Peer knocked out of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2013
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Shahar Peer has been knocked out of the Australian Open by the oldest player in the competition.

The Israeli found the going tough in her second-round match against 42-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan.

A 6-2, 7-5 victory saw Date Krummo become the oldest player to make a Grand Slam third round since 45-year-old Renee Richards in 1979.

It ended another disappointing tournament for Peer who was eliminated from the Women's Doubles on Tuesday.

Amir Weintraub failed to build on his first-round heroics when he was beaten in four sets against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Men's Singles. The Israeli produced a brave performance against the 17th seed before succumbing 6-2, 7-6, 6-4.

Canada's Jesse Levine also bowed out after losing 6-2, 3-6, 6-7, 2-6 to 14th seed Gilles Simon of France.

Last updated: 12:25pm, January 17 2013