Second WTA-Title within reach

Andrea Petkovic has reached the final of the WTA-Tournament in Brisbane. The world’s number 32 defeated Marion Bartoli of France (WTA 16) 6:4; 6:2 in the semifinals. In the first set Andrea was already down 4:1 when she fought her way back into the match winning eight games in a row. In tomorrow’s final Andrea competes against Petra Kvitova (CZE | WTA 34).

"I started off a bit lazy and didn’t move my legs enough", said Andrea after the match. "I’m like a diesel, I need some time to get going. Now I’m really happy and looking forward to my third WTA-Final. I won one, I lost one, so I hope to be able to turn it into a positive record."

Further links:
"Petkovic dances into final" (

Information on Andrea’s matches and tournaments can be found in the matchcenter.

Good start in 2011

Andrea Petkovic has advanced to the semifinals of the WTA-Tournament in Brisbane. The 23-year-old defeated Jarmila Groth (WTA 42) of Australia 6:4; 6:3 in the quarterfinals after taking out Alexandra Dulgheru and Jelena Dokic in the two previous rounds.

"I played a good match today", said Andrea after her win against Groth. "I am satisfied with the way I moved on the court and how I served. Tomorrow I’ll have a tough match against Marion Bartoli in the semifinals. It’s a perfect preparation for the Australian Open, because I’ll have another match against a world-class-player. I’ll try to take my chances."

Further links:
"Pekovic shifts up a gear" (

Information on Andrea’s matches and tournaments can be found in the matchcenter.

Your support is needed

Dear fans, now it is your turn! Andrea is nominated in the categories „Most Improved Player of The Year“ and „Twitterer of the Year“ at the 2010 Baseline Tennis Awards. Please vote and keep your fingers crossed.

You'll find the Awards here:

Popovic for 2011

Andrea Petkovic will continue to work with her coach Petar Popovic in 2011. The 28-year-old Serb had already coached the German Fed-Cup-Player during the US Open. "I need someone who travels with me the whole year. Petar is the right one for that", said Andrea.

Her former coach - Dutchman Glen Schaap - could not accompany her to all of the tournaments around the world due to other liabilities. When Andrea is in Germany, she'll keep herself in shape at the Schüttler-Waske Tennis University in Offenbach.

Petko's Soundtrack

The season is finished so I took some time to create a new issue of Petko's Soundtrack. It's a collection of my current favourite rock-tunes. And, of course, the Petko-Dance.