Andrea Petkovic beats Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-3.
Andrea Petkovic, runner up at the Brisbane International and ranked number 30 at the 2011 Australian Open, beat Maria Sharapova in Round 4 of the Australian Open to go through to the Quarter Finals.
And it was a really convincing win. 6-2, 6-3.
And a fast win. Especially compared to the epic 4.5 hour Australian Open match when Schiavona eventually defeated Kuznetsova on Hisense Arena.
And she danced the Petko-Dance
Petkovic is known for her Petko-Dance, which I first saw in Brisbane, and I’ve been wondering how it all began.
During an interview with Sam Smith at the end of tonight’s Australian Open match Petkovic explained how she had been playing badly on the US Tour so her coach said that if she won her first round match at the US Open against Petrova she had to do something special.
She won 7-6 in the third set.
And so the Petko-Dance began.
Petko went on to explain that then the dance became famous and she has played better since she started doing it.
So, being superstitious Petko will keep on doing the dance when she wins.
I say Dance Pretty Petko Dance.
Want to see the Petko-Dance again?
Here’s a vid from the US Open. The Australian Open seemed to be a bit toned down, with no gun shooting at the end.
And if you really loved it, check out this Petkorazzi Video Blog and learn the moves for yourself.
Keep winning Petko, we want to see more of you and your dance moves.
Grand Slam Gal
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I LOVE the Petko-Dance!