Peer passes first test at US Open

By Simon Griver, August 26, 2014
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Shahar Peer beat Britain's Johanna Konta (121) in the first round of the US Open.

Peer powered her way past Konta 6-2, 6-3 to reach a grand slam second round for the first time since January 2013 in Australia.

The Israel has slipped to 155 in the rankings but has a real chance to progress further in Flushing Meadow where she is scheduled to meet Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (121) in the second round.

There was disappointment for compatriot Julia Glushko (101) who was swept aside 2-6, 3-6 by qualifier Madison Brengle (123) of the US.

Sharon Fichman was no match for fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

The Israeli-born Canadian lost 1-6, 0-6. Italy's Camila Giorgi also tumbled out losing 6-1, 5-7, 3-6 to Australia's Anastasia Rodionoka.

Last updated: 1:09pm, August 26 2014