Andrea Petkovic (Serbian: Andrea Petković, Андреа
Петковић, pronounced [ǎndrea pêtkoʋitɕ]; born 9
September 1987) is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR
Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and
Bosniak mother Amira, she
Germany at six months old. Petkovic turned professional in
2006 and reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 in
October 2011 after reaching the quarterfinals of that year's
French Open and US Open. She suffered three separate
injuries in 2012: a back injury in January, an ankle injury in August
and a knee injury in December that kept her out for nine months and
almost saw her fall out of the top 200. She has won six WTA titles,
nine ITF singles titles and three ITF doubles titles. She won the
season-ending tennis tournament
WTA Tournament of Champions in 2014.
Petkovic became the German national champion in 2007 and 2009 and is
coached by Eric van Harpen.
1 Early and personal life
2.1 Early career
2.2 2009: First WTA title
2.3 2010: Breakthrough year; into top 50
2.4 2011: Break into top 10; three Grand Slam quarterfinals
2.5 2012: Injuries and out of top 100
2.6 2013: Comeback from injury; two WTA finals
2.7 2014: Return to form; first Grand Slam semifinal and three titles
2.8 2015: Return to the top 10
3 Career statistics
3.1 Singles performance timeline
3.2 Doubles performance timeline
5 External links
Early and personal life
Andrea Petkovic was born in Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR
Yugoslavia. At the age of six months, the family relocated to
Germany. Petkovic first took to the tennis courts when she was six;
her father Zoran Petković, former Yugoslav tennis player and member
of the Yugoslavia Davis Cup team, was a coach at a club in
Darmstadt at the time. He introduced her to the sport and later became
her coach. She was able to finish high school before competing in
tennis full-time because Zoran never pressured her into joining the
Apart from tennis, she likes to educate herself by reading; her
favourite authors are Goethe and Wilde. Her mother Amira is a
dental assistant while her younger sister Anja is a student.
Petkovic graduated from high school in 2006 with an
Abitur from the
Georg-Büchner-Schule in Darmstadt. She has been studying political
science at the
FernUniversität Hagen since 2008.
Petkovic also has a successful YouTube channel which is home to her
video blog entitled "Petkorazzi". In the blog, she makes fun of
herself, gives fans chances to win prizes, and shows fans what life is
like on the tour. She does the blog in both German and English.
Since the beginning of her professional career, she has kept a diary
at irregular intervals about her life on the WTA Tour in the
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a major German newspaper. Petkovic
obtained German citizenship in 2001. She speaks Serbian, German,
English, and French. Petkovic is of Serb and
Bosniak ancestry. In a
2009 interview with the WTA, she stated that her parents might move to
Novi Sad, Serbia, where they have a second home. When asked how
German she feels, Petkovic replied, "Obviously I'm German, but I
always say my soul is still Serbian. Germans are generally more cool,
reserved. I'm very emotional, have lots of fire in my personality. In
that sense still feel very close to my heritage. For all that, there
is much to appreciate about Germany. I feel like I am part of the
'system' and feel very rooted there." When the United States
Tennis Association mistakenly played the Nazi-era version of the
German national anthem (which includes the phrase "Deutschland über
alles") at the
Fed Cup in Hawaii in 2017, Petkovic became outraged and
nearly walked off the court.
Petkovic at the ITF tournament in Pétange, Luxembourg, in July 2007
Petkovic turned professional in 2006 after she finished school, but
she had already won four ITF titles. She was the winner of the
tournaments in Antalya,
Podgorica (both in 2004),
Davos and Alphen aan
den Rijn (both in 2005).
In April 2007, she became a member of the German
Fed Cup team. She
played her first Grand Slam at the 2007 French Open, where she reached
the second round after coming through the qualifying without losing a
set and beating Jarmila Groth. There she lost to later Wimbledon
champion Marion Bartoli. After this, and having some success on the
ITF Circuit (she won the ITF title in
Contrexéville in July 2007),
she reached the top 100 of the WTA rankings for the first time.
Because of that, she was able to play in the US Open main draw without
having to qualify. She once again reached the second round after
beating Audra Cohen. In round two she lost to Lucie Šafářová.
Australian Open in January 2008, in her first-round match
against Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, she suffered a cruciate ligament
rupture in her right knee after only two minutes of play. This
prevented her from playing any tournament for almost eight months,
which caused her ranking drop to 465. After the injury, she
started playing mostly on the ITF Circuit again where she won a
Istanbul in November 2008. She finished the year with a
ranking of 315.
2009: First WTA title
In 2009, Petkovic played her first tournament at the Australian Open
due to a protected ranking. She beat fellow German
Kathrin Wörle to
reach the second round but then lost to Alizé Cornet. She mostly kept
on playing ITF tournaments until June with success. She won the GDF
Suez Open Romania in Bucharest, defeating
Jelena Dokić in the
semifinals along the way, and regained a top-100 ranking.
In July 2009, Petkovic won her first WTA tournament in Bad Gastein,
losing only one set throughout the tournament. In the final, she
beat Raluca Olaru. On her way to the title, she defeated, amongst
Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Iveta Benešová. She also played the
doubles final in Bad Gastein, partnering Tatjana Malek. The following
week, she reached the semifinals in Istanbul, losing to Lucie
Hradecká in three tight sets. After those two weeks, she achieved her
then career high singles ranking of world No. 52.
For the rest of the year, she struggled to repeat her success but had
another good tournament at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo where she
came through the qualifying and reached the round of 16. In the second
round, she had her win over a top-10 player in beating Svetlana
Kuznetsova, but was knocked out by
Agnieszka Radwańska in three sets.
2010: Breakthrough year; into top 50
Petkovic at the 2010 Porsche
Tennis Grand Prix
She played her first tournament in 2010 in Brisbane, Australia, where
she reached the semifinal with wins over Iveta Benešová, Vania King,
and Daniela Hantuchová. She then lost to eventual champion Kim
Clijsters. After that tournament, she reached the top 50 of the WTA
rankings for the first time.
At the Open GdF Suez in Paris, Petkovic reached the quarterfinals
Katarina Srebotnik and number five seed Aravane
Rezaï, but lost to Elena Dementieva.
At the French Open, Petkovic defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia in the
first round. She was beaten by defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the second round after missing four match points on her own serve.
Petkovic was seeded 7th at the UNICEF Open and advanced to the final
with wins over Petra Kvitová, Ana Ivanovic, Sandra Záhlavová, and
Kirsten Flipkens. She lost to
Justine Henin in the final.
Petkovic's best singles performance in a Grand Slam event came at the
US Open. Her first two matches were three-set upset victories over
Nadia Petrova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She performed an on-court
dance following both triumphs. After she received a third-round
walkover due to an injury to Peng Shuai, Petkovic lost her first
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Arthur Ashe Stadium appearance to eventual tournament finalist
2011: Break into top 10; three Grand Slam quarterfinals
Petkovic at the 2011 Fed Cup
Returning to the Brisbane International, and with coach Petar
Popović, Petkovic improved on her previous best semifinal appearance
by reaching the final, with straight set wins over 8th seeded
Alexandra Dulgheru, Jelena Dokić, Jarmila Groth, and fourth seeded
Marion Bartoli. In the final, she lost to Wimbledon semifinalist Petra
Petkovic was the 30th seed at the Australian Open. She advanced to the
quarterfinals by defeating Jill Craybas, Anne Keothavong, injured
number three seed Venus Williams, who retired after just one game, and
No. 14 seed Maria Sharapova. She was defeated by eventual finalist Li
Na of China in the quarterfinals, her best achievement in a Grand Slam
of her career.
Petkovic then played
Fed Cup for
Germany and helped them to a win over
Slovenia with two wins in singles rubbers. Next, Petkovic reached
the quarterfinals of the Open GdF Suez, where she lost to Mattek-Sands
in a tight three-set match.
Her next tournament was in Dubai, where she defeated fellow German
Angelique Kerber in straight sets for the second straight week, but
Kaia Kanepi in the second round.
Petkovic defeated world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth
round at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Next, Petkovic faced Jelena
Janković and defeated her too. In the semifinals, she lost to Maria
At the Porsche
Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Petkovic upset No. 7
seed Janković in three sets to set up a clash with world No. 1,
Caroline Wozniacki. Petkovic would go on to lose to Wozniacki.
Petkovic practicing at the
French Open in 2011
Petkovic won her second WTA Tour title in Strasbourg, defeating
Anna-Lena Grönefeld, Zhang Shuai,
Maria Kirilenko and Daniela
Hantuchová. In the final, she faced home favorite and No. 1 seed
Marion Bartoli and won the title after Bartoli retired early in the
second set. After that performance, Petkovic reached her new
career-high ranking of No. 12 as of 23 May 2011.
As the 15th seed, Petkovic reached the quarterfinals of the French
Open. She beat Bojana Jovanovski, Lucie Hradecká, 24th seed Jarmila
Gajdošová, and 25th seed
Maria Kirilenko to reach the last eight,
where she lost to 7th seed Maria Sharapova.
One month later, Petkovic lost in the third round at Wimbledon against
the young Russian player Ksenia Pervak.
In August, coach
Dušan Vemić joined the team. Petkovic she became
the sixth German player in history to crack the top 10 by winning her
opening match at the
Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego against
American player Alexa Glatch. At the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada,
she made it to the quarterfinals where she lost to Agnieszka
Radwańska. At Cincinnati, Petkovic made the semifinals in spite of
injury, before losing to Jelena Janković in straight sets.
At the US Open, Petkovic was seeded tenth. She beat Ekaterina Bychkova
Zheng Jie to progress to the third round, where she beat the 18th
Roberta Vinci to set up a fourth-round match with Carla Suárez
Navarro, equalling her career best performance at the event up to that
point. She went on to win the match against Navarro to secure her
first ever quarterfinals spot at the US Open against the world No. 1,
Caroline Wozniacki. She performed her trademark dance to delight the
audience after her fourth round win. On 8 September she lost to
Wozniacki in straight sets.
Seeded 9th at the China Open, Petkovic defeated
Lucie Šafářová and
Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro to reach the third round where she emerged
Marion Bartoli in three sets. In the quarterfinals,
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and proceeded to the semifinals
where she won against Monica Niculescu. In the final, she faced
Agnieszka Radwańska and lost in a tight three-setter. It was her last
match of the year. She was seeded second at the Ladies Linz in October
but withdrew before the tournament began, citing a right knee injury.
In 2011, Petkovic reached her highest ranking alongside her then
coaching staff (Popovic/Vemić).
2012: Injuries and out of top 100
Petkovic at the US Open in 2012
Petkovic's first tournament of 2012 was the Brisbane International in
January. Seeded 2nd, she beat
Shahar Pe'er in the first round and
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the second round before losing to
Kaia Kanepi in the quarterfinal. Petkovic then played
at the Sydney International the following week. She beat Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova in the first round and lost to
Agnieszka Radwańska in
the second round. During the match, Petkovic received treatment for
what was revealed the following day to be a double stress fracture of
her spine and a spinal disc herniation. She explained: "I've been
having some back problems for the last three or four months. I've been
struggling with it, but I've always believed it was going to be fine
and so I pushed through the pain. The last two weeks in Australia I've
been having bigger problems and I could only play for 30–45 minutes
without pain." As a result, Petkovic withdrew from the Australian
Open the following week, where she would have been seeded 10th. The
injury ultimately kept her out for three months.
Petkovic made her comeback in a
Fed Cup match in April, losing to
Samantha Stosur. She then played at the Porsche
Tennis Grand Prix in
Kristina Barrois in the first round. In her second
round match against Victoria Azarenka, Petkovic was down 2–6 and
4–4 when she rolled her right ankle. She was forced out with what
was later revealed to be torn ankle ligaments, which required surgery
and kept her out for another four months, including the French Open,
Wimbledon, and the London Olympics. She said of the injury: "I knew
immediately that it was bad because I heard everything crack. I tried
to pull my foot up, and it just flopped there. The first thing I
thought was: ‘Don’t cry. Don’t cry. Don’t cry.’ With 4,000
people watching. In Germany." She attended weeks of rehabilitation
to rebuild the muscles in her leg, working seven hours a day, five
days a week.
Ahead of her return to the tour, Petkovic was worried that she had
fallen behind: "I was really scared that I would not be able to
compete with the top players and that I might not be able to get back
to where I was. Your expectations once you were in the top 10 are to
be back in the top 10. Not to be in the top 30 — you’re not going
to be satisfied with that. I'm definitely scared of that."
Petkovic made her second comeback of the year at the New Haven Open in
mid-August. She beat
Tímea Babos in the first round and lost to
Dominika Cibulková in the second round. At her next three
tournaments, the US Open in August, the Pan Pacific Open in September
and the China Open in October, Petkovic was eliminated in the first
round, by Romina Oprandi, Petra Martić, and Jelena Janković,
respectively. After her defeat in China, Petkovic fell to world rank
192, her lowest since March 2009. She received a wildcard for the
Generali Ladies Linz in October, beating Záhlavová-Strýcová in the
first round and losing to
Ana Ivanovic in the second round. She had
much more success in her final two tournaments of the year, reaching
the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open and the Royal Indian Open. In
Luxembourg, she beat Garbiñe Muguruza, Janković, and Ksenia Pervak
before losing to eventual winner Venus Williams. At the Royal Indian
Open, she beat Sofia Shapatava, Chang Liu, and
Nina Bratchikova before
losing to eventual winner Elina Svitolina. By this time, her world
ranking had risen to 126.
Petkovic's final match of 2012 was on 29 December in the 2013 Hopman
Cup against Ashleigh Barty. She won the first set 6–4 but appeared
to be suffering from a knee injury late on in the set. She received
treatment for it before the second set but could not continue and
retired from the match in tears.
2013: Comeback from injury; two WTA finals
Petkovic at Wimbledon in 2013
The injury was identified as a ruptured meniscus in her right knee,
the second time in two years she had suffered the injury, and she
underwent surgery on it in early January. She said of the injury:
"My team and I are actually managing to take it tragically funny...
Everything bad that could happen, happened to me. So nothing surprises
me anymore. I'm quite relieved it wasn't the ACL because it was a very
similar pain and very similar symptoms to what I had in 2008 when I
had my ACL torn in Australia. I'm just hoping for a quick recovery. I
would so much appreciate if I could be back on court after three or
four weeks." Having suffered from a third serious injury in less
than a year, Petkovic considered retiring. "I did actually ask for a
few internships. I asked a few magazines if I could do an internship.
I asked a few politicians that I know if I could do an internship.
They all told me you can come whenever you want, and you can stay as
long as you want. But I never really wanted."
She returned to the tour in March, having fallen back to world No.
177, entering the qualifiers for the
Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells Masters and losing
in the second qualifying round to Monica Puig. Petkovic then received
a wildcard for the Miami Masters. She beat
Bojana Jovanovski and
Marion Bartoli before falling to
Ajla Tomljanović in the third round.
She also received a wildcard for the Family Circle Cup in April, where
she also reached the third round. She beat Taylor Townsend and Vania
King and was due to face Caroline Wozniacki but withdrew before the
match with a calf injury. It had been causing her discomfort since her
three-set loss to Tomljanović, so she withdrew as a precaution,
noting her recent experience with injuries.
Petkovic's next tournaments were the Porsche
Tennis Grand Prix in
Stuttgart, where she received a wildcard and lost in the first round
to Ana Ivanovic; and the Mutua Madrid Open in May, where she lost in
the first qualifying round to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She then lost in
the second qualifying round of the French Open. After that defeat, her
ranking fell back down to world No. 138 and she again contemplated
retirement, but her coach didn't take her seriously: "He just laughed
and a few days later [I] picked up my racquet again." She then
received a wildcard for the ITF Open Féminin de Marseille in June,
which she won without dropping a set, beating Anabel Medina Garrigues
in the final. It was her first tournament win for over two years, her
last coming when she won the
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Internationaux de Strasbourg in May 2011.
After the win, she re-entered the world top 100 for the first time
since September 2012. She also reached the final of the Nürnberger
Versicherungscup that same month, receiving a wildcard and beating
Sofia Arvidsson, 4th seed Julia Görges, 8th seed
Annika Beck and 1st
seed Jelena Janković en route to the final, where she lost to 7th
seed Simona Halep. Petkovic received a wildcard for the Wimbledon
Championships, making only her second Grand Slam appearance since
reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2011. She beat Pauline
Parmentier in the first round, her first Grand Slam win since the
fourth round of the US Open in 2011, and lost to
Sloane Stephens in
the second round.
Petkovic at the US Open in 2013
After a three-set first round defeat to
Petra Martić at the Gastein
Ladies on 16 July, Petkovic traveled to America for the US Open
Series. Her first tournament was the Citi Open at the end of July,
where she beat Jessica Pegula, Mona Barthel,
Paula Ormaechea and
Alizé Cornet to reach the final, where she lost to defending champion
Magdaléna Rybáriková. In mid-August, Petkovic entered the
qualifiers for the Cincinnati Masters, beating
Maria Sanchez and
Karolína Plíšková to enter the first round proper, where she beat
Daniela Hantuchová. She faced 12th seed
Roberta Vinci in the second
round and lost in three sets. At the US Open at the end of the month,
she lost in the first round in straight sets to Bojana Jovanovski.
On 17 September, Petkovic was seeded seventh but knocked out of the
Korea Open in the first round by eventual semifinalist Francesca
Schiavone. A week later, she reached the second round of the Pan
Pacific Open, beating Elena Vesnina before losing to 13th seed Simona
Halep. At the end of the month, she took part in the China Open. She
defeated world No. 2 and reigning champion
Victoria Azarenka in the
first round and
Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second, but lost to Lucie
Šafářová in the third round in three sets.
2014: Return to form; first Grand Slam semifinal and three
Petkovic started the year in Brisbane where she defeated Bethanie
Mattek-Sands before losing to Serena Williams. At the Australian Open,
she lost in first round to Magdaléna Rybáriková.
In the first round of the
Fed Cup World Group, Petkovic defeated
Dominika Cibulková, the reigning
Australian Open finalist, and
contributed to a 3–1 win for Germany.
After disappointing results in Asia (Doha and Dubai) and also both
Indian Wells (first-round loss to Camila Giorgi) and Miami
(second-round loss to Alizé Cornet), Petkovic rallied past qualifier
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Lourdes Domínguez Lino (with a double bagel, 6–0,
6–0), fourth seed and countrywoman
Sabine Lisicki (with a
near-double bagel 6–1, 6–0) and both in three sets seeded Lucie
Eugenie Bouchard in Charleston, to set up the final
match-up against Jana Čepelová of Slovakia, whom she beat in
straight sets for her third WTA title.
Petkovic then played again in the
Fed Cup where she defeated Grand
Samantha Stosur in straight sets. With that win, she
Germany into the 2014
Fed Cup final for the first time since
1992 when they won the title.
After that, Petkovic played four tournaments on clay to prepare for
the second annual Grand Slam, Roland Garros. And things did not go so
well, as she won just one match during the Stuttgart, Madrid, and
Romina Oprandi in Rome, but lost all others, to Flavia
Sara Errani and Serena Williams, respectively. But in
Strasbourg, she defeated
Pauline Parmentier and
Vania King and reached
the quarterfinal before losing in two tight sets to the eventual
champion, Monica Puig.
After a rather mediocre clay season, Petkovic surprisingly reached the
semifinals of the French Open. In the first round, she beat Misaki Doi
in straight sets, before playing matches in three sets three times.
She defeated Stefanie Vögele,
Kristina Mladenovic and Dutch qualifier
Kiki Bertens in these rounds, to reach the quarterfinals. There she
sought revenge in two sets over 10th seed
Sara Errani from the last
match Andrea lost against her and got into her first Grand Slam
semifinal. However, in the semifinals she lost to world No. 4, Simona
Halep, missing break and game points in the second set. Nevertheless,
this long run catapulted her back into the world's top 20.
She started the grass court season in 's-Hertogenbosch, where she lost
in the second round. At Wimbledon she reached the third round as the
20th seed, losing to another
French Open semifinalist and eventual
Wimbledon finalist, Eugenie Bouchard. But it was not her end of
Wimbledon – Petkovic played in the women's doubles, for the second
time at a Grand Slam with Magdaléna Rybáriková. In the process of
reaching a Grand Slam doubles semifinal for the first time, they beat
the third, tenth and sixteenth seeds, all in straight sets. But in the
semifinals, they lost to the 14th seeds Babos and Mladenovic, also in
Petkovic then played at the Bad Gastein tournament on clay. There she
won her fourth title, rallying past Jana Čepelová, compatriot Dinah
Pfizenmaier, Stefanie Vögele,
Grace Min and
Shelby Rogers in the
final. She beat Rogers in straight sets. She only dropped one set
en route to the title, against Min. In Stanford, she beat Venus
Williams in the quarterfinals to set up a clash with her sister
Serena, but she could not beat both Williams sisters, as Serena ended
Petkovic's eight-match winning streak and also won their third match
of the year. Next, Petkovic lost in the early rounds of Cincinnati and
New Haven. And at the last major of the season, the US Open, she
reached the third round. Coming back from the brink of loss against
Monica Puig, she lost to eventual finalist Caroline Wozniacki.
In the Asian swing, Petkovic played first in Wuhan where she won her
debut match, but then lost to Karolína Plíšková. In Beijing, she
fought back to save match points against Monica Niculescu, before an
easy win over Madison Keys. She lost, however, to Simona Halep, in
Petkovic played two events in Europe and she won a total of nine
matches with only two losses. But she finished the season in style,
winning the last tournament of the season – the WTA Tournament of
Champions, the tournament for the six players which had not qualified
for the WTA finals, but who had won at least one WTA International
tournament. She lost her first match convincigly to Carla Suárez
Navarro, but beat Tsvetana Pironkova, Dominika Cibulková,and Garbiñe
Muguruza to reach the final. There she beat
Flavia Pennetta in three
sets for the biggest title of her career.
At the season-ending
Fed Cup final, Petkovic lost the opening rubber
to Petra Kvitová.
Germany went on to lose their first
Fed Cup final
since 1992, with a final score of 3–1 for the Czech Republic.
Petkovic finished the season for the second time in the top 20, ranked
world No. 13.
2015: Return to the top 10
Petkovic started her 2015 year at the Brisbane International where she
was the 5th seed. She lost in the first round to
Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 7-5,
4-6. At the Apia International Sydney, Petkovic lost in the first
round to Australian wildcard
Jarmila Gajdošová 1-6, 6-7(5). Petkovic
was the 13th seed at the
Australian Open and lost in the first round
Madison Brengle 7-5, 6-7(4), 3-6. However, Petkovic bounced back at
Fed Cup World Group by beating
Samantha Stosur 6-4, 3-6,
Jarmila Gajdošová 6-3, 3-6, 8-6. Due to those two wins,
Germany reach another semifinal after defeating
Petkovic followed her good form by playing at the Diamond Games as the
9th seed; she also received a bye into the second round where she
saved eight match points to beat wildcard
Alison Van Uytvanck
Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(7),
7-6(5), 6-2. In the quarterfinals, she beat 6th seed Dominika
Cibulková 7-6(2), 6-0. In the semifinals, Petkovic beat Barbora
Záhlavová-Strýcová 7-6(2), 7-6(6) to reach her first WTA Final of
2015. In the final, Petkovic won the title by beating Carla Suárez
Navarro who withdrew before the match started due to a neck injury.
Kim Clijsters, the tournament director, stepped in unexpectedly at the
last moment and beat Andrea in a single set exhibition match. By
virtue of this success, Petkovic broke back into the top 10 for the
first time since the 2012 Miami Fortnight.
Due to Petkovic winning Antwerp, she received a bye in the first round
at the Dubai
Tennis Championships, and she was also the 9th seed.
Petkovic lost in the second round to
Zarina Diyas 7-5, 6-3. Next week,
Petkovic played at the Qatar Total Open where she was the 6th seed. In
the first round, Petkovic beat qualifier
Kirsten Flipkens 6-7(5), 6-3,
6-2. In the second round, Petkovic got revenge on
Zarina Diyas 5-7,
6-2, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, Petkovic lost to eventual champion
Lucie Šafářová 2-6, 1-6.
After receiving a first round bye and suffering an early loss to Lesia
Tsurenko in Indian Wells, Petkovic reached the semifinals of the Miami
Open for the second time in her career, beating Christina McHale,
Ekaterina Makarova and
Karolína Plíšková en
route before falling to Suárez Navarro. A defending champion at the
Family Circle Cup, Petkovic beat Chanelle Scheepers, Madison Brengle,
Danka Kovinić before losing to eventual champion Angelique
Petkovic played for
Fed Cup semifinals against Russia. She
won singles match against Svetlana Kuznetsova. She played in the
deciding doubles match alongside Sabine Lisicki, but they lost to
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina and
Germany lost 2-3.
Petkovic withdrew from Stuttgart due to a thigh injury. In Madrid,
Flavia Pennetta in the first round, but then she
withdrew from the tournament due to illness. In Nürnberg,
Petkovic retired her first round match against
Yulia Putintseva due to
French Open Petkovic defeated
Shelby Rogers and Lourdes Domínguez
Lino before losing to
Sara Errani in the third round.
In Birmingham, Petkovic received a bye in the first round. In the
second round, she lost to Czech youngster Kateřina Siniaková.
Petkovic reaches quarterfinals in Eastbourne, where she lost to
At Wimbledon Petkovic double bageled
Shelby Rogers in the first
round. She went on to win against
Mariana Duque before losing to
Zarina Diyas in the third round.
Petkovic began her 2016 year at the Brisbane International. In the
first round, she beat
Teliana Pereira 6-1, 6-2. In the second round,
Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, Petkovic
lost to American qualifier
Samantha Crawford 3-6, 0-6. At the
Australian Open, Petkovic was the 22nd seed; she lost in the first
Elizaveta Kulichkova 5-7, 4-6. After the Australian Open,
Germany at the 2016
Fed Cup World Group. Playing
Switzerland, Petkovic lost her rubber to
Belinda Bencic 3-6, 4-6.
Petkovic then played in doubles with Anna-Lena Grönefeld, but they
lost to Bencic/Hingis 3-6, 2-6.
Germany lost to Switzerland 2-3. At
Tennis Championships, Petkovic reached the quarterfinals by
beating Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-1 and Jelena Janković 6-3, 6-2 before
Caroline Garcia 3-6, 4-6. Her next tournament was the Qatar
Open, where she defeated Ekaterina Makarova, Margarita Gasparyan, and
CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets en route to the quarterfinals, where
Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets. Her win over Muguruza was
the first against a top five player since 2013. However, Petkovic had
to retire in her match against
Jeļena Ostapenko due to a left thigh
In Indian Wells, Petkovic received a bye in the first round. In the
second round, she lost to Barbora Strýcová. Similarly, in Miami,
after bye in the first round, she lost to Caroline Garcia.
2017 Hopman Cup alongside Alexander
Zverev. German team ended up second in Group A.
In Hobart, Petkovic lost in second round to Verónica Cepede Royg.
At the Australian Open, she lost in second round to Barbora
At French Open, Petkovic lost in the first round to Varvara
At Australian Open, Petkovic defeated
Petra Kvitová in a match
lasting almost three hours. In the second round, she lost to
Lauren Davis without winning a single game during the second and third
Andrea Petkovic career statistics
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R)
rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round;
(A) absent; (Z#) Davis/
Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or
(PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal;
a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at
the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has
Singles performance timeline
Doubles performance timeline
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