knew she had been injured at the Australian Open but I was unaware the injury was a severe as that. For that to happen at such an important stage in a girl career is very unfortunate. I feel really sad hearing that actually. I suppose the only positive is that at her age she should be able to make a swifter recovery than an older player would. But still, very cruel luck. :awww:

I wish her the best on her return although I hope she goes gently and doesn't rush it. It's important to return at 100%.

Dor Y
Mar 15th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Somoe on has the video? I can't find it on youtube..

Carsten
Mar 15th, 2008, 09:56 PM
She most likely will have a 6 months break.. the injury (cruciate ligament rupture) might be a result of an old injury she had after a sled accident in 2005.

But in an interview after it happend she said that she thinks she will recover quickly :)

rated_next
Mar 15th, 2008, 09:57 PM
:sad: :sad:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:12 PM
I didn't know it will take this long.

It looked kinda similar as Ana in Doha. She must be really lucky then.

dreylau
Mar 16th, 2008, 02:37 PM
I just put the video online : http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1L6QJSbmY

The Kaz
Mar 16th, 2008, 02:46 PM
I just put the video online : http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1L6QJSbmY

:sobbing:

I just relived that moment, I was right behind Andrea...like 10 metres away.

Carsten
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:16 PM
here's a vid from her rehab in German:

http://www.rtlhessen.de/videos.php?video=1449&kategorie=0

she's training hard every day for her comeback :)

Slumpsova
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:26 PM
what about Sanja Ancic? :sad:

Viktymise
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:31 PM
what about Sanja Ancic? :sad:

She's retired and gone to college. :sad:

Poor Andy, I really hope she can have a speedy recovery.

Dor Y
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Wish Petkovic a quick recovery :sad:

thanks dreylau and Carsten for the videos :)

Slumpsova
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:39 PM
She's retired and gone to college. :sad:

Poor Andy, I really hope she can have a speedy recovery.
OMG why? :sad:

Viktymise
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:51 PM
OMG why? :sad:

Injuries I think. Big shame though, she was very impressive against Dementieva in the Russia v Croatia Fed Cup tie in 06.

Petkorazzi
Mar 20th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Shame for Sania even though I never liked her. :hug:

AllCourt
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:35 AM
Great to see video of Andrea and to see her so positive. Also great to see Pironkova has a website too and playing better again.

So Disrespectful
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:41 AM
Good luck with your comeback Andrea. I really like her, she seems like such a nice girl!

Karolina_Sprem
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:57 AM
Where is she from originally?? Serbia...Croatia...Bosnia...???

AllCourt
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:03 AM
Serbia I think originally, I met her in Glasgow a couple of years ago she is really personable.

Karolina_Sprem
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:08 AM
Just checked her profile... She is half (serbian)-half (bosnian)... Thats why she plays for Germany...

Medina
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:10 AM
is that true about Sanja, i watched her at Hopman cup, and thought she had a good game :sad:

:sad:

So Disrespectful
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:11 AM
is that true about Sanja, i watched her at Hopman cup, and thought she had a good game :sad:

:sad:

Come on, I liked Sanja too, but she wasn't heading anywhere higher than number 200.

Medina
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:13 AM
Come on, I liked Sanja too, but she wasn't heading anywhere higher than number 200.

I thought that match against Medina ;), that she could actualy make it at least into the top 100.. but no where further then that

Carsten
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:56 AM
Just checked her profile... She is half (serbian)-half (bosnian)... Thats why she plays for Germany...

She's playing for Germany because she's grown up and living there ;)

shrOOf
Mar 23rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Just checked her profile... She is half (serbian)-half (bosnian)... Thats why she plays for Germany...

all half serbians - half bosnians are forced to play for another country?

She grew up and she lives in Germany.

Karolina_Sprem
Mar 23rd, 2008, 04:40 PM
all half serbians - half bosnians are forced to play for another country?

She grew up and she lives in Germany.

Sort of... In this case I would say so because you don't understand the political situation in ex Yugoslavia...
If she is "pure Serbian" or "pure Bosnian" more chances that she would play under Serbian or Bosnian flag.

Carsten
Mar 23rd, 2008, 06:01 PM
If she is "pure Serbian" or "pure Bosnian" more chances that she would play under Serbian or Bosnian flag.

Why should she if she lives in Germany for her whole life?

shrOOf
Mar 23rd, 2008, 06:22 PM
Well she considers herself as German.

btw, Andy is very intelligent. She regularly writes some articles for a big German newspaper where she explains her life on the tour... And her word pool is bigger than the ones of many other Germans.;)

Sarac
Mar 23rd, 2008, 06:48 PM
Well she considers herself as German.

btw, Andy is very intelligent. She regularly writes some articles for a big German newspaper where she explains her life on the tour... And her word pool is bigger than the ones of many other Germans.;)

Ya right. :lol:

shrOOf
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:10 PM
Ya right. :lol:

huh? what?

CooCooCachoo
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:09 PM
Andrea :eek: :sad:

Didn't know it was that bad :o

esquímaux
Mar 24th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Poor Petty :o Brings back memories of that horrific spill Pierce took :o

Spiritof42
Mar 24th, 2008, 05:17 AM
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to come back from this kind of injury.
What happened to Andrea was very unfortunate and painful to watch, but I'm glad to see her keeping a positive attitude.
I wish her the best :hug:

Thanks to Carsten for the link to the rehab video :)

btw, Andy is very intelligent. She regularly writes some articles for a big German newspaper where she explains her life on the tour... And her word pool is bigger than the ones of many other Germans.;)
Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.faz.net/petkovic

mckyle.
Mar 24th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Poor Petty :o Brings back memories of that horrific spill Pierce took :o

omg... Pierce's scream just haunted me for days after watching that.

Nervenbuendel
Mar 24th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Why should she if she lives in Germany for her whole life?

Well, I don't think that Andy has spent her entire life in Germany - the information given on "wtatour.com" indicate that she was born in Tuzla (serbian, croatian and muslim population) 1987 which was at that time part of Yugoslavia. The period from 1992-1995 (war etc.) and existing ethnic/economical frictions changed the whole situation in all kinds of ways so I assume that her family migrated to Germany at some time in this decade.

Guess her serbian background is still latent and why should she deny it? :)

shrOOf
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.faz.net/petkovic

Exactely.

-sugi-
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Andrea :hug:

Carsten
Mar 24th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Well, I don't think that Andy has spent her entire life in Germany - the information given on "wtatour.com" indicate that she was born in Tuzla (serbian, croatian and muslim population) 1987 which was at that time part of Yugoslavia. The period from 1992-1995 (war etc.) and existing ethnic/economical frictions changed the whole situation in all kinds of ways so I assume that her family migrated to Germany at some time in this decade.

Guess her serbian background is still latent and why should she deny it? :)

Yes for sure she spent some time in former Yuguslavia as she was born in Tuzla, but what I wanted to say with "whole life" is that she spent the majority and most important time of her childhood in Darmstadt (or Griesheim) which she also considers as her home town.

And for sure she doesn't deny her serbian backround since she also can speak serbian. :)

But I think It doesn't really matter, she could also play for Timbuktu and she still would be a very nice and likable person :)

Backhand_stille
Apr 18th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Andrea is Serb like Dokic, but has German citzenship :( GOOD LUCK ANDY!!

Dor Y
Apr 24th, 2008, 09:51 AM
And what about Shenay Perry?
I just saw that Shenay plays Doubles in ITF Dothan.. but what about make comback in singles? she have not played a match since Wimbledon last year?

So Disrespectful
Apr 24th, 2008, 12:16 PM
I saw the fall live on court, it was very nasty...and 40-40 in the first game too :sad:

Andrea get well soon :hug:

I wouldn't say the fall itself looked nasty. Ligament damage is often very deceptive, it sometimes manifests as a simple fall, but the twisting itself is what does the damage.

I hope Andrea makes a speedy recovery, it's a difficult injury to overcome.

Dor Y
May 2nd, 2008, 06:34 AM
bump.. anyone knows?

Carsten
May 16th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Some information in English about Andrea:


Andrea Petkovic swings the pen instead of the racket

Hamburg - Instead of playing in Rome at the WTA tournament, German tennis champion Andrea Petkovic is working in the press room at the men's Hamburg Masters. Petkovic, 20, is writing an entertaining blog for the local Abendblatt daily and doing work for the Hamburg 1 television station.

"I like writing and this gives me a nice little break from rehabilitation," Petkovic, who is still curing the cruciate ligament in the right knee she ruptured in January, tells Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

She has also written a blog from the WTA Tour for Germany's leading daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and been responsible for the websites of small tournaments.

The blogs show that she loves to write, while on the reading side her favourite authors are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Oscar Wilde.

He hairdo reveals that she prefers British indie-rock over mainstream music and when she returned from four hours of dancing at an open-air rave event on Monday she named it "The best party of my life."

Next week she will be starting a 14-day work experience in the office of Roland Koch, the acting prime minister of the central German state of Hesse, where she lives, in the town of Griesheim.

After all, she plans to study political science after her tennis career and then would like to become a politician.

"I am considering joining the Social Democratic Party. I am very interested in politics," says Petkovic, who speaks four languages (German, English, Serbian and French).

All this gives an indication that Petkovic isn't your average player who has nothing but tennis on her/his mind.

Tennis is just one part of the life of Petkovic, whose parents are from Tuzla and whose father and coach Zoran played Davis Cup for Yugoslavia.

After graduating from high school in 2006 with the best possible marks, Petkovic turned her attention to professional tennis, having played the game since the age of six.

In a unique masterplan, she gave herself two years to see whether she could make an impact on the WTA Tour and make the top 50. If she fails, the studies and a possible political career could come soon.

"Being ranked around 100 is only a waste of time. That's not worth the effort in tennis," she said.

Petkovic reached the second round at the French and US Open, won the German championships and played Fed Cup, and finally broke into the top 100 early this year.

But she had only barely gained that 91 ranking on January 7 when disaster struck at the Australian Open eight days later. Petkovic ruptured the cruciate ligament in her right knee in the first minute of her opening match with Russia's Anna Chakvetadze.

"I knew immediately that the injury was grave," said Petkovic on the fateful day.

A small scar below the knee is all that is seen of the subsequent operation. But the injury will see her sidelined from the Tour a little longer, with Petkovic hoping to return to WTA action at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart in October after playing in some smaller tournaments to get ready for it.

Petkovic is confident that she can continue her rise through the rankings in what due to the injury is now a three-year plan.

"I am already much fitter than I was last year, so I am very confident. The plan is still to reach the top 50," she says.

Petkovic says she hopes to get a wildcard for Stuttgart, if only for the qualifying round.

"My favourite tournament is the French Open but I love playing in Germany as well. It is so nice playing in front of the home fans," she says.(dpa)

~Eclipsed~
May 17th, 2008, 06:34 AM
And what about Shenay Perry?
I just saw that Shenay plays Doubles in ITF Dothan.. but what about make comback in singles? she have not played a match since Wimbledon last year?

Her case is VERY strange. I know some players like to just play doubles before a singles comeback to get prepared, but she's played like 5 doubles itf events so far this year. I don't know if she is afraid to play singles again or just wants to be a doubles specialist? Or maybe she still has an injury that prevents her from performing at her best in singles. Who knows? :shrug:

Shvedbarilescu
May 17th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Some information in English about Andrea:

Thanks for this great post. Nice to get a good picture of what Andrea is like. She seems a really cool girl. :)

Her case is VERY strange. I know some players like to just play doubles before a singles comeback to get prepared, but she's played like 5 doubles itf events so far this year. I don't know if she is afraid to play singles again or just wants to be a doubles specialist? Or maybe she still has an injury that prevents her from performing at her best in singles. Who knows? :shrug:

Dammit, I hope Shenay returns to singles. She had a game I really liked a lot. :(

Good luck to both Andrea and Shenay.

Carsten
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Andrea is on the Entry List of 75k in Denain (FRA) on September 1st. Finally :D

And i've watched her practice 3 weeks ago at a 25k, she looked quite good and it seemed like she has no more problems with her knee :)

Babolatpro880
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Shenay is finally playing some singles again as well. I hope she can come back into the top 100 and maybe even the top 50. She did have a very nice game.

Dor Y
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:19 AM
great news about Andrea :banana: Hope she will have a good comeback, just when she had a great season last year she got injured at the start of the year :sad: thank you Carsten for the news :)

Dor Y
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Great job from Shenay, she won 2 matches in USA ITF qualis this week and hopefully she will get WC to some big event (maybe the USO?). good luck to her :yeah: