Win by walkover

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Andrea Petkovic has reached the round of sixteen at the US Open by walkover. Her opponent in the third round - Shuai Peng of China - suffers from an ellbow-injury and is not able to compete. In the round of sixteen Andrea faces Vera Zvonareva (RUS| WTA 7).

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The next step is done

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For the first time in her career Andrea Petkovic has reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament. In a very close match Andrea defeated American Bethanie Mattek-Sands (WTA 76) 3:6; 6:3; 7:5. In the third set she had to save three matchballs when Mattek-Sands led 5:4. “It was very tough. She was right there from the beginning and I needed about half an hour to get used to her style of playing”, said Andrea afterwards. “In the third set I was very self-confident. That has made the difference.”

In the third round Andrea competes against Shuai Peng of China, who ended the hopes of 9th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) in the second round.

That’s it for the doubles

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Andrea Petkovic stumbled to an early exit in the women’s doubles competition of the US Open. Together with Tatjana Malek Andrea lost 5:7; 7:6 (8:6) and 4:6 in the first round to Alexa Glatch and Coco Vandenweghe (both USA).

Andrea’s second-round-match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the singles competition is scheduled for Thursday at about 20h (local time). The exact time is subject to the duration of the previous matches.

Starting off with a surprise

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Andrea Petkovic has reached the second round of the US Open with a surprising win over Nadia Petrova (WTA 16) of Russia. The 38th-ranked German beat the 17th seed in a third-set tiebreaker, winning 6:2; 4:6; 7:6 (7:4). In the next round Andrea faces 76th-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA).

US Open draws revealed

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Nadia Petrova is Andrea Petkovic’s first opponent at the US Open. The 28-year-old Russian is seeded No. 17 in New York. Currently she is No. 19 in the WTA ranking. It is Andrea’s first match against Petrova, who advanced to the last sixteen at Flushin Meadows last year.