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Old Oct 17th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #136
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"Will wieder die Tennisspielerin Andrea Petkovic werden"

Andrea Petkovic stand der Presse am Montag während einer so genannten "Media Hour" Rede und Antwort. Die 25-jährige Deutsche zeigte sich wie gewohnt gut gelaunt und offen.

Nach den zahlreichen Verletzungen, die sie zuletzt plagten, will die ehemalige Nummer neun der Weltrangliste nun wieder das Gefühl auf dem Platz erlangen, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen: "Ich möchte im kommenden Jahr wieder an den Punkt gelangen, an dem ich sagen kann: ,Das bin ich, das ist die Tennisspielerin Andrea Petkovic.'"

Auf die Freundschaft unter den vielen deutschen Spielerinnen auf der Profitour angesprochen, meinte sie: "Das Schöne ist, dass uns wirklich eine Freundschaft verbindet und wir in der Lage sind, das vom Sportlichen zu trennen. Wir versuchen uns gegenseitig zu unterstützen. Wenn wir uns länger nicht gesehen haben, ist es auch lustig, wenn wir dann in einer Ecke sitzen und babbeln wie die Hühner auf der Stange. Das macht dann natürlich Spaß."
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Old Oct 21st, 2012, 04:38 PM   #137
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Luxemburg (dpa) - So viel Spaß hatte Andrea Petkovic auf dem Tennisplatz schon lange nicht mehr. Daran konnte bei aller Enttäuschung über das verpasste Finale beim WTA-Turnier in Luxemburg auch das 7:5, 4:6, 4:6 gegen Venus Williams nichts ändern.

«Luxemburg ist definitiv meine Lieblingserinnerung 2012», sagte die lange verletzte Darmstädterin nach der besten Woche seit ihrer Rückkehr auf die Tour.

«Das war das erste Turnier seit meinem Comeback, bei dem ich mich wie die alte Andrea Petkovic gefühlt habe. Das ist sehr wichtig für mich, weil ich in den vergangenen Wochen an mir gezweifelt habe.» Erstmals seit Monaten habe sie sich frei in ihren Bewegungen gefühlt und unheimlich viel Selbstvertrauen für 2013 getankt, schwärmte die Darmstädterin. Vor einem Jahr war sie noch als Ersatzspielerin zur Tennis-WM der besten Acht nach Istanbul gereist, wo von Dienstag an Angelique Kerber aufschlagen wird.

Petkovic musste in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten gleich zwei lange Zwangspausen verdauen, so recht in Schwung kam die einstige Top-Ten-Spielerin seit ihrer erneuten Rückkehr im August nicht. In der Weltrangliste fiel Petkovic bis auf Platz 182 zurück. «Mein Comeback hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt», unterstrich Petkovic nun.

Beim 220 000-Dollar-Turnier in Luxemburg wäre sogar das Endspiel möglich gewesen. Gegen US-Star Williams, die wegen einer Erkrankung mit Erschöpfungssyndromen zwischenzeitlich ebenfalls lange pausieren musste, führte Petkovic im entscheidenden Satz 2:0. Am Ende reichte es nach 2:38 Stunden nicht zum Sieg. «Den einzigen Vorwurf, den ich mir mache, ist, dass ich mich am Ende gegen Venus zurückgezogen habe, aber auch, weil ich einfach schlapp war», sagte Petkovic.
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 12:05 PM   #138
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- Australia is her nightmare, 2nd time she got injured there within one year

- She didn't sleep in the night after the injury, afraid it would be the ACL again. "Can I do that again, 6 months of rehabilitation? I was afraid it could be the end of my career"

- Result of the MRI was almost a relief, only the meniscus, she can start rehabilitation right away, no time of depression like last year just spending the days in bed with a cast. Can go for a walk or to the cinema"

- Surgery on friday, went home on saturday

- "Do you still like tennis?" "Of course. I have so much left in me. I'm not gonna quit while injured, no way."

- "Why does it always have to happen on the big stage, not in practice? Then you get so much sympathy which doesn't help but rather pulls you down even more."

- "Got a message from Dirk Nowitzki and support by Tommy Haas. These 2 know what helps"

- "Is there a plan b if it doesn't work out in tennis?" "I asked last year some journalists if I could do an apprenticeship there and got a positive reaction"

- French Open are a realistic target for her comeback.
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Maggie Maleeva used to be plagued by injuries a lot, she is one of the very few players who came back to the tour successfully with shoulder surgery. Only girls like Sharapova have managed similair or greater success after a shoulder surgery.
Anyways, Maggie once said she ALWAYS played carring an injury (and was out from the tour a lot in the 1990s), and mentally was afraid to pick up a new one, and she frequently did.
So when she had the shoulder surgery, Maggie decided for herself not to get injured anymore. She said this helped her to stay fit for the second part of her career (1999/2000-2005). I thought that was an astonishing sentence, yet I never heard it from another player.
I think Andrea also needs a similair mindset. It definitely helps.
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Sie meinte bei SSNHD gerade das es ja nicht so schlimm ist und sie optimistisch ist, dass sie in 4 - 5 Wochen wieder Fit ist. Sah an sich ganz Entspannt aus.
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Andrea Petkovic: "Ich hoffe auf einen Start in Indian Wells oder Miami"

Some points from the interview:

- just did a week of rehabilitation in Regensburg, hardly any pain

- currently in rehabilitation (I guess back at home), already does swimming and some endurance on the bike

- aiming for IW/Miami, maybe an ITF before that if her body allows it

- she is invited to Limoges and will attend if she's still in rehabilitation then

- it will be difficult but she believes in the fed cup team

- Barbara does a great job with the Porsche Talent team

- Her mom vetoed the new hair color

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Andrea Petkovic: "Ich hoffe auf einen Start in Indian Wells oder Miami"

Some points from the interview:

- just did a week of rehabilitation in Regensburg, hardly any pain

- currently in rehabilitation (I guess back at home), already does swimming and some endurance on the bike

- aiming for IW/Miami, maybe an ITF before that if her body allows it

- she is invited to Limoges and will attend if she's still in rehabilitation then

- it will be difficult but she believes in the fed cup team
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- Barbara does a great job with the Porsche Talent


- Her mom vetoed the new hair color
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Das Talentteam hat nichts mit dem Fed Cup zu tun.
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Inzwischen scheint es wenn alles gut läuft sogar möglich zu sein, dass sie vor Indian Wells sogar noch ein kleines Turnier spielt.
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She is dancing again:

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Like a little dog

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A little different than Fury`s article on German eurosport translated by google.
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/t...103713057.html


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Tennis - "Like a little dog": Petkovic comeback fever
The decision in tennis career is to doubt now irrefutable: Andrea Petkovic takes after three serious injury within twelve months again a new start. Not least because they necessarily want to go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.







Andrea Petkovic is already on par with Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. At least on this gray winter day in the presidential room walker Waske University in Offenbach. But while the great Serena on the poster on the wall is quite monotonous, therefore, Petkovic looks alive as best days.

"I give myself all the time"

The 25-year-old laughs a lot. The anticipation of the third comeback after the third serious injury since January 2012, is "Petko" noted every second. The rehab frustration and the "indirect" thought about quitting - forget everything. "I know that a lot in me," Petkovic said before her departure training camp in San Diego.

But the former top-ten player also says that she does not want to put pressure on. In early March Petkovic has the hard court tournament in Indian Wells in the qualification. "I give myself all the time," said the world number-176. And somehow take her from now. Patience is the motto for the once chronically impatient: "I know that it will probably require the same time that I was out to playfully get back to where I once was."

The career in question

Petkovic was nominally times the number nine in the world. End of 2011, the year she became the most consistent player in Grand Slam of the season, she danced with the "Petko" dance into the hearts of tennis fans. The rise was halted abruptly: Only the serious back injury in January 2012, four months after tearing the ligaments in the ankle, four weeks ago, was the meniscus repaired. Bitter setbacks for a for which it was initially only one direction: up steep.

No wonder that even in the darkest hours Petkovic asked to continue their career in question. "I kept having thoughts like.? Bring the something, you can do so many other things you going to be as good as previously These were all ideas that have led to that I was thinking, maybe I let 'it easy "told the gifted ones much hand-school graduate and remote student.

Petkovic but ultimately felt that the chapter tennis is not yet finished for them. Not least because the Hessian could really struggle through in the search for an alternative job to do: "That was a sign that the tennis history is not yet." And then there's also still the heart's desire to participate in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic Games.

"Developed in the speed of light"

Petkovic makes no secret that her rehabilitation phases are especially demanded everything mentally. A bundle of energy like her, driven by ambition. "I'm like a little dog, do I see a ball, run after I want That was not in the time that was also the first time in my life that I am not really feel like had to start the day.." reported Petkovic. Through sports withdrawal she felt bad, irritated by their fellow men. As "Petko" sweat then allowed, "I felt right back super".

Curiously, it speaks of "personally most important year of my life" when she looks back on the epidemic season 2012: "I have developed into human light speed ahead." She is again moved closer to friends and family who are no longer resistant to advice.

Meanwhile Petkovic has discovered humility beside a never before experienced impartiality. She enjoys tennis. Since a few days should the avowed follower of the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt again take batting practice. On weekends is at a complete analysis of the knee with Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich. Participation in the Fed Cup match in France they had to cancel because of Blessur however.

After the first training camp in San Diego, a second followed in Las Vegas. There probably will drop by Steffi Graf. "That would be really great," says "Petko", shouldering her racquet bag and says goodbye with confidence towards comeback. "Wall Decorations" Serena Williams remains. Also, the American will be looking forward to the new Andrea Petkovic.
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