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lola-b.
Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:10 PM
As it is official now, I will open a clay-thread with the wonderful news:

Andrea got a wildcard for the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart :bounce:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151586639722959&l=5b86505c28

WimbleBine
Mar 23rd, 2013, 11:42 AM
Hätteste dir aber mal mehr mühe geben können :haha:

lola-b.
Mar 23rd, 2013, 03:12 PM
Wobei denn?
Und wenn dir irgend was nicht gefällt: Machs besser als nur zu meckern und andere auszulachen!

WimbleBine
Mar 23rd, 2013, 06:16 PM
ja mach halt mal rein charlston stuttgart und so das man weis wo sie spielt...mein gott ey so empfindlich die leute

lola-b.
Mar 23rd, 2013, 06:54 PM
Sie spielt Stuttgart.
Wenn du weißt, daß sie noch woanders spielt, kannst du das gerne ergänzen.
Aber hier gleich im ersten Post rumzupöbeln, daß dir das nicht ausreicht, was hier geschrieben steht, ohne dich konstruktiv zu beteiligen, finde ich lächerlich.

matthias
Mar 23rd, 2013, 07:18 PM
Also sie spielt Chalreston und Stuttgart mit WC

danach weiss man noch nicht.

Ich hoffe aber das sie Wiesbaden 25K spielt, ist ja bei ihr um die Ecke

Carsten
Mar 30th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Charleston R1 vs. Townsend :) Really good draw, she really should win this!

matthias
Mar 30th, 2013, 07:51 PM
she should beat Taylor for sure, but you never know
i guess Petko never played on this green shit clay before

Carsten
Mar 30th, 2013, 07:53 PM
she should beat Taylor for sure, but you never know
i guess Petko never played on this green shit clay before

Yes she didn't, but actually i think it should suit her game quite well. At least much better than slow red clay.

matthias
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:20 PM
Petko´s section

Shvedova(14) - Qualifier
Petkovic - Townsend
Schiavone - SolerEspinosa
Wozniacki(2) - bye

KatjaS
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Shvedova is in a slump, so Petko's draw really isn't that bad.

JustPetko
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:44 PM
But Townsend could be dangerous :unsure:

Carsten
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:51 PM
But Townsend could be dangerous :unsure:

I don't think there would be many better opponents in that draw :lol: Should really be not a too big problem if Petko manages to play on a solid level.

matthias
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM
Townsend is for sure talented
but Carsten is right, Petko couldnt asked for a better first round´
i just hope she can use it

Carsten
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:56 PM
Townsend is for sure talented
but Carsten is right, Petko couldnt asked for a better first round´
i just hope she can use it

I dont even think Townsend is THAT talented, didn't really like what i saw in IW. And she cant move at all and this is clay.

matthias
Mar 30th, 2013, 08:58 PM
i never saw her play
but she won a Junior GrandSlam, so there must be some talent for sure

Tennis Fool
Mar 30th, 2013, 09:03 PM
This tournament should really tell us where Andrea's current form is, if anything.

Carsten
Mar 30th, 2013, 11:19 PM
i never saw her play
but she won a Junior GrandSlam, so there must be some talent for sure

Well i think those junior GS shouldnt be overrated, there were so many different winners recently. I think she was quite average, not bad for a 16 years old of course, but there are many better juniors IMO.

crazillo
Mar 31st, 2013, 12:41 AM
I think Taylor is quite overrated TBH.

Danars
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:37 AM
i never saw her play
but she won a Junior GrandSlam, so there must be some talent for sure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRN1w4VTMGw

I think she has a nice game to watch, but she is really inconsistent. I guess and hope that Andrea will win here one or two matches.

matthias
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRN1w4VTMGw

I think she has a nice game to watch, but she is really inconsistent. I guess and hope that Andrea will win here one or two matches.

Danke für den Link
Petko sollte das schon gewinnen
aber das hab ich gegen Svitolina gedacht, und auch gegen Tomljanovic
also bin ich immer etwas vorsichtig

Danars
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:54 AM
Danke für den Link
Petko sollte das schon gewinnen
aber das hab ich gegen Svitolina gedacht, und auch gegen Tomljanovic
also bin ich immer etwas vorsichtig

Denke auch, dass sie das gewinnen wrd.
Svitolina gewann ja dann auch das Turnier und Tomljanovic machte auch einer Flipkens (die wohl in sehr guter Form ist) das Leben schwer. Aber wenn Petkovic solide und konstant spielt sollte sie ein, zwei Matches gewinnen. Ist auch die Frage wie gut sie mit den Green Clay zurecht kommt.

Bodensee
Mar 31st, 2013, 10:13 AM
I think Townsend should be no problem on clay.

KatjaS
Mar 31st, 2013, 08:20 PM
Doubles with JJ in Charleston, playing Mladenovic (of course)/Safarova.

KatjaS
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:33 PM
4th match after 10:00 on Center Court tomorrow, so we will finally get to actually see her play.

matthias
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:38 PM
:cheer:




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Petkovic
Apr 1st, 2013, 09:00 AM
Will tonight's match be streamed? Can't find any links yet.

Ps: pretty big chance my two favourites will meet up in the second, that will be exciting.

KatjaS
Apr 1st, 2013, 10:39 AM
It will be on tennistv.

Dorien.
Apr 1st, 2013, 12:03 PM
Good luck, she should beat her :rocker:

Advantage_Set
Apr 1st, 2013, 02:50 PM
Will tonight's match be streamed? Can't find any links yet.

Ps: pretty big chance my two favourites will meet up in the second, that will be exciting.
Yes, it's out on Centre Court.
Overall Charleston has pretty good coverage, they seem to have two of the four courts covered. :worship:

Petkovic
Apr 1st, 2013, 06:29 PM
Yes, it's out on Centre Court.
Overall Charleston has pretty good coverage, they seem to have two of the four courts covered. :worship:

:yeah:

KatjaS
Apr 1st, 2013, 07:15 PM
It's gonna be a while though, 2nd match still isn't finished.

crazillo
Apr 1st, 2013, 10:22 PM
Andrea on court now! Goooo!

Schnffy
Apr 2nd, 2013, 09:58 AM
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130402/PC20/130409886/1268/american-teenager-taylor-townsend-learning-tough-lessons-while-progressing-from-prodigy-to-pro&source=RSS

Andrea Petkovic looked across the tennis court Monday night and loved what she saw: a 16-year-old girl, her ear buds in, bouncing around to music.

Never mind that Petkovic, an eighth-year professional from Germany, was getting ready to give that girl, Taylor Townsend, another unforgiving lesson about the grinding life of making a living in this sport. Petkovic, 25, just found Townsend’s energy so endearing.

...

Petkovic, who two years ago was ranked 10th in the world, fell behind 2-0 in the first set, knotted the set at three games apiece, and then won nine straight games to close. After falling behind 2-0 in the first set, Petkovic thought, “OK, that was a little bit more than I expected. I figure with (Townsend being) 16, you’re not going to hold this level.”

...

Monday was another difficult step from potential to results, the same one all the greats had to make. But Petkovic felt enough power in Townsend’s shots that when she met Townsend at the net after the match, she told her, “Girl, you’re going to be big later on. But please wait until I’m done.”

mk27
Apr 2nd, 2013, 04:05 PM
2nd round against King

Dorien.
Apr 2nd, 2013, 07:33 PM
Well done Petkoooo :)

KatjaS
Apr 2nd, 2013, 09:00 PM
Tomorrow 3rd after 10:00 on Althea (show court).

KatjaS
Apr 2nd, 2013, 10:15 PM
Her doubles match is being streamed by the way. *3-4.

kadiHH
Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:06 PM
Petko and JJ lost doubles 4-6 2-6...

KatjaS
Apr 3rd, 2013, 10:39 AM
Petko and JJ lost doubles 4-6 2-6...

But they looked like they had fun and in my opinion doubles always is a waste of energy during events with tight schedules like this one.

Bodensee
Apr 3rd, 2013, 07:52 PM
Petkovic vs. King 7:5, 6:4

A good performance from Petkovic. I mean she has already Top50 Level. She could play with more Top Spin especially on clay, but good played.

mk27
Apr 3rd, 2013, 07:54 PM
3rd round against Wozniacki (H2H 1:2 for Wozniacki)

KatjaS
Apr 3rd, 2013, 10:02 PM
11:00 tomorrow on Center Court.

Tennis Fool
Apr 4th, 2013, 12:30 AM
Petko-- overcame a tough one.

rucolo
Apr 4th, 2013, 10:04 AM
Andrea into Charleston R3 ! :bounce:

So happy to see her back and winning these matches. Nothing to lose in R3 vs #2 seed Wozniacki. Caroline loves green clay, she is playing very well there. She reached the final at Charleston in 2009, the SF in 2010 and won the title in 2011. With wins over Jankovic, Dementieva, Petrova and Schnyder. I have no expectations, Wozniacki is the favourite. Just hope Andrea can play a nice match, winning a set would be amazing.

crazillo
Apr 4th, 2013, 10:14 AM
I don't think Petko can win against Wozniacki, it was tough tough tough even when she was at her best. But have fun! :)

matthias
Apr 4th, 2013, 11:23 AM
i have zero expectation against WOz, i hope she can win 3 games each set

KatjaS
Apr 4th, 2013, 01:55 PM
She has withdrawn from the tournament. :sad:

No reason given so far but Courtney Nguyen has tweeted that Petko mentioned "her knee swelled after Miami".

CillyUltra
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Let's hope for the best and it's just a precautionary move.

KatjaS
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Though if she had already problems with knee swelling after Miami why would she play doubles here?

KatjaS
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Official reason is a right calf injury. :unsure:

#Petkovic "Very happy I came here. It's a beautiful tourney and I loved every part of it here. Hope to come back under better conditions..."
#Petkovic: "I'm really sorry that I had to pull out but it was just too dangerous and I don't want to risk anything."

Sounds precautionary-ish...?!

Petko on twitter:

You guys, I had to pull out from my match with Caroline because of my right calf. It's been troubling me for the past days & it got worse...

this morning. With the experience I've had with injuries in the past year, I've come to the conclusion it's better to be precautious now.

Thank you for your understanding and I truly hope it's just a matter of days before I get better. I'll keep you updated! Much love from SC!

Demi_Hedem
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:50 PM
precautious,but for such a physical weak person like her, precautious is better

crazillo
Apr 4th, 2013, 04:07 PM
I think unless it's a slam or something, Petko will not risk anything anymore.

matthias
Apr 4th, 2013, 04:32 PM
At least she listen to her body now

Dorien.
Apr 4th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Really I was having a heart attack when I read on twitter she had withdrawn. :o
Good to read it's not looking that bad. Hopefully she is feeling good again very soon.

Schnffy
Apr 4th, 2013, 07:01 PM
@andreapetkovic
Liebes Deutschland, ich komme morgen heim. Wenn es bis dahin nicht aufgehört hat kalt zu sein- DANN GIBT'S AUF DIE FRESSE! Danke.

P.S. Ich freu mich.


Dear Germany, I'm coming home tomorrow. If it hasn't stopped beeing cold by then - YOU GET A HIT RIGHT ON THE KISSER! Thanks.


P.S. I'm looking forward.

:rolls:

crazillo
Apr 4th, 2013, 09:44 PM
:lol:

Aber sie hat sogar Glück!

KatjaS
Apr 4th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Also hier ist's immer noch kalt. :)

Falcon7x
Apr 4th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Hello, has she withdrawn for a cold.

Demi_Hedem
Apr 5th, 2013, 12:12 AM
Hello, has she withdrawn for a cold.

No, for the right calf injury

Dorien.
Apr 5th, 2013, 07:26 PM
She is so funny :lol:

Schnffy
Apr 6th, 2013, 06:14 AM
@andreapetkovic
FINALLY BACK HOME! SO HAPPY! #2monthsintheUSisnicebutlooooooong #longesthashtageveeeer

5:59 am Frankfurter Flughafen - Deutschland schläft....jetzt erstmal zu Mc Donald's.

5:59 at the Frankfurt airport - Germany's sleeping...now first to Mc Donald's

:lol:

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2013, 07:06 AM
:lol:

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crazillo
Apr 6th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Interesting. :lol: When she was at the top, she stated that she loved McDonalds but now has to stop eating it. :D Seems her new relaxed attitude is already showing. :)

matthias
Apr 6th, 2013, 11:26 AM
she never really stopped it, she like to do it once after a tournament streak is over
like her guilty pleasure

Schnffy
Apr 6th, 2013, 01:29 PM
@NoH8Bernie
@andreapetkovic da hätte ich jetzt auch übelst bock drauf!

@andreapetkovic
@NoH8Bernie Hamburger Royal Maxi Menü mit Pommes und Cola und Mayo zum Hieressen!

http://i.imgur.com/SiwzRdD.png

for non-german people: she ate quarter pounder with fries and coke and mayo :lol:

kadiHH
Apr 6th, 2013, 04:55 PM
So she just spent two months in the US and the first thing she does back home is eat at the most American of restaurants????? Oh Petko, please watch the documentary "Supersize Me"--you will never eat at McDonald's ever again!

rucolo
Apr 6th, 2013, 05:08 PM
Andrea :sobbing:

Hope the injury is not serious and she can play Stuttgart :unsure:

KatjaS
Apr 6th, 2013, 05:54 PM
I pulled my calf a bit but it shouldnt be too bad. Going to see doc tomorrow :) Good to hear, you're doing fine!

It still sounds like it wasn't that big a deal, probably really just some irritations because she moves a little odd still because of her knee.

WimbleBine
Apr 6th, 2013, 08:45 PM
schade.....

Schnffy
Apr 8th, 2013, 04:29 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHV7H8rCQAAx8ia.jpg:large

@andreapetkovic
Just seen the doc- everything seems to be fine. I'll be back on court in a couple of days! Woohoo!

:woohoo:

Dorien.
Apr 8th, 2013, 04:58 PM
Great news :woohoo:

KatjaS
Apr 8th, 2013, 05:06 PM
Phew, great news. :)

Carsten
Apr 8th, 2013, 05:16 PM
expected good news :)

matthias
Apr 10th, 2013, 07:28 PM
tomorrow the entry lists for the ITF´s after Stuttgart will be out

maybe Petko will enter Wiesbaden 25K
or a week off?

Carsten
Apr 10th, 2013, 07:45 PM
tomorrow the entry lists for the ITF´s after Stuttgart will be out

maybe Petko will enter Wiesbaden 25K
or a week off?

I dont really think she'll play 25ks. I could imagine her getting a QWC for Madrid also. But we'll see. :)

Although it would be great, i will definitely visit the tournament in Wiesbaden if there are some interesting players.

matthias
Apr 10th, 2013, 07:58 PM
i think Wiesbaden could be different, since it isn´t far from her home
and in that week there isn´t a big ITF
but maybe you are right and she will be in Madrid qualification

mk27
Apr 11th, 2013, 03:14 PM
maybe Petko will enter Wiesbaden 25K

No, she isn't on the entry list.

matthias
Apr 11th, 2013, 03:55 PM
No, she isn't on the entry list.

schade
hätte mir überlegt mal hinzufahren wenn sie gespielt hätte

Carsten
Apr 11th, 2013, 03:58 PM
Aber auch verständlich, weiß nicht ob das soviel bringt und die Gefahr sich zu blamieren gibts da auch immer :lol:

Vielleicht spielt sie ja auch in der Stuttgart Woche sogar noch Quali für das WTA in Portugal die Woche drauf, wer weiß.

mk27
Apr 11th, 2013, 03:59 PM
schade
hätte mir überlegt mal hinzufahren wenn sie gespielt hätte

Ich denke, sie wird eher Madrid Quali spielen wollen.

Quali Cut-Offs dort die letzten Jahre
2012: 168
2011: 351
2010: 113
2009: 134



Vielleicht spielt sie ja auch in der Stuttgart Woche sogar noch Quali für das WTA in Portugal die Woche drauf, wer weiß.

Kann man auf jeden Fall nicht ganz ausschließen. Bislang liegt der Cut-Off dort bei 120, aber 2 bis 3 Absagen gibt es ja eh immer.

matthias
Apr 11th, 2013, 03:59 PM
ja, ich kann es verstehen das ein 25 K etwas klein ist
habe aber auf den "nähe zur Heimat" faktor gehofft
In Wiesbaden hätte ja auch mal paar freunde zusehen können.
Aber wahrscheinlich denk ich da zu amateurhaft

JustPetko
Apr 11th, 2013, 05:25 PM
According to this (http://www.dna.fr/edition-de-strasbourg/2013/04/10/prometteur-vraiment), Andrea received MDWC for Strasbourg :unsure:

Carsten
Apr 11th, 2013, 05:27 PM
According to this (http://www.dna.fr/edition-de-strasbourg/2013/04/10/prometteur-vraiment), Andrea received MDWC for Strasbourg :unsure:

But that's impossible, she already used her 3 MDWCs :confused:

matthias
Apr 11th, 2013, 05:40 PM
Lisicki once earned more then 3 MDWC
but the 4th was a Wimbledon Maindraw WC, so i thought it is a special "rule" because of wimbledon

and Strasbourg would trouble her to play RG Qualifikation

Carsten
Apr 11th, 2013, 05:45 PM
Lisicki once earned more then 3 MDWC
but the 4th was a Wimbledon Maindraw WC, so i thought it is a special "rule" because of wimbledon

and Strasbourg would trouble her to play RG Qualifikation

Yeah the Grand Slams are ITF events and it's a WTA rule.

That really cant be possible.

Dorien.
Apr 11th, 2013, 07:01 PM
Strange that they are announcing it.

Carinafan479
Apr 13th, 2013, 08:27 PM
If she get's the WC for Strasbourg I definitely will be there to support her :rocker:
It's on my way to RG! Allez Petko!

Danars
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:21 AM
So she is playing Straßbourg instead of Paris? :confused:

crazillo
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:27 AM
This is so weird unless she gets a WC for Roland Garros, too. But I have to say this is too many WCs for her, she should take it the hard way and play qualifying. She needs those matches anyways.

KatjaS
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:31 AM
She could have gotten a WC for the FO, but she can't take one for Strasbourg.

crazillo
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:59 AM
She could have gotten a WC for the FO, but she can't take one for Strasbourg.

Yes, I still think this piece of news must be wrong. Because playing in Strassbourg would deny her to take part in RG qualies.

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 04:55 PM
This is so weird unless she gets a WC for Roland Garros, too. But I have to say this is too many WCs for her, she should take it the hard way and play qualifying. She needs those matches anyways.

Well i dont think 3 MDWCs a year is too many. And so far she used all of them quite well :)


But Strasbourg definitely is a mistake and a WC for Paris seems almost impossible for everyone who isnt French or a former number one/multible slam champion :lol: So even if she would play Strasbourg she couldnt play in Paris.

matthias
Apr 14th, 2013, 05:06 PM
RG is not famous for WC given to foreign players outside the AU/US ones
We will see
But I would prefer her to play now qualifying and smaller events instead of getting more and more WC for maindraws

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 05:11 PM
But I would prefer her to play now qualifying and smaller events instead of getting more and more WC for maindraws

Well, more WCs aren't possible anyway so its the only way. Goal should be US Open MD i think, so Top 100 or better, that seems well achievable.

matthias
Apr 14th, 2013, 05:35 PM
Well, more WCs aren't possible anyway so its the only way. Goal should be US Open MD i think, so Top 100 or better, that seems well achievable.

but she could get GrandSlams WC
but i think RG Quali would be good for her
and Wimbledon quali even more

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 06:09 PM
but she could get GrandSlams WC
but i think RG Quali would be good for her
and Wimbledon quali even more

Well i'm not sure about Wimbledon, playing on those shitty courts in Roehampton is always tricky (with many holes in there, many opportunities to injure yourself :tape:). I wouldn't mind a WC there :lol:

But in the end i think it doesn't really matter, as long as she stays healthy and finds her form she'll go her way with or without WCs. :)

Fury
Apr 14th, 2013, 06:12 PM
Strasbourg is not on her website. Only Madrid and RG.

Wimbledon WC would be possible. But not good for her.

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Strasbourg is not on her website. Only Madrid and RG.

So seems like she's getting a WC for Madrid Q.



Wimbledon WC would be possible. But not good for her.

Well it always depends on the draw, when youre unseeded you can either be very lucky or really unlucky at the slams.

Fury
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:14 PM
[/QUOTE]Well it always depends on the draw, when youre unseeded you can either be very lucky or really unlucky at the slams.[/QUOTE]

You`re right - but it`s grass ...

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:17 PM
Well it always depends on the draw, when youre unseeded you can either be very lucky or really unlucky at the slams.[/quote]

You`re right - but it`s grass ...[/quote]

Yeah, but honestly, she isn't THAT bad on grass, i think she just needed some time to get used to it.

matthias
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:18 PM
Sure, if she get one of the players who are even more worse on grass then her then a WC would be fine
But it's a lottery
And she never did well in Wimbledon, so I guess they don't even know her ;)

matthias
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:23 PM
.

Yeah, but honestly, she isn't THAT bad on grass, i think she just needed some time to get used to it.

IMO she need the right mood, back in 2011 I had the feeling she was way to negative regarding grass and so she sucked
But she also reached the the final of sHertogenbosch in 2010
So she can play well good on grass to when she has the right mindset

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:28 PM
.

IMO she need the right mood, back in 2011 I had the feeling she was way to negative regarding grass and so she sucked
But she also reached the the final of sHertogenbosch in 2010
So she can play well good on grass to when she has the right mindset

Yeah often its a mental thing with her, she thinks shes bad and then she is. :lol:

Yes in sHertogenboch she played some solid Tennis on grass and even could have beaten Henin in the final without that mental breakdown in 3rd set. And she also had a tight match on grass vs. Venus in 2011 which isn't too bad as well.

matthias
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Yeah, maybe qualifying in roehampton could give her a good feeling
And maybe "new" Andrea is more relaxed and can even enjoy the grass stuff ;)

Dorien.
Apr 15th, 2013, 06:08 PM
No matter what. I hope she just play main draw at wimbledon. It would be nice if she get a wildcard so I can see her for sure :p

mk27
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:09 PM
Stuttgart

Ivanovic vs Petkovic

matthias
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:28 PM
tough match
we will see how it will goes

Tennis Fool
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:56 PM
Her full section:

1 Sharapova BYE
Barthel vs Safarova
Ivanovic vs WC Petkovic
Q vs 8 Petrova

Not to most ideal draw, to say the least. She is 1-2 against Ana, but this their first meeting on clay. Andrea has 2nd round points to defend here.

Dorien.
Apr 20th, 2013, 07:26 PM
Totally no idea what to think about it. Good luck :rocker:

Carsten
Apr 20th, 2013, 09:22 PM
well not a very good draw but could have been worse too. Still nothing to lose so we'll see :)

crazillo
Apr 20th, 2013, 09:41 PM
TBH I think every single match will be like running up a hill. So let's run up the first one then .:)

guichard
Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:54 PM
She did enter Strasbourg, whether she plays it or not we will see http://www.quarterback.fr/images/stories/strasbourg2013/listejoueusesis2013.pdf

KatjaS
Apr 22nd, 2013, 04:36 PM
CC 18:00 tomorrow.

matthias
Apr 22nd, 2013, 05:19 PM
She did enter Strasbourg, whether she plays it or not we will see http://www.quarterback.fr/images/stories/strasbourg2013/listejoueusesis2013.pdf

last year MD-Cut was #85
Qualifying had BYE´s

she can´t take another Maindraw WC at WTA-Events
and she just should play if she get a RG MainDraw WC

guichard
Apr 22nd, 2013, 05:41 PM
last year MD-Cut was #85
Qualifying had BYE´s

she can´t take another Maindraw WC at WTA-Events
and she just should play if she get a RG MainDraw WC
Yeah I know about the WC situation . That's why I said we will see if she plays .


If she doesn't get a RG_WC, she can still play Starsbourg qualies and "tank" by Tuesday but she is not going to that

elba
Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:53 PM
Einfach, Mona und Angie haben ihr gezeigt, wie man nicht spielen soll, jetzt zeigt sie, das sie hätte spielen sollen. :)

Tennis Fool
Apr 23rd, 2013, 05:46 PM
Fell to Ivanovic, 3 & 2 :hug:

Now 1-3 lifetime against Ana.

Dorien.
Apr 23rd, 2013, 06:14 PM
I didn't saw the match. So no idea what to say about. :hug:

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:49 PM
Petko is #16 on the alternate list for Rome Qualifying

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:56 PM
Petko is #16 on the alternate list for Rome Qualifying

So there should be chances to get in I think.

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:57 PM
So there should be chances to get in I think.

i hope so too
hope some players in front of her will switch to ITF Events

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:59 PM
i hope so too
hope some players in front of her will switch to ITF Events

If not, she still would have QWCs left. But not sure if she really wants to play there since she doesn't have it on her Website.

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:02 PM
If not, she still would have QWCs left. But not sure if she really wants to play there since she doesn't have it on her Website.

maybe it isn´t on her website because she isn´t sure if she is able to play there
Madrid may already awarded her a WC

crazillo
Apr 23rd, 2013, 09:05 PM
She should player smaller events. I don't think her schedule is that great.

Ziva
Apr 23rd, 2013, 09:05 PM
She shouldn't waste those WC's so fast.

Quali would have been better and still will be better atm.

Carsten
Apr 23rd, 2013, 09:12 PM
She should player smaller events. I don't think her schedule is that great.

Well so far she made some good points at the big events, but if she keeps playing like today, which i don't hope (and don't think :lol:) she should play some smaller events. But there aren't many Internationals now, next week she could have played in Portugal, but then again theres only Madrid and Rome before Paris. And after that she'll play Nürnberg before she most likely has to play Wimbledon qualies.

JustPetko
Apr 24th, 2013, 04:15 PM
Win in doubles :yeah:

Dorien.
Apr 24th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Good to see her win in doubles :)

Schnffy
Apr 25th, 2013, 09:17 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=27144338&postcount=192
Für die French Open Ende Mai hat sie eine Wildcard beantragt.

sport1.de says she has requested a WC for the FO

rucolo
Apr 25th, 2013, 11:07 AM
Andrea :sad:

But excellent win in doubles with Angie over Makarova/Vesnina ! :eek: :yeah:

Beating these Top 10 players in straight sets is very impressive. Andrea/Angie played really well. They wanted the win so much. And were very happy when they won. This was an important win for Andrea I think. Good for her confidence, and she needs matches.

Andrea/Angie hätten das Match sogar schon früher zumachen können, bei 5-4 [40-15] in Satz 2 hatten sie 3 Matchbälle. Andrea hätte den ersten eigentlich verwerten müssen, beging aber auf den leichtesten Ball einen dummen Fehler. Sie stand auf der rechten Seite im Halbfeld und hätte den kurzen mittelhohen Ball ohne Geschwindigkeit nur mit der Vorhand longline ins völlig freie Feld spielen müssen. Der Ball segelte aber leider ins Aus. Danach noch ein Fehler von Andrea. Und kurze Zeit später stand es 5-5. Aber macht ja nix, Andrea/Angie haben dann ja 6-1 7-6 gewonnen. Super Sieg. Andrea hat teilweise stark aufgeschlagen, tolle Grundlinienschläge. Ihr fehlt einfach noch die Matchpraxis, das merkt man ab und zu. Angie hat sehr gute Volleys gemacht und toll gekämpft.

Dorien.
Apr 25th, 2013, 06:36 PM
And beating Groenefeld and Peschke too :cheer:

guichard
Apr 29th, 2013, 12:54 PM
Qualifying WC in Madrid for andrea http://www.madrid-open.com/en/noticias-mutua/listas-las-wild-cards-para-el-mutua-madrid-open/

KatjaS
Apr 29th, 2013, 01:52 PM
I hope plays something between Madrid and the French Open, in the week of Rome she could play Prague which has a very good field or Saint Gaudens which would be an relatively easy way to score some points.

KatjaS
May 1st, 2013, 04:39 PM
She didn't make the MD in Nuremberg, so either she is eligible for the 3 extra "10 year veteran" wild cards or she has to qualify.

crazillo
May 2nd, 2013, 12:51 PM
Again, Petkovic needs matches.

KatjaS
May 2nd, 2013, 04:01 PM
You've got to be kidding me.

Q Draw

29 KEYS, Madison USA
30 LUCIC-BARONI, Mirjana CRO
31 PETKOVIC, Andrea GER
32 MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie USA

2 of the 3 players I didn't want her to face in her eighth. :facepalm:

mk27
May 2nd, 2013, 04:17 PM
Time to play ITF tournaments :shrug:

It was clear that even the qualifying draw would be very tough.

KatjaS
May 2nd, 2013, 04:40 PM
Out of 31 possible opponents she drew the one who just made the Stuttgart semis, nothing was "clear".

Steff_forever
May 2nd, 2013, 05:04 PM
what bad luck but maybe Beth has a bad day...

fight Andrea ! :yeah:

guichard
May 2nd, 2013, 06:08 PM
Time to play ITF tournaments :shrug:

It was clear that even the qualifying draw would be very tough.
Soon she might have to

Dorien.
May 2nd, 2013, 06:58 PM
That will be tough. Good luck Petko :rocker:

Tennis Fool
May 2nd, 2013, 11:56 PM
Yeah, she definitely didn't want to draw BMS first thing :facepalm:

Anyway, GO PETKO!

Tecumseh
May 3rd, 2013, 06:04 AM
If Andrea gets past BMS she will qualify. Keys is of course talented but too brainless and too much of a choker in order to be a real threat for Andrea.

chaton
May 3rd, 2013, 01:52 PM
Andrea is not very lucky with her draws right now. Mattek-Sands in my eyes is the toughest opponent she could face in first round.

CillyUltra
May 3rd, 2013, 03:44 PM
Not a shame to lose against Mattek-Sands, even when she will be pissed off again.

But she should definitely consider playing the 100ks in Prague (the week of Rome) and Marseille (2nd week of RG). She needs matches above all right now.

matthias
May 3rd, 2013, 05:48 PM
Der Fluch und Segen von WC

Sicherlich ist BMS momentan gut drauf
Aber es ist nun mal ein mandatory Event
da gibt es kaum leichte Gegner

In dem man alle 8-10 Tage mal ein Match hat,
bekommt
man keinen Rhythmus und keine matchhärte
Petko braucht jetzt Matches Matches Matches
Und deswegen hoffe ich das sie ihre WC schnell aufgebraucht hat
Vorher hab ich kaum Hoffnung das es besser wird


Ich hab schon gewusst warum ich gehofft habe das sie Wiesbaden spielt
Aber WC und die Aussicht auf gute Ranglistenpunkte
sorgen halt oftmals dafür das Spieler sich selbst überschätzen
und nicht sehen was besser für die wäre.

WC in Stuttgart war ja okay, aber Madrid war wirklich unnötig
Ich hoffe nur das sie keine in RG bekommt
Denn auch wenn sie mit losglück dort eine runde gewinnt würde es sie nicht weiterbringen

Dorien.
May 3rd, 2013, 06:37 PM
Yeah, you cannot blame her to lose to BMS who had a great tournament in stuttgart. Hopefully she going some smaller tournaments now so she can play some matches.

KatjaS
May 3rd, 2013, 07:35 PM
Petko asked for a WC for Rome but didn't get one:

Rome without us this year...#directionHome

no wc for Andrea there...no class - for Rome from me

ozza
May 3rd, 2013, 10:13 PM
I like Petkovic and came here to talk about her schedule. Seems you all agree with what I was going to say, she is still scheduling like a top 10 player. Is she even down for any ITF's?

matthias
May 3rd, 2013, 10:16 PM
I like Petkovic and came here to talk about her schedule. Seems you all agree with what I was going to say, she is still scheduling like a top 10 player. Is she even down for any ITF's?

no, i guess she hasn´t entered any ITF yet
someone said she asked for a RG Maindraw WC
and she was offered a Strasbourg MD WC

seems like she is eligible for the 3 extra WC´s because she is now 10 years on tour

ozza
May 3rd, 2013, 10:42 PM
Those two kind of go hand in hand really don't they. She can only really accept a Strasbourg WC if she gets a Roland Garros WC. Surely she is using one of those WC's for Nuremberg?

Tennis Fool
May 4th, 2013, 12:32 AM
Fell to BMS, 36 57, in an almost 2-hour match. Lots of break points opportunities she couldn't convert (4/12), but fell quickly on her own (6/11).

Well, we knew it was going to be hard.

Schnffy
May 4th, 2013, 07:06 AM
petko's coach twittered this:

@svenja_mastro no wc for Andrea there...no class - for Rome from me

@catellaweb yep no wc for Andrea even not for qulis...sad...


Rome without us this year...#directionHome

‏@jblackstock44
@spajn why? What is the plan? Can't wait for you guys to be back on top again.

@jblackstock44 in 3 days we know more ;)idemooo

@spajn OMG...I hope everything is Okay...Thank you so much for responding back. You guys are the BEST! Stay Strong!

crazillo
May 4th, 2013, 11:24 AM
She should play 100k events instead of those big tournaments. Lisicki did it the hard way, too. Having one match in ten days is not going to help...

Carsten
May 4th, 2013, 01:01 PM
Afterwards its always easy to say it wrong to do this and wrong to do that ;)
I think its absolutely understandable she's using all the wildcards and it worked really well in Miami and Charleston. It's not like she can get them forever so it's clear she'll have to play smaller events if its not clicking the next few weeks and she already said she would. It's not like she doesn't have time, this year we can't expect much of her and she doesn't expect too much as well.

And maybe the positive side is that it may not be too bad for her body to start slowly with not too many maches :lol:

crazillo
May 4th, 2013, 03:27 PM
I don't agree, her schedule is exactly the same as when she was ranked inside the top 10. Other players start out with some smaller events (look at Nadal and Pennetta) and then slowly build upon that. I don't think Petko is doing the right thing there, because losses are losses and they will affect her.

Carsten
May 4th, 2013, 03:50 PM
I don't agree, her schedule is exactly the same as when she was ranked inside the top 10. Other players start out with some smaller events (look at Nadal and Pennetta) and then slowly build upon that. I don't think Petko is doing the right thing there, because losses are losses and they will affect her.

Well it's only two losses to in-form players so far, and i'm sure she knows how to handle that.

And as I said there aren't many WCs left and I definitely think it's worth trying it as we've seen in Miami and Charleston. Another WC will be for Nuremberg which is a smaller event.
I really dont think theres a reason to worry about her schedule, most impostant is she stays healthy. :)


And Nadal surlely would have played bigger events if they would have been on clay. ;) But that comparision isn't that good i think :lol:

guichard
May 4th, 2013, 05:14 PM
Those two kind of go hand in hand really don't they. She can only really accept a Strasbourg WC if she gets a Roland Garros WC. Surely she is using one of those WC's for Nuremberg?
Yes, they do. A player can have an unlimited number of Grand Slam WC, so RG WC will not count in the extra 3 WC she might be eligible for.

ozza
May 4th, 2013, 06:01 PM
Yes, they do. A player can have an unlimited number of Grand Slam WC, so RG WC will not count in the extra 3 WC she might be eligible for.

I was thinking she'd probably rather enter Roland Garros qualifying instead.

guichard
May 4th, 2013, 06:12 PM
I was thinking she'd probably rather enter Roland Garros qualifying instead.
It is a better option for her, we will see

matthias
May 4th, 2013, 07:06 PM
Well it's only two losses to in-form players so far, and i'm sure she knows how to handle that.

And as I said there aren't many WCs left and I definitely think it's worth trying it as we've seen in Miami and Charleston. Another WC will be for Nuremberg which is a smaller event.
I really dont think theres a reason to worry about her schedule, most impostant is she stays healthy. :)


And Nadal surlely would have played bigger events if they would have been on clay. ;) But that comparision isn't that good i think :lol:

For me it isn't about the losses, its more about the fact that she has just 1 Match all 10 days
How to get her Rhythm back that way?

Carsten
May 4th, 2013, 07:30 PM
For me it isn't about the losses, its more about the fact that she has just 1 Match all 10 days
How to get her Rhythm back that way?

Well it's gonna take some time. But sooner or later she will have to play some smaller tournaments or she will have found her form.

I'm not expecting anything at the moment. In the end i'm happy as long as she's not injured and kepps playing. Even if we have to stay patient and can't see her play that often (which is actually my biggest "problem" with the situation now :lol:).

matthias
May 4th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Yeah, it's annoying to wait 2 weeks for the next match

I guess next is either RG quali or Strasbourg

Fury
May 9th, 2013, 02:31 PM
It's RG:

https://www.facebook.com/petkovicandrea

Schnffy
May 9th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Hallo ihr Lieben! Ich hoffe, Euch geht es fantastisch und Ihr genießt die Sonne in Deutschland (Wahnsinn, oder?). Ich befinde mich zur Zeit in München und gehe jeden Tag brav zu meinem Doc Müller-Wohlfahrt, um für die French Open im Vollbesitz meiner Kräfte zu sein. Wenn mich jemand topfit kriegen sollte, dann definitiv er! Mir geht es körperlich generell ganz gut, aber mein Knie braucht immer wieder spezielle Behandlungen, da ich ja tatsächlich versuche auf höchstem Niveau zu spielen und zu trainieren und meine Knie-OP erst 4 Monate zurück liegt. Leider sind die letzten zwei Turniere nicht so gelaufen, wie ich es mir gewünscht hätte, aber ich hatte zwei toughe Matches gegen starke Gegenerinnen (Ana Ivanovic und Bethanie Mattek-Sands), aus denen ich auf jeden Fall ein/zwei Dinge mitnehmen konnte, die mir in meiner Vorbereitung für die French Open helfen werden- mein erstes Grand Slam seit den letztjährigen US Open, wow! Mögt ihr eigentlich Schach? Ich lese gerade ein Buch über Bobby Fischer und versuche mich in das Spiel hineinzufuchsen. Es ist super herausfordernd, probiert es doch mal aus! Ich wünsche Euch allen eine wundervolle Woche! Ich melde mich wieder, Umarmungen aus München, Andrea ♥

Hello you guys! I hope you are all doing fabulous and enjoying the sun (at least here in Germany we finally have sunny weather). I am in Munich right know seeing my doctor Müller-Wohlfahrt everyday and getting ready for the French Open. If somebody will bring me to perfect shape, it's definitely him! I feel physically fine in general, it's just that my knee still needs special treatments as I am trying to compete on the highest level and just had surgery 4 months ago. Unfortunately the last two tournaments didn't go as I wished but I had two tough matches against strong opponents (Ana Ivanovic and Bethanie Mattek-Sands) that definitely taught me a thing or two and will help me in my preparation for my first Grand Slam after last year's US Open- wow! Do you guys like chess? I'm really into a book about Bobby Fischer right now and trying to get into the game. It's really challenging and you should try it out! I wish you all a wonderful week! Speak soon, xoxo, Andrea ♥

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/936508_10151380358096205_144869242_n.jpg

WimbleBine
May 9th, 2013, 07:29 PM
sonne :help:

WimbleBine
May 13th, 2013, 08:29 AM
AUf twitter hies es sie ist in rom aber sie ist nicht in der auslosung???

Demi_Hedem
May 14th, 2013, 07:01 AM
AUf twitter hies es sie ist in rom aber sie ist nicht in der auslosung???

no, guess she was in Rome only for some shootings
She didn't get a WC for the qualifying draw

CillyUltra
May 14th, 2013, 07:39 AM
Andrea will play Bundesliga on Friday in Ratingen. It's not clear yet whether she will play away in Stuttgart on Sunday.

Weitaus spannender als auf den Plätzen ging es hinter den Kulissen zu. Die Telefondrähte glühten. Am späten Nachmittag war dann der Doppelerfolg perfekt: M2Beauté, die Damenmannschaft des RTC Grün-Weiß hatte BASF Tennisclub mit 7:2 besiegt und Andrea Petkovic ihre Zusage gegeben, beim zweiten Heimspiel der Ratingerinnen am Freitag gegen Etuf Essen mitzuspielen. "Das ist für uns das Highlight am Pfingst-Wochenende", meinte RTC-Manager Daniel Meier.

Als der Sieg in trockenen Tüchern war, kam auch die positive Nachricht von Vater Petkovic. Demnach ist Andrea Petkovic jetzt noch bei Dr. Müller-Wohlfarth in München, um ihre Wade behandeln zu lassen. Daniel Meier hat aber inzwischen schon einen Flug für Donnerstag Abend gebucht, wo er sie am Düsseldorfer Flughafen abholen wird. Ob sie auch am Sonntag beim Auswärtsspiel in Stuttgart mitwirken wird, weiß Meier noch nicht. Er gibt ihr aber eine Wildcard: "Sie braucht sicherlich Spielpraxis. Und bei uns kann sie so oft spielen, wie sie will."

http://www.rp-online.de/region-duesseldorf/ratingen/sport/rtc-damen-freitag-mit-andrea-petkovic-1.3394051

matthias
May 14th, 2013, 10:31 AM
good decision to play Bundesliga

mk27
May 14th, 2013, 10:34 AM
But she won't get a strong opponent in her BL match.

matthias
May 14th, 2013, 10:50 AM
Better then nothing

mk27
May 14th, 2013, 11:41 AM
And it's better for her to play on Sunday as well.

matthias
May 14th, 2013, 11:52 AM
i hope so
to have 2 matches on 3 days would be good for her i guess

KatjaS
May 14th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Official now: Wild Card in Nuremberg

http://www.focus.de/sport/tennis/tennis-drei-deutsche-spielerinnen-in-nuernberg-dabei_aid_989324.html

KatjaS
May 15th, 2013, 05:05 PM
Just in case anybody had hope: She's not been given a WC into Paris.

ozza
May 15th, 2013, 05:39 PM
Qualifying may not be the worst thing for her anyway. She needs matches.

Demi_Hedem
May 16th, 2013, 12:57 AM
as expected, no WC into FO main draw
qualifying is actually better for her

matthias
May 16th, 2013, 08:04 AM
i like to see her RG qualifying too
and it was NID she would have to play
RG is not famous for give WC to non-french apart from this AO/US swap

crazillo
May 16th, 2013, 09:29 AM
It's better for Petkovic to play qualies anyways.

KatjaS
May 16th, 2013, 10:49 AM
At least in the FO Q there's no risk to run into an opponent like BMS.

mk27
May 16th, 2013, 02:47 PM
Petkovic is not on the entry list for Marseille :tape:

Dorien.
May 16th, 2013, 06:02 PM
Good thing she has to play qualy indeed.

CillyUltra
May 17th, 2013, 03:06 PM
According to this tweet Andrea will play Palermo.

https://twitter.com/vincenzoarmetta/status/335362883548504066

mk27
May 17th, 2013, 03:08 PM
She has won her Bundesliga match against Katharina Lehnert 64 64

crazillo
May 17th, 2013, 04:51 PM
That's far from convincing though...

Carsten
May 17th, 2013, 04:52 PM
It's only Bundesliga :shrug:

Schnffy
May 18th, 2013, 03:08 PM
@einmalteduerr
#schiedsrichter in #ratingen gewesen. @andreapetkovic sehr nette und vor allem unglaublich faire sportlerin. chapeau! #tennis

was #umpire in #ratingen. @andreapetkovic very nice and above all incredible fair sportswoman. chapeau! #tennis


:worship:

Schnffy
May 19th, 2013, 10:04 PM
http://www.rp-online.de/region-duesseldorf/ratingen/sport/petkovic-will-spielen-siegen-spass-haben-1.3402781
Petkovic will spielen, siegen, Spaß haben
VON THOMAS SCHULZE

Ratingen (RP). M2Beauté, die Damenmannschaft des RTC Grün-Weiß, erwartet heute in der Tennis-Bundesliga Etuf Essen.

Der erste Stein plumpste Daniel Meier gestern Abend von der Seele, als kurz nach 22.30 Uhr die Maschine aus München landete und er eine halbe Stunde später Andrea Petkovic begrüßen konnte. In der bayrischen Metropole hatte sie noch einmal bei Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt ihre Wade untersuchen und sich grünes Licht geben lassen. Vom Flughafen aus ging es in Ladhotel Krummenweg und nach einem Drink ins Bett. Heute morgen folgt nach dem Frühstück die Teambesprechung, dann schlagen sich die Spielerinnen ein. Um 13 Uhr beginnt dann auf der Anlage am Götschenbeck das Bundesligaspiel des RTC Grün-Weiß gegen Etuf Essen.

Womit wir beim zweiten Stein wären, der Daniel Meier noch auf der Seele liegt. "Im Rest der Republik ist super Wetter, nur bei uns diese Grütze", ärgert er sich. So hofft er, dass es heute wenigstens nicht regnet, so dass die Spiele unter freiem Himmel stattfinden können.

Die Ratingerinnen werden nicht nur mit der ehemaligen Weltranglisten-Neunten Petkovic antreten, die aufgrund diverser Verletzungen auf Rang 138 abgerutscht ist und daher beim RTC auch nur an Position fünf spielt, sondern ein starkes Team stellt. Es wird angeführt von der Schweizerin Stefanie Vögele, dahinter kommen die Luxemburgerin Mandy Minella, Tatjana Malek, die Kasachin Sesil Karatantcheva und Greta Arn zum Einsatz. Letztere hat im Vorjahr noch einige Spiele für den RTC an Position eins bestritten. "Das zeigt, dass wir insgesamt sehr gut besetzt sind", sagt Daniel Meier selbstbewusst. Das ist ihm besonders wichtig, denn: "Andrea kann auch nur ein Einzel und ein Doppel für uns gewinnen."

Vor Etuf Essen hat er Respekt. "Die sind immer gut und wir haben uns schon so manches mal gegen sie schwer getan", erinnert sich Meier, der sein Team zwar in der Favoritenrolle sieht, aber warnt: "Stuttgart war gegen Essen auch Favorit und hat 4:5 verloren." Das wollen die Ratingerinnen vermeiden. Schließlich kommt Andrea Petkovic nicht nur nach Ratingen um Spielpraxis zu sammeln, sondern auch um zu gewinnen, Spaß zu haben und Selbstvertrauen zu tanken.

http://www.rp-online.de/region-duesseldorf/ratingen/sport/petkovic-erst-in-ratingen-dann-in-paris-1.3407245
Petkovic erst in Ratingen, dann in Paris
VON THOMAS SCHULZE

Ratingen (RP). M2Beauté Ratingen besiegt Etuf Essen mit 9:0. Hervorragendes Tennis begeistert 500 Zuschauer bei kühlem Wetter.

Als Andrea Petkovic den Platz betritt, füllt sich die Anlage in windeseile. Bereits ihr Aufwärmprogramm wird von den Zuschauern mit Argusaugen verfolgt. "Sie macht alle Bewegungen, die sie im Spiel braucht", stellt einer der Kiebitze fachkundig fest. 500 Zuschauer sind an diesem Freitag Mittag zum Götschenbeck gekommen, obwohl der Himmel bedeckt ist, es leicht nieselt und die Temperaturen um zwölf Grad eigentlich nicht zum Verweilen einladen. Aber sie bleiben alle, obwohl die Begegnung gegen Essen viel länger dauert als erwartet. Das liegt daran, dass sich Mandy Minella, Sesil Karatantcheva und Greta Arn in der ersten Runde überraschend schwer tun und um ihre Siege kämpfen müssen. So hatte Traienr Oliver Selbach recht behalten, der am Morgen in der Mannschaftssitzung gewarnt hatte: "Es ist für uns ein wichtiges Spiel und wir haben uns gegen Essen immer schwer getan." Aber am Ende reicht es zur 3:0-Führung.

Dann kommt Andrea Petkovic. Und während das eigentliche Spitzenspiel des Tages zwischen Elina Svitolina und Andreea Cristina Mitu auf dem nebenplatz quasi unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit ausgetragen wird, sind alle Blicke auf Ratingens Nummer fünf gerichtet. An dieser Position spielt Andrea Petkovic, die aufgrund ihrer Verletzungsmisere in der Weltrangliste von Rang neun auf 138 abgerutscht ist, gegen die körperlich wesentlich schwächere Katharina Lehnert.

Ein Spaziergang wurde es für Andrea Petkovic nicht. Sie wurde gefordert, in einigen Situationen vielleicht mehr als ihr lieb war. Aber unter diesen Wettbewerbsbedingungen sammelte sie die Spielpraxis, die sie nach ihrer Verletzungspause so dringend benötigt. "Das war ein richtiger Härtetest", sagte Andrea Petkovic. Nach Stuttgart wird sie aber morgen nicht mit der Mannschaft fahren. Bereits gestern düste sie nach dem Abendessen nach Darmstadt. Morgen will sie nach Paris fahren, um sich dort auf die French Open vorzubereiten.

Es war ein großer Tag für den Ratinger Sport und den RTC Grün-Weiß. Dreimal treten die Ratingerinnen nun auswärts an (Sonntag in Stuttgart, dann in Moers und Berlin) und wenn alles planmäßig läuft, kommt es dann am 9. Juni in Ratingen gegen Bocholt zum Endspiel um die Deutsche Meisterschaft. Das ist das große Ziel.

frizzle fry
May 20th, 2013, 05:51 AM
She is obviously only one spot out of seeds in RG Qualies :)

matthias
May 20th, 2013, 12:57 PM
when will the Quali Draw be done ?

Carsten
May 20th, 2013, 12:59 PM
when will the Quali Draw be done ?

Tomorrrow I think, if it starts wednesday.

matthias
May 20th, 2013, 01:00 PM
okay, i thought Quali will start Tuesday, but maybe just the guys then

Carsten
May 20th, 2013, 01:02 PM
okay, i thought Quali will start Tuesday, but maybe just the guys then

yes i think the men start. But i'm not 100% sure, as every year :lol:

matthias
May 20th, 2013, 01:05 PM
yes i think the men start. But i'm not 100% sure, as every year :lol:

i will never remember when they start too

Carsten
May 20th, 2013, 01:10 PM
i will never remember when they start too

Last year the men played on tuesday, so i guess its the same in 2013 :)

KatjaS
May 20th, 2013, 01:10 PM
Last year the draw was made on Tuesday and they started on Wednesday (on the women's side). ;)

frizzle fry
May 21st, 2013, 05:06 AM
She is obviously only one spot out of seeds in RG Qualies :)

Petko seeded now as Glatch is out.

Carsten
May 21st, 2013, 03:12 PM
French Open Qualifying:

Galina Voskoboeva - Corinna Dentoni
Johanna Konta - Saisai Zheng
Qiang Wang - Yi-Miao Zhou
Andrea Petkovic - Nadiya Kichenok


Not a bad draw definitely.

KatjaS
May 21st, 2013, 03:28 PM
That's a decent draw.

Demi_Hedem
May 21st, 2013, 03:47 PM
not a bad draw, but considering her performance last week in Bundesliga, I would like to say everyone could be dangerous:( wish her good luck!

crazillo
May 21st, 2013, 04:15 PM
Voskoboeva could be a tough opponent but she's brainless sometimes. I think she should come through to R3 easily.

KatjaS
May 21st, 2013, 04:42 PM
not a bad draw, but considering her performance last week in Bundesliga, I would like to say everyone could be dangerous:( wish her good luck!

As Carsten said, Bundesliga is pretty much an exho match. Wouldn't read too much into that.

matthias
May 21st, 2013, 04:50 PM
i just hope she get finally 3 matches in a row to get back to her match routine

Dorien.
May 21st, 2013, 05:51 PM
Not a bad draw. Good luck :rocker:

KV
May 21st, 2013, 07:00 PM
Hopefully Petko will make the RG M.D. I'm sure there are better things to come for this season, unless she picks an injury. GO Petko.

KatjaS
May 21st, 2013, 07:05 PM
Don't even mention the i-word.

Tennis Fool
May 22nd, 2013, 12:22 AM
Should at least win her first match. Any win is just a benefit to her now.

Go Petko!

Schnffy
May 22nd, 2013, 08:15 AM
good luck petko :)

Carsten
May 22nd, 2013, 12:06 PM
Petko def. N. Kichenok 6:4 6:4

surely she's still not at her best, but winning in straight sets is completely fine :)

KatjaS
May 22nd, 2013, 12:12 PM
Maybe Kichenok played really well. I hope. :)

Carsten
May 22nd, 2013, 12:15 PM
Maybe Kichenok played really well. I hope. :)

I'm sure most of her lower ranked opponents have some extra-motivation to beat a former top 10 player. So probably she was playing well, yeah.

KatjaS
May 22nd, 2013, 12:24 PM
What's a bit worrying to me is how difficult it was for her to hold serve. She got over 70% first serves in but still had to go via deuce during almost all her service games.

Demi_Hedem
May 22nd, 2013, 12:30 PM
you guys are optimistic:worship:
i hope the young girl played quite well,but obviously petko really had some big problems in her service game.
wish everything will be better in the next round:bounce:

Carsten
May 22nd, 2013, 12:33 PM
What's a bit worrying to me is how difficult it was for her to hold serve. She got over 70% first serves in but still had to go via deuce during almost all her service games.

Well, thats nothing new from her, she often takes the risk from her first serve to get in as many first serves as possible, so of course she doesn't have too many free points on it. Probably not the worst thing to get some rhythm.

KatjaS
May 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
Well, thats nothing new from her, she often takes the risk from her first serve to get in as many first serves as possible, so of course she doesn't have too many free points on it. Probably not the worst thing to get some rhythm.

But it's nervewrecking to watch, especially when you only have live scores. :D

crazillo
May 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
A win is a win I guess. :p
I think Voskoboeva will be tricky.

KatjaS
May 22nd, 2013, 12:36 PM
One match at a time please. QR2 first. ;)

Carsten
May 22nd, 2013, 12:36 PM
But it's nervewrecking to watch, especially when you only have live scores. :D

it is, thats why i'm not watching livescores anymore, i'm just looking at it like every 20 minutes :lol:

KatjaS
May 22nd, 2013, 12:44 PM
it is, thats why i'm not watching livescores anymore, i'm just looking at it like every 20 minutes :lol:

I admire your self-control, I can't keep myself from looking. ;)

matthias
May 22nd, 2013, 01:38 PM
she won :cheer:

all i saw was 30:00 and then my lunchbreak was over

Demi_Hedem
May 22nd, 2013, 03:05 PM
tomorrow second match at court 6,vs Zhou

Tennis Fool
May 22nd, 2013, 11:32 PM
Zhou did not play the clay season in Europe, so I don't see Petko having any trouble with her.

KatjaS
May 23rd, 2013, 01:48 PM
She lost in QR2. I don't know what to say, I'm totally heartbroken right now. :(

ozza
May 23rd, 2013, 01:50 PM
Unbelievable. Surely she has to try and get in some ITF's soon.

Schnffy
May 23rd, 2013, 01:57 PM
@josemorgado
What an horrible loss for Andrea Petkovic in Paris. Sad

:sad:

Demi_Hedem
May 23rd, 2013, 01:59 PM
I have to say the loss was not totally unexpected. She didn't find her correct form at all since the clay season.
finger crossed, hope her body keeps well and then gradually get on the right track.

KatjaS
May 23rd, 2013, 02:04 PM
I was absolutely sure that she would pull through. :(

crazillo
May 23rd, 2013, 02:23 PM
Petko has to get back to ITFs now. She needs matches, matches, matches. Not playing Estoril and Rome really hurt her.

KatjaS
May 23rd, 2013, 02:29 PM
I'm sure she could get WCs into any ITF she wants to play. I'm game for anything that fixes her forehand.

Carsten
May 23rd, 2013, 02:53 PM
That's really very disappointing :sad:

Just hope she's staying positive now.

Milito22
May 23rd, 2013, 03:03 PM
:crying2:

KatjaS
May 23rd, 2013, 03:11 PM
That's really very disappointing :sad:

Just hope she's staying positive now.

I'm sure this loss will drag her down for quite some time, this is probably the worst opponent she has lost to in, i don't know, 5 years? Can't remember a loss like this. You can't just shake that off. :(

Dorien.
May 23rd, 2013, 06:29 PM
This is horrible :sobbing: I feel so sad for her :hug:

vaslav37
May 23rd, 2013, 09:25 PM
shocked about this.

Petkovic is always a real pleasure to watch.

Will she get a Wimbledon MDWC?

Tennis Fool
May 24th, 2013, 12:40 AM
Oh Petko, that was a bad loss :o

Well, 50 points and onward.

guichard
May 24th, 2013, 02:39 AM
shocked about this.

Petkovic is always a real pleasure to watch.

Will she get a Wimbledon MDWC?
I will be surprised if she does but you never know...


Will she be bold enough and ask a WC for ITF Marseille or Nottingham? I hope she at least considers it

Trey
May 24th, 2013, 03:27 AM
Fan of Petko

It was a tough lost today I can Honestly say I don't know why Big Events like these or not giving her MDWC consider she is a former top 10 player, But at the same token I agree with most of u have said that she need too play some ITF I think that do a great deal with helping her out with her confidence, It think also playing some International will be great as well

crazillo
May 24th, 2013, 07:48 PM
I have been thinking on Petkovic again. You know, she's not the most gifted player out there. She has said herself that she used to get confidence from hours and hours of training and drills. She needed that. I think she is a little bit similair to Nadal in that sense.

She's been stressing that she now values quality higher than quantity. I can understand her, espacially given all her injuries. The question is: Where does she get the confidence from now?

KatjaS
May 25th, 2013, 07:24 AM
This might be a good point. Of course she should get her confidence from the fact that she has already achieved so much in tennis, she should know what she is capable of etc - but it's not easy to trick your brain, particularly when it has become hardwired over the years to work a certain way. I had told myself before her comeback to not worry too much about her results in the first 6 months, to just be happy that she is fit and on a tennis court but that's becoming a bit difficult.

KatjaS
May 26th, 2013, 08:06 PM
Doubles R1 with Angie against Black/Erakovic.

rucolo
May 29th, 2013, 02:33 PM
Andrea :bigcry:

It`s so disappointing to see her lose in a Grand Slam Quali. The injuries destroyed a big part of her career. Andrea is losing the best years, she is not getting any younger. And the road back is very long. Who knows if she will ever be a Top 10 player again ?

KatjaS
May 30th, 2013, 07:39 AM
Schedule news: She ist the first ALT in Budapest (week after Wimbledon), so there's a good chance she will get in without using a WC.

matthias
May 30th, 2013, 01:14 PM
i think Budapest is better for her then Palermo, can´t explain why, just a feeling

Demi_Hedem
May 31st, 2013, 09:32 AM
Next week Petko will play $100,000 Marseille
so glad that she finally made a little change in her tournament plan

KatjaS
May 31st, 2013, 06:48 PM
Doubles with Angie tomorrow 2nd after 12:30 on Court 14.

lola-b.
May 31st, 2013, 07:11 PM
And if they win, they'll have to withdraw from the next round because Petko has to go to Marseille?

KatjaS
May 31st, 2013, 07:29 PM
And if they win, they'll have to withdraw from the next round because Petko has to go to Marseille?

She has to be out of the French Open by 18:00 tomorrow.

matthias
May 31st, 2013, 07:32 PM
i thought she had to be out today at 18:00 :scratch: