First-round exit in New Haven

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Andrea Petkovic's last tournament before the US Open ends with a disappointment. The 22-year-old lost 2:6; 2:6 in straight sets against Olga Gorvotsova of Belarus. Now Andrea focuses on the last Grand Slam of the year in New York. The 2010 US Open women's singles draw will be revealed on Thursday, August 26. All information can be found in the matchcenter.

Not an easy draw

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In the first round of the tournament in New Haven, Andrea Petkovic competes against Olga Govortsova of Belarus. Andrea has won all three matches against the current number 51 of the WTA-Rankings so far. All results and further information can be found in the matchcenter.

No luck in Montreal

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Andrea Petkovic has lost in straigh sets (3:6; 3:6) to Dinara Safina in the first round of The Rogers Cup in Montreal. Against the former number one of the world, Andrea made too many unforced errors, resulting in the Russian taking the win without too much of a struggle.

Next stop ist the tournament in New Haven, before Andrea plays the US Open in New York.

Ready for Wimbledon

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In order to optimally prepare for Wimbledon, Andrea Petkovic plays two tournaments on grass before the third Grand Slam of the year. First she starts in Birmingham in England. Andrea then travels to s’Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). All dates and results can be found in the Matchcenter as usual.

Close to a sensation

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In a very closely contested match, Andrea Petkovic missed to advance to the third round of the French Open by a heartbeat. The 22 year old German lost 6:4, 5:7, 4:6 to defending French Open champion Svetlana Kutznetsova despite having four match points in the second set.

"I just tried too hart, when I had the opportunity to finish the game", Petkovic said after the match. "Until then I had played with the discipline, you need when you go head to head with one of the top players in the world."

Even though Petkovic was a little bit disappointed after her withdrawal, she sounded confident about her future: "My time will come. I know I will continue climbing up the rankings."