Three Germans could have lost and three lost in Stuttgart quarters

The only tournament in Germany had four German players in the quarterfinals, but all of them that could go out actually did, and now we have only Julia Goerges representing the country in the semis of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki was 4-1 behind in the first set against German world No.19 Andrea Petkovic, but the Dane rallied to win 10 straight games en route to a 6-4 6-1 victory. Wozniacki’s semifinal opponent will be Agnieszka Radwanska, who took out another German, Kristina Barrois, 7-5 6-3.

The quarterfinals also featured an all-German battle between Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki, and as Goerges won 6-4 6-4, she will be the only German representative in the final four, while playing her first Premier-level semifinal. Goerges is ranked 32nd in the world, and after Petkovic she is the second-ranked German player. Goerges’ opponent in the final four will be fifth seed Samantha Stosur, who pulled out a 2-6 6-3 7-6(3) win over world No.3 Vera Zvonareva. Stosur considers the match her best match of 2011.

There will be no play at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Friday, because it's a holiday. (photos: © Neal Trousdale)

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3 thoughts on “Three Germans could have lost and three lost in Stuttgart quarters

  1. Gregoire Gentil

    Caro should have danced at the end, that would have been really fun! BTW, great performance by the Dan starting from 1-4.

  2. Helen

    Andrea played two 3 setters before meeting Caro who received a bye in R1 and won with the greatest of ease in R2. Wozzy was no doubt fresher, STILL couldn't Petko hold on to take the first set?

    After their great efforts at Fed Cup, can't fault JJ and Cibby for not going deeper and the wheels continue to fall off the Li Na train.

    After playing tough back-to-back 3 setters, and still alive in doubles, how much gas does Stosur have left in the tank? She'll welcome the Friday off day

    While Caro and Agi are mostly defensive players,look for Caro to get aggressive against one of her best friends. ;)

  3. Patricia

    What a shame! I hoped so much for Petko. Not just because we're both german ;-)

    Good luck for Julia Görges! Maybe she could make it against Sammie. If not – Sammie is one of my favorites too and then she have to win in Stuttgart!

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