Petkovic leads Germany in Fed Cup against US

Andrea Petkovic will lead Germany in the Fed Cup playoff against

the United States later this month.

Julia Goerges, Sabine Lisicki and Anna-Lena Groenefeld complete

the German team for the April 16-17 match in Stuttgart. A win would

see Germany promoted to the World Group at the expense of the


Petkovic has advanced to the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson

Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, with wins over top-ranked Caroline

Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic.

The 23-year-old Petkovic will break into the top 20 next