Andrea Petkovic begins her Wimbledon 2011 campaign with a match against lucky loser Stephanie Foretz-Gacon.
Andrea Petkovic is many people's idea of a dark horse to win Wimbledon 2011 and the powerful German has certainly shown glimpses this season of being the kind of player who has the potential to be a Grand Slam champion. She reached the quarter finals of the French Open and that will be her minimum target at the All England Club this month.
The 11th seed begins her Wimbledon 2011 campaign against France's Stephanie Foretz-Gacon this afternoon and there should be no mistakes from Petkovic. Her opponent was a 'lucky loser' in qualifying and will be thankful simply to be in the first round, with odds of 8/1, at bet365, indicating her chances of springing an upset today.
Petkovic is the 1/11 favourite to progress from the tie and 1/4 to do so in straight sets. Anything else would be a major surprise as there is a clear class difference between the world number 13 and 139.