NEW YORK—Andrea Petkovic is an experienced veteran walking around the grounds at the US Open, and an expert at all things New York. Though she's German, by way of Bosnia, the 31-year-old has significant stakes in Brooklyn.
"I'm based half of my time in New York," she told Baseline. "I have a place with my boyfriend in Brooklyn, so I guess it's half of my city now."
Petkovic is getting to spend a lot of time in her half home this month, having played the new NYJTL Bronx Open leading into the US Open.
"I think it's a great preparation," she said of the Bronx. "I'm really glad that this tournament popped up all of a sudden."