Glushko stuns Petrova at US Open

By Simon Griver, August 28, 2013

Julia Glushko (128) won her first-ever grand slam match and dumped 20th seed Nadia Petrova out of the US Open in straight sets in the first round at Flushing Meadow.

The Israeli overpowered the Russian and former world no. 3 to record the finest victory of her career and set up a second round tie against US qualifier Sachia Vickery (238).


Sela off to a flyer at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2013

Dudi Sela advanced into the second round of the US Open with a superb five-sets victory over Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

Sela, who qualified for the tournament automatically, produced an heroic performance to win a four-hour marathon at Flushing Meadow.

America’s Michael Russell bowed out in straight sets against eighth seed Richard Gasquet.


US Open woe for Peer

By Danny Caro, August 21, 2013

Shahar Peer’s Grand Slam misery continued after she crashed out of the US Open in the first round of qualifiers.

Having failed to reach the main stages at Wimbledon, Peer, who was the top seed in the women’s qualifying draw, cut a forlorn figure as she was beaten in straight sets by Ksenia Pervak.


The non-Jewish brigade who lifted Team GB

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Just over a year ago David Nash began his association as a cricket coach with Maccabi GB by promising "to bring home the bacon".

It was perhaps not the most diplomatic expression to use in the circumstances, but the sentiment was well meant and in the end proved to be correct.


I almost quit tennis, says Peer

By Simon Griver, August 19, 2013

In the wake of winning her first tournament in four years and returning to the top 100, Shahar Peer has confessed that she has considered retirement in recent months.


Israeli dream team make it a double

By Simon Griver, August 19, 2013

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich are gearing up for the US Open in the best possible way by winning their second successive men’s doubles tournament at the Comerica Bank Challenger in Aptos, California.

The Israeli duo beat Australia’s Chris Guccione and Matt Reid 6-3, 7-6 in the final to continure an eight-game
winning streak and add to last week’s Vancouver Open title.


Doubles delight for Ram and Erlich

By Simon Griver, August 19, 2013

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich completed their preparations for the US Open in style by winning the Vancouver Open Challenger Men’s doubles title.

The Israelis completed an impressive set of performances with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over James Cerratini and Adil Shamasdin.


McEnroe spurring Loeb on to big time

By Laura Stadler, July 12, 2013

Jamie Loeb expressed delight after reaching the quarter-finals of the Junior Girls competition at Wimbledon.

Loeb, who is 18 and from New York, trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island, where she "hits" with the former champion "from time to time".


Andy Murray's ex-coach says Wimbledon triumph was a "thing of beauty"

July 8, 2013

Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon win was "a thing of beauty", according to the British player's Jewish former coach.

Brad Gilbert, who coached Murray between 2006 and 2007, said the defeat of world number one Novak Djokovic was full of guts and class.


Levine reflects on finest moment

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2013

Jesse Levine described playing on Centre Court as a career highlight.

The Canadian produced a battling performance against eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round of the Men’s Singles.

He led 5-2 in the second set and a three-point lead in the tiebreaker before going down 2-6, 6-7 (7-9), 3-6 against the 2009 US Open champion.