08/30/2011 12:12 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2011

Andrea Petkovic: U.S. Open Hopeful Rides Out Hurricane Irene In New York City

Andrea Petkovic is the No. 10 seed at the U.S. Open, a rising star on the WTA and an excellent dancer (see for yourself on YouTube). At this year’s tournament, she’s also a Wall Street Journal guest blogger. Here is her first post, as told to Tom Perrotta:

Hello everyone, it’s good to be at the U.S. Open after two days of waiting out Hurricane Irene. I was pretty much in bed for two days straight. On Sunday I had a movie marathon. I was supposed to practice but I couldn’t, so I was just in bed saving some energy—a lot of energy. I watched all of the Pedro Almodovar movies. Well, not all of them because he has like 20. But I managed to watch three in a row.

I was prepared for the hurricane. I stocked up on muesli and dried fruit, but I ate my whole stash right away and had to go to the Chinese deli/restaurant across the street for some sushi. Luckily, the hurricane turned out to be nothing! If this was a hurricane, then I basically live in a constant tornado in Griesheim, Germany, where I live. We have this all the time. Last week’s earthquake was much worse and scarier.

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