Peer passes first hurdle

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2011
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Shahar Peer is safely through to round two after beating former doubles partner Sania Mirza in the ladies singles at Flushing Meadows.

Victory came as a relief for Peer who had crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon and the French Open earlier this year.

Peer, 24, bounced back after losing a first-set tie-break to win 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

A meeting with former world No. 1 Roger Federer was the prize awaiting Dudi Sela following his first-round win in the men's singles.

Sela, 26, came from two sets down to beat world No. 35 Thomaz Bellucci.

    Last updated: 2:22pm, September 1 2011