It was mission accomplished, says Peer

By Simon Griver, February 14, 2014

Israel missed out on promotion to the World Group despite claiming two wins in the Federation Cup Europe/Africa Group 1 in Hungary.

Victories over Austria and Slovenia counted for little after Israel slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Ukraine.


Lipsky and Zheng bow out in semis

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2014

Scott Lipsky's excellent run at the Australian Open ended in heartbreak as he and partner Jie Zheng were eliminated at the semi-finals stage.

Having knocked out fifth seeds A Medina Garrigues (SPA) / B Soares (BRZ) at the last eight hurdle, Lipsky and Zheng bowed out in straight sets against Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic, going down 6-3, 6-1.


Lipsky reaches semis at Australian Open

January 23, 2014

Sott Lipsky remains on course to win the second grand slam of his career after reaching the semi-finals of the Mixed Doubles competition at the Australian Open.

Having won the same event at the French Open in 2011 with Casey Dellacqua, Lipsky and Jie Zheng of China were the first pairing to make the last four.


Israelis reflect on Australian Open disappointment

January 17, 2014

There was disappointment for Israel’s three entrants who tumbled out in the first round at the Australian Open.

Shahar Peer (75) went down 6-4, 6-1 against Romanian Monica Niculescu (64). The Israeli no. 1 is still struggling for form following her return from a foot injury.


Giorgi bows out in round two in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2014

Italian ace Camila Giorgi bowed out of the Australian Open after going down in three sets against 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in Melbourne.

A first-round winner over Storm Sanders, Giorgi went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4.


Giorgi passes first test at Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 14, 2014

Camila Giorgi came through a tough first-round contest on Day Two of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The Italian came from a set down to beat Storm Sanders of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Ladies Singles competition.

Victory sets up a meeting with 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in round two. Cornet enjoyed an easy win over Polona Hercog who retired after the first game of the match.


Sela and Peer eliminated in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2014

There was major disappointment for Israel on day one at the Australian Open as Dudi Sela, Shahar Peer and Julia Glushko crashed out of the Singles competition.


Sela upbeat ahead of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

Dudi Sela goes into the Australian Open full of confidence having rediscovered his finest form.

Sela won the Israeli Open last month and is determined to put a poor run at grand slam competitions behind him as he looks to impress in Melbourne.


Fichman wins first WTA title

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

Sharon Fichman claimed her first success on the WTA Tour with victory in the Ladies Doubles at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Fichman, 23, teamed up with American partner Maria Sanchez to beat third seeds Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek in the final.


Sela wins, but girls crash out

By Simon Griver, January 6, 2014

Israel’s Dudi Sela began the new season with an impressive straight sets victory over Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko at the Chennai Open in India. Sela, 73 in the ATP rankings, beat Lacko, ranked 81, 6-4, 6-2.