79 Facts About Andrea Petkovic


Andrea Petkovic is a German former professional tennis player.


Andrea Petkovic 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.


Andrea Petkovic rebounded in 2014 by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2014 French Open and later winning the WTA Tournament of Champions at the end of the season.


Andrea Petkovic has won seven WTA Tour singles titles and one doubles title, as well as nine ITF singles and three ITF doubles titles.


Andrea Petkovic became the German national champion in 2007 and 2009.


Andrea Petkovic was born in Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia.


Andrea Petkovic first took to the tennis courts when she was six; her father Zoran Andrea Petkovic, former Yugoslav tennis player and member of the Yugoslavia Davis Cup team, was a coach at a club in Darmstadt at the time.


Andrea Petkovic introduced her to the sport and later became her coach.


Andrea Petkovic was able to finish high school before competing in tennis full-time because Zoran never pressured her into joining the professional circuit.


Andrea Petkovic's mother Amira is a dental assistant while her younger sister Anja is a student.


Andrea Petkovic graduated from high school in 2006 with an Abitur from the Georg-Buchner-Schule in Darmstadt.


Andrea Petkovic has been studying political science at the FernUniversitat Hagen since 2008.


Andrea Petkovic has a successful YouTube channel which is home to her video blog entitled "Petkorazzi".


Andrea Petkovic turned professional in 2006 after she finished school, but she had already won four titles on the ITF Circuit.


Andrea Petkovic was the winner of the tournaments in Antalya, Podgorica, Davos and Alphen aan den Rijn.


Andrea Petkovic played her first Grand Slam tournament at the 2007 French Open where she reached the second round, after coming through the qualifying without losing a set and beating Jarmila Groth.


Andrea Petkovic reached the second round after beating Audra Cohen.


Andrea Petkovic finished the year with a ranking of 315.


In 2009, Andrea Petkovic played her first tournament at the Australian Open due to a protected ranking, where she reached the second round.


Andrea Petkovic won the Open Romania in Bucharest, defeating Jelena Dokic in the semifinals along the way, and regained a top-100 ranking.


In July 2009, Andrea Petkovic won her first WTA tournament in Bad Gastein, losing only one set throughout the tournament.


Andrea Petkovic played her first tournament in 2010 in Brisbane, Australia, where she reached the semifinal before losing to eventual champion Kim Clijsters.


Andrea Petkovic reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, where she was defeated by eventual finalist Li Na, her best achievement in a Grand Slam championship of her career.


Andrea Petkovic then played Fed Cup for Germany and helped them to a win over Slovenia with two wins in singles rubbers.


Andrea Petkovic defeated world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, eventually reaching the semi-finals.


Andrea Petkovic won her second WTA Tour title in Strasbourg, defeating Marion Bartoli by retirement in the second set.


Andrea Petkovic she became the sixth German player in history to crack the top 10 by winning her opening match at the Southern California Open in San Diego against American player Alexa Glatch.


Andrea Petkovic reached her first ever quarterfinals spot at the US Open against the world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki.


Andrea Petkovic performed her trademark dance to delight the audience after her fourth round win.


In 2011, Andrea Petkovic reached her highest ranking alongside her then coaching staff.


Andrea Petkovic then played at the Sydney International the following week, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round.


Andrea Petkovic then played at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.


Andrea Petkovic 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.


Andrea Petkovic had much more success in her final two tournaments of the year, reaching the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open and the Royal Indian Open By this time, her world ranking had risen to 126.


Andrea Petkovic received treatment for it before the second set but could not continue and retired from the match in tears.


Andrea Petkovic then received a wildcard for the Miami Masters, where she reached the third round.


Andrea Petkovic beat Taylor Townsend and Vania King and was due to face Caroline Wozniacki but withdrew before the match with a calf injury.


Andrea Petkovic then lost in the second qualifying round of the French Open.


Andrea Petkovic reached the final of the Nurnberger Versicherungscup that same month, after receiving a wildcard.


Andrea 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.


Andrea Petkovic defeated world No 2 and reigning champion, Victoria Azarenka, in the first round and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second, but lost to Lucie Safarova in the third round.


Andrea Petkovic started the year in Brisbane where she defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands before losing to Serena Williams.


Andrea Petkovic then played again in the Fed Cup where she defeated Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur, in straight sets.


Andrea Petkovic won just one match during the Stuttgart, Madrid, and Rome, over Romina Oprandi in Rome, but lost all others, to Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani and Serena Williams, respectively.


Andrea Petkovic started the grass court season in 's-Hertogenbosch, where she lost in the second round.


Andrea Petkovic then played at the Bad Gastein tournament on clay.


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 Andrea Petkovic's eight-match winning streak and won their third match of the year.


Andrea Petkovic lost to Simona Halep, in three sets.


Andrea Petkovic played two events in Europe and she won a total of nine matches with only two losses.


Andrea Petkovic lost her first match convincingly to Carla Suarez Navarro, but beat Tsvetana Pironkova, Dominika Cibulkova, and Garbine Muguruza to reach the final.


At the season-ending Fed Cup final, Andrea Petkovic lost the opening rubber to Petra Kvitova.


Andrea Petkovic finished the season for the second time in the top 20, ranked world No 13.


Andrea Petkovic started her 2015 year at the Brisbane International where she was the fifth seed.


Andrea Petkovic lost in the first round to Kaia Kanepi.


Andrea Petkovic was the 13th seed at the Australian Open and lost in the first round to Madison Brengle.


Andrea Petkovic followed her good form by playing at the Diamond Games as the ninth seed; she received a bye into the second round where she saved eight match points to beat wildcard Alison Van Uytvanck.


Andrea Petkovic played for Germany in Fed Cup semifinals against Russia.


In Nurnberg, Andrea Petkovic retired in her first-round match against Yulia Putintseva due to injury.


Andrea Petkovic went on to win against Mariana Duque before losing to Zarina Diyas in the third round.


Andrea Petkovic began the year at the Brisbane International where she reached the quarterfinals, losing to American qualifier Samantha Crawford.


At the Australian Open, Andrea Petkovic was the 22nd seed; she lost in the first round to Elizaveta Kulichkova.


At the Dubai Championships, Andrea Petkovic reached the quarterfinals by beating Camila Giorgi and Jelena Jankovic before losing to Caroline Garcia.


However, Andrea Petkovic had to retire in her match against Jelena Ostapenko due to a left thigh injury.


Andrea Petkovic represented Germany in 2017 Hopman Cup alongside Alexander Zverev.


In Hobart, Andrea Petkovic lost in second round to Veronica Cepede Royg.


At the Australian Open, Andrea Petkovic defeated Petra Kvitova in the first round in a match lasting almost three hours.


At the French Open, Andrea Petkovic defeated Kristina Mladenovic and Bethanie Mattek-Sands before losing to Simona Halep in the third round.


Andrea Petkovic reached semifinals in Linz, and lost to qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova.


Andrea Petkovic started her 2019 season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the final round of qualifying to Harriet Dart.


Andrea Petkovic played for Germany in Fed Cup against Belarus, she lost her singles match against Aryna Sabalenka.


Andrea Petkovic finished the year 2020 outside of the top 100 ranked No 102, having played only one match in the WTA level.


Andrea Petkovic started off her 2021 season at the Gippsland Trophy where she lost in the second round to the third seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets.


Andrea Petkovic reached the second round at Bad Homburg and at Wimbledon losing to Amanda Anisimova and Barbora Krejcikova, respectively.


Andrea Petkovic's season started to turn once, she returned to her best surface - clay.


Andrea Petkovic reached her first final in six years at the Hamburg Open.


Andrea Petkovic made the semifinals in Belgrade losing to eventual runner up Arantxa Rus.


Andrea Petkovic then reached her third consecutive semifinal at the Winners Open in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


Andrea Petkovic defeated Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets to reach her second final in three events.


Andrea Petkovic then defeated Mayar Sherif in straight sets to claim her first WTA Tour title since Antwerp in 2015 and her seventh career title.