Thursday, April 4, 2013

Petkovic withdraws from Charleston

Andrea Petkovic, who defeated Taylor Townsend and Vania King in her first two rounds in Charleston, withdrew from the tournament this morning because of a right calf injury. Petkovic was scheduled to play 2nd seed Caroline "Walkover" Wozniacki, so now the Dane has received yet another walkover in a WTA event (is this some kind of record?).

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Madison Keys, who were originally scheduled to play on the Althea Gibson Club Court, were moved to the Billie Jean King Court in the stadium, but they have not been able to start their match because of rain. It's really coming down here, so there's no telling when Mattek-Sands and Keys will be able to go onto the court.

Here are some photos from the player party, which was held Saturday night in downtown Charleston.

A few of the players talk about how much they like staying in people's home in Charleston.


Gregoire Gentil said...

I think that you should be more fair with Caroline. Yes, you're right, it's not the first time ;-), but Caroline doesn't give up for a pedicure - if you see who I'm referring to. Health is a key element of tennis player. Compare Federer and Nadal for instance. They are those who are always present, who fight until the very last point, and they are the others...

Diane said...

How was I being unfair? Do you think I'm not aware that Caroline has no control at all over how many walkovers she gets? I just happen to think it's an odd phenomenon on the tour.

And--speaking of unfair--should you ever get a pedicure with unclean tools used and you get a foot infection, then maybe come back and talk about Azarenka. I gave her the benefit of the doubt on that one; a pedicure infection is no small thing.