Andrea Petkovic (35), holder of 7 WTA titles, made an unexpected revelation, saying she was happy after the most painful failure of Simona Halep (31) in 2022.
Everything in Simona Halep’s career came crashing down after Patrick Mouratoglou’s pupil lost to Daria Snigur (20), a Ukrainian debutant, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round of the ‘US Open. Simona tested positive for roxadustat at the end of the match… And that’s how the ordeal began!
While Halep is provisionally suspended for doping, Andrea Petkovic admitted she was happy when she saw the Romanian lose at Flushing Meadows.
The confession that Simona Halep did not expect! A WTA champion enjoyed the Romanian’s troubles
Few players on the WTA Tour are brave enough to admit when they appreciate their rivals’ troubles, but Andrea Petkovic showed the cards in her face! sportswoman from Germany, who played the last match of his career at the US Open 2022explained that the news of Simona Halep’s defeat eased her suffering: “I swear it happens one hundred percent. Every player after losing a Grand Slam goes into the locker room and looks at the results on the screen and immediately feels better when she sees other top players who have lost.
When I lost to Belinda, I regretted the lost chances. Then I came home and saw that Simona Halep had lost. Then I thought… If Halep loses, then I can lose too. It’s a bit more comfortable to think that you’re not alone, that others are like you,” Andrea Petkovic said as quoted by Spotmedia.ro.
Andrea Petkovic can’t forget the defeat suffered by Simona Halep
Andrea Petkovic he came to Romania last year, managing to win the Winners Open Cluj-Napoca tournament trophy. Petkovic admitted he didn’t have very fond memories of Cluj-Napoca until he took part in the competition in Transylvania. She remembers losing to Halep in Cluj:
“I’m over 30, but I still feel fit! In the evening, after a good shower, I look like I’m 21, but in the morning when I wake up, you can see my age (laughs). Until now I didn’t have good memories of Cluj, I remember losing to Simona Halep in the Fed Cup. But now I feel extraordinary here,” Petkovic said in Cluj-Napoca.