Tennis

Peer keen to impress

By Simon Griver, January 26, 2012

Shahar Peer will be looking to get over her disappointment at the Australian Open by steering Israel to victory in the Federation Cup.

Peer tumbled out in the second round in Melbourne, going down 6-1, 6-2 against 14th seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

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Peer crashes out in round two Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2012

Israel's involvement in the singles competition at the Australian Open ended in round two as Shahar Peer was comfortably beaten in Melbourne.

Having breezed past Isabella Holland in straight sets in round one, Peer was outclassed by 14th seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany, losing 6-2 6-1.

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Peer powers into round two in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2012

Shahar Peer will face 14th seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany after breezing through the first round at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Shahar Peer eased past first-round opponent Isabella Holland of Australia 6-2, 6-0.

Dudi Sela tumbled out of the men’s singles with a straight sets defeat against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

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Peer ready to hit back

By Simon Griver, January 12, 2012

Shahar Peer is determined to put in a strong performance at next week's Australian Open.

Peer is looking to regain the form that saw her reach number 11 in the WTA rankings last year.

The Israeli has slipped to 37 and needs to match her performance in Melbourne last year - when she reached the third round - to halt the slide.

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Olympics will be ace

By Simon Griver, January 5, 2012

Dudi Sela began his quest to qualify for a place at London 2012 in style with an impressive 6-0, 6-1 win over world number 48 Fabio Fognini.

The Israeli, ranked 85, needed just 59 minutes to finish off his Italian opponent in the first round of the Chennai Open in India.

Sela is still way off from equalling his career-best ranking of 29, which he reached back in 2009, and must return to th

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2012 dream on for Sela

By Simon Griver, November 24, 2011

Dudi Sela boosted his chances of playing at the 2012 London Olympics after reaching the final of the Challenger Tour Finals in Sao Paulo.

A series of strong performances from the Israeli have seen him climb 11 places to finish the season 83rd in the world rankings.

Israel's Olympic Committee will pick Sela for the London Games only if he reaches the top 50.

Having beaten Thomaz Bellucci (

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Pain game for Shahar

By Simon Griver, October 11, 2011

Shahar Peer has withdrawn from her scheduled tournaments for the remainder of the year after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of her back.

Peer has had a wretched year.

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The Bernstein-factor would go down a treat

By Danny Caro, October 6, 2011

FA chairman David Bernstein told me earlier this week that he's planning to visit Rowley Lane.

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Rivals see red over Cup payout

By Simon Griver, October 6, 2011

Two of Israel's leading tennis stars almost came to blows over a pay dispute ahead of Israel's Davis Cup match against Canada.

Dudi Sela and Andy Ram had to be pulled apart after it was discovered that the Israel Tennis Association (ITA) had agreed to pay Sela $30,000 for playing in the World Group promotion playoff at Ramat Hasharon, while Ram and the rest of the team received $22,000.

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Israel beaten in Davis Cup playoff

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2011

Israel failed to return to the Davis Cup group stage after going down 3-2 in a promotion playoff against Canada at Ramat Hasharon.

The match got off to a bad start for Israel when top seed Dudi Sela (96) was beaten in a five-set thriller against Vasek Pospisil (124).

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