Successful in Tokyo

="(Photo: © 2009 S. Hainz/ (Foto: © 2009 S. Hainz/

Andrea Petkovic has moved on the second round at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. After defeating Junri Namigata (JPN) and Julie Coin (FRA) in the qualifying, the 22-year-old beat Sybille Bammer of Austria 7:5, 6:4 in the first round.

Now Andrea competes against Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) who is ranked number six in the world at present. The last time they played against each other in April in Stuttgart, Andrea was close to a sensation, but Kuznetsova managed to obtain a 4:6, 7:5, 1:6-victory in the end. The match will be broadcasted on television by Eurosport.