Israel whitewashed by France

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2013

Israel were on the receiving end of an embarrassing whitewash in their Davis Cup World Group match against France in Rouen.

Their hopes were dealt a blow before the action started when Andy Ram pulled out of the doubles match due to injury.


French test for Israel

By Simon Griver, January 31, 2013

Israel returns to the Davis Cup World Group stage on Friday after a two-year absence, but they face the sternest possible test against France in Rouen.


Erlich eliminated from Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2013

Jonathan Erlich bowed out of the Australian Open in the third round of the Men's Doubles after he and partner Kevin Anderson were beaten in straight sets by Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling.

Erlich was Israel's most successful player in Melbourne, but his round came to a halt following a 6-2, 7-5 defeat.


Weintraub reflects on finest hour

By Simon Griver, January 18, 2013

Amir Weintraub described his victory over Argentina's Guido Pella in the first round of the Australian Open as the greatest of his ATP career.

There was a great maturity about Weintraub's performance in the straight sets win over Pella who lies more than 100 places above him in the ATP rankings.


Peer knocked out of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2013

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.


Peer and Weintraub progress at Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 15, 2013

Shahar Peer poor her poor early season behind her with a morale-boosting victory at the Australian Open.


Peer on slippery slope

By Simon Griver, January 11, 2013

Shahar Peer goes into the Australian Open in serious danger of dropping out of the world’s top 100.

Two years ago, Peer came to Melbourne on the cusp of the top 10, but the Israeli, currently ranked 73, has made a disastrous start to the new season following back-to-back defeats against lower-ranked rivals.


Peer hopes take a dive

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

Shahar Peer's preparations for the Australian Open were dealt a blow when she was beaten in her first outing of the year.

Peer, who is ranked 74 in the world, was defeated by 18-year-old Ukrainian Jewish player Elina Svitolina (131) at the Chennai Open in India.

There was better news for compatriot Dudi Sela (109) who beat Rajeev Ram (132) in the men’s singles.


Peer powers to Israeli title

By Simon Griver, January 2, 2013

Shahar Peer's victory at the Israeli Open Championships was marred by an ugly incident in her semi-final win over Deniz Khazaniuk.

Peer, ranked 74 in the world, beat 18-year-old Khazaniuk, who had previously criticised Peer’s Federation Cup performances and described her as a "fake."

Peer refused to shake hands with the teenager and called her an "embarrassment to her country."


French test looms for Israel

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2012

Israel coach Eyal Ran believes his squad will have to overcome all the odds after drawing France in the World Group.

That was the reward following a superb performance in the playoff against Japan where Amir Weintraub was the star of the show as Israel sealed the decisive rubber to cement a 3-2 victory.