Petkovic fails after a hard fight
Andrea Petkovic loses in the 2. Round of the WTA tournament in Miami against an Australian. She has long been ranked 26th in the world. equal.
Andrea Petkovic is eliminated in the second round of the WTA tournament in Miami.
The 30-year-old from Darmstadt lost against the Australian Daria Gavrilova after 2:10 hours and three defended match balls with 6:7 (3:7), 4:6.
Former top-10 player Petkovic, who dropped to 111th place in the world rankings, had reached the main field of the $7.9 million Florida tournament through qualification. Petkovic was clearly behind Gavrilova, who was ranked 26th in both sets, but then proved to be equal (DATENCENTER: results from Miami).
Only two German players are now represented in the round of the last 16 players. Former world number one Angelique Kerber will meet Anastasia Pavlyutschenkova of Russia, Carina Witthöft will meet Sarina Dijas of Kazakhstan after her surprise victory over Julia Görges.