Poised to kick off her 2015 season at next week's WTA Brisbane International, world number 13 Andrea Petkovic gave an interview with Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail in which she talked about her future coaching plans.
The German number two decided a couple weeks ago to team back up with her dad (Zoran Petkovic) following her split with Eric Van Harpen back in October. Harpen guided Petkovic to her first ever Grand Slam semifinal this year at the French Open.
The coaching partnership ended in a fairly civil way with Petkovic describing him as a “fantastic coach”. One of the key factors that contributed towards Petkovic teaming back up with Zoran was due to events towards the end of this year.
The German sensation began to burn out by the end of the year, both mentally and physically. At the Luxembourg Open she was the top seed, but was knocked out in straight sets in the first round. The disappointing first round loss clearly upset her and she was quoted in the after match press conference saying that she was “not facing a good moment”.
"I am not facing a good moment, both mentally and physically,"
"Currently I just am not able to play tennis". Reflecting back at that stage of her 2014 season with the Courier-Mail, Petkovic admitted that she was having a “mental down” and that she didn't physically feel fine in which she classed as a "weird phrase". Due to these reasons she took the sensible choice and teamed back up with her farther for the start of 2015.
Zoran did accompany his daughter at her last tournament of this year at the WTA Tournament of Champions where she ended the year with joy by taking the title.