Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are champions but WTA Tour is funnier - Petkovic


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Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are champions but WTA Tour is funnier - Petkovic

In an interview to Der Standard Andrea Petkovic spoke about the differences between ATP and WTA Tours. The German said: "I think women's tennis is better than men's tennis. We have stars in every generation. Naomi Osaka is 21 years old, Bianca Andreescu is almost a teenager and the oldest players: Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova.

On the men's side we have Federer, Nadal, Djokovic. Everyone belongs to the same generation, Federer is a bit older. They will stop at the same time. Atp is strongly about those stars. Yeah, they are global stars. But Osaka is an enormous star in Asia and America too.

It was fascinating to see the process. Prize money increased, the quality got bigger. That's important for women in general too. Now I always have to play my best tennis, otherwise I am out. In the past, even if I did not play well, I was always playing two or three rounds.

This is like this also for the top ten and 20 players. On one side it's tougher of course, on the other one still being there makes me proud. After ten years, I can still beat the top ten players." "The toughest moment for me was when I had serious injuries thrice in a row.

I was also young. It was a big crisis in my life and not just for sports. It may be a broken relationship or a parent's death. For me, it was injuries", concluded Petkovic who went through knee surgeries.