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Petkovic grills sausages, Darmstadt draws 0-0 with Cologne

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) Tennis star Andrea Petkovic barbequed sausages but couldn't inspire her hometown side to a Bundesliga win as Darmstadt played out a 0-0 draw with Cologne on Friday.

Petkovic cooked sausages and served fans before the game to fulfill a promise she had made ahead of the opening game of the season, saying she'd man the grill if Darmstadt didn't lose to Hannover. The club drew 2-2 and held her to the pledge.

"Gambling debts are a matter of honor," said Petkovic, who joined fellow professional Sabine Lisicki in the stands once she'd completed her duty.