French Open - Petkovic to miss French and Wimbledon

Fri, 27 Apr 20:50:00 2012

World number 12 Andrea Petkovic will miss next month's French Open and the Wimbledon championships in June after tearing ligaments in her ankle in Stuttgart.

Petkovic 2012 WTA Stuttgart - 0

Petkovic, who only returned to the tour at this week's Stuttgart Grand Prix following more than three months out with a stress fracture of her back, is also doubtful for the London Olympics in July.

The 24-year-old turned her ankle while attempting a forehand in her second-round defeat by world number one Victoria Azarenka on Thursday.

The indoor crowd instantly fell deadly quiet, and Azarenka was left to look out for her opponent after the match.

"It's such a tough situation and the ankle right away blew up," said Azarenka.

"I hope she recovers soon because she is a great player. Andrea is one if the players who is tough mentally, she is a great fighter."

Petkovic injury

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  1. Wish I could have brushed the clay off Andrea's­ thigh and then fondled extensively.

    From Andrew, on Fri 4 May 19:20
  2. Get well soon Andrea, and join your team of­ up-and-coming young German girls! Although you're­ not of German stock, you are a fine representative of­ your adoptive country! And keep the dancing act when­ you return!

    From HsSimon, on Mon 30 Apr 14:13
  3. Sad for her, missing the slams...the Olympics as well..­ yeah, very unfortunate but this is the nature of­ physical sport, anything can happen at any time. Pretty­ bad luck in her case though because she just came back­ after recovering from another injury - 3 months out,­ now its looks like she'll be out for much longer,­ most of the season..

    From Dosh, on Sat 28 Apr 9:56
  4. Poor Petko is the unluckiest girl this year, even more­ so than Clijsters. I hope she gets back on her feet­ soon. She's a great player to watch, and the tennis­ world needs more Petkorazzi.

    From GM, on Sat 28 Apr 9:39
  5. That's a poor do for the lass,still, worse things­ happen at sea.

    From Andrew, on Sat 28 Apr 8:15
  6. Wishing Petkovic a quick recovery!!!!

    From Non, on Fri 27 Apr 23:07
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