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Topic - Andrea Petkovic
Isner, the 2007 runner-up in Washington, acknowledged his body feels "like it's a little beat up" after a second consecutive three-setter and a busy 1½ weeks, "but I'll be ready to go tomorrow, for sure."
Andrea Petkovic of Germany has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a persistent right ankle injury.
Tenth-ranked Mardy Fish and women's No. 16 Andrea Petkovic are among several players who pulled out of the upcoming French Open on Monday.
Andrea Petkovic will play for Germany when it faces Australia in the Fed Cup playoffs, replacing injured Wimbledon semifinalist Sabine Lisicki.
The all-star cast of walking wounded continued to improve heading into the Australian Open, with Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Serena Williams and defending champion Kim Clijsters reporting progress with their respective injuries.
The all-star cast of walking wounded continued to improve heading into the Australian Open, with Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Serena Williams and defending champion Kim Clijsters all reporting progress with their respective injuries.
Venus Williams finally beat Andrea Petkovic on Monday. Five months after a hip injury forced her to retire against Petkovic after one game of their third-round match at the Australian Open, Williams beat the German 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in her first match back at Eastbourne to successfully open her Wimbledon preparations.
Everything came so quickly for Maria Sharapova at the start of her tennis career. Wimbledon champion at age 17. Ranked No. 1 at 18. Second major title at 19, third at 20.
The United States will use two teenagers when it plays against Germany in the Fed Cup relegation playoffs this weekend.
Li Na is back in the Australian Open semifinals, and the latest seeded player to lose to the Chinese star says she is the woman to beat.
Clutching her side and crying out in pain, Venus Williams lasted just seven points Friday at the Australian Open and withdrew from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time.
She released a statement saying she'd been having back problems for three or four months.
Petkovic said doctors advised her it will take six to eight weeks to recover.