2011 was a breakthrough season for Andrea Petkovic. She went from a player back in the pack to one of the world’s top 10 players. In fact, the 2011 Brisbane final pitted Petkovic vs Petra Kvitova, a foreshadowing of things to come for two players would take a meteoric ascent up the rankings. Although Andrea lost the Brisbane final, she would go on to notch three finals appearances in 2011, winning in Strasbourg over Marion Bartoli. She also had a huge win over #1 Caroline Wozniacki at the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open.