Tennis

Peer passes first hurdle

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2011

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.

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Sela to face Federer at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2011

Dudi Sela will play Roger Federer in the second round of the US Open after coming through a five-set thriller at Flushing Meadows.

Sela came from two sets down to beat world No. 35 Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0.

Federer breezed through his first-round clash against Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.

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Peer looks to prosper in NY

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Shahar Peer's prepararations for next week's US Open suffered a blow as she sank to an embarrassing defeat at the Texas Open.

Peer, who is ranked 24 in the world, was blown away by Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-4.

Larsson, who sits 40 places below Peer in the rankings, was just the latest player to inflict more pain on the Israeli.

Having defeated Anastasiya Yakimova (84) of Belarus in t

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Look out! Our best is yet to come

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Not so long ago, if someone had asked for my thoughts on the future of Jewish sport, I'd probably have looked to the heavens and said a little prayer.

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Olympics incentive

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2011

The Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) has doubled the prize money for medal winners at next year's London Olympics.

OCI chairman Zvi Varshaviak announced that any Israeli gold medallists will be awarded NIS 1 million, compared with NIS 480,000 for the Beijing Games in 2006.

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I can go all the way, says Paris

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Josh Paris enjoyed his first taste of Olympic competition where he rubbed shoulders with 3,000 elite teenagers from 48 European countries in Turkey this week.

A member of Team GB's 64-man squad, Paris, 15, was selected as one of only two boys in the GB's four-man tennis team at the 11th European Youth Olympics in Trazbon.

Having breezed through the first round of the Boys singles, Paris, car

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Teenagers in medal hunt in Philadelphia

July 28, 2011

JCC Max Benaim and Libby Walker have been named as the flag-bearers for Team GB's 43-athlete squad taking part at the JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia next month.

Tennis starlet Benaim and swimmer Walker have been rewarded for their efforts in raising funds for the trip.

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Success for Simons

July 28, 2011

Savannah Simons maintained her excellent run of form by winning two titles at the Chandos LTC tournament.

The European Maccabi Games triple gold medallist won the Girls Singles final against Monisha Kochhar with an authoritative display of control and power steering her to a 6-0, 6-0 win.

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Success could come at a price

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

Team GB's performance at the European Maccabi Games has been described as a huge success, and rightly so.

The bar was clearly raised in several sports with the Open and Junior footballers proving a cut above the rest. It was also the Games where our futsal players put themselves on the map.

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Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,

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