Former top 10 player Andrea Petkovic has undergone surgery on a torn meniscus - an injury she sustained in her first match at the Hopman CUp in PErth a few days ago. The German will noe be sidelined for at least two months.
The German has already pulled out of the Australian Open and will now also miss Germany's first-round Fed Cup tie in February. The operation was carried out on Thursday. Petkovic has dropped to no. 125 in the rankings after an injury plagued 12 months in which she also had to overcome serious back and ankle injuries. But the German remians hopeful that she will be back to tennis in a couple of months time.