Learning to handle losses not easy

Updated: September 8, 2010, 6:55 PM ET
By Andrea Petkovic | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: Andrea Petkovic made a huge impression here at the U.S. Open. The spirited 22-year-old German reached the fourth round, and her dancing celebrations -- and smoking gun finale -- have made for popular YouTube videos. The New York Times wrote a glowing feature, referencing her blogging prowess on ESPN.com. Here, regrettably, is her final entry, penned while heading back home:

OK, people. This is a sad day for all of us. Not did Vera only smash me out ...

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