At last year’s Open, Petkovic, then a little-known, Bosnian-born German, won a grueling match and then did something rare for a tennis player: She danced. Reminiscent of the Running Man, the “Petko-dance” has since become a cult hit, with fans seeing it performed quite often, as Petkovic has been winning matches in bulk lately. In the past year the 23-year-old has established herself as a dynamic player on the WTA tour, with loads of talent and charisma. That said, the most exciting German player since Steffi Graf isn’t quite ready to dance off with the title— at least not yet.
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