Tennis

Peer into round three of ladies’ doubles at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2011

Israel's Shahar Peer and Cara Black of Zimbabwe have reached the third round of the ladies' doubles competition at Wimbledon.

The 15th seeds made easy work of American duo Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears, winning in straight sets on Court 15.

A 6-2, 6-3 victory sets up a third-round clash against second seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.

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ITC chief looks for new stars

June 23, 2011

While the country's top players experienced mixed fortunes at Wimbledon, Danny Gelley, head of the Israel Tennis Centre (ITC), was casting his eye over the next generation.

The CEO of the award-winning, non-profit tennis programme, Gelley believes that creating "good citizens" is the project's underlying goal and that producing world-class players is only "a positive spin-off".

The ITC, whic

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Grand sham

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Shahar Peer struggled to fight back the tears as her terrible run of form continued with a shock first-round defeat in the ladies singles.

Seeded 22, Peer started well, winning the first set 7-5 against Ksenia Pervak (89) but the Russian raised her game in her first appearance at SW19, to win 7-5, 6-4.

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Brave Sela goes down fighting at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Israel's involvement in the singles competition at Wimbledon ended in near-darkness on Wednesday evening as wild card Dudi Sela was beaten by 15th seed Gilles Simon of France.

For Sela, it was the end of a brilliant run that had seen him win 16 consecutive matches. He went down after putting on a brave and battling performance.

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Sela cruises into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2011

Dudi Sela breezed into the second round at Wimbledon following a straight sets victory over Frederico Gil of Portugal.

Wild card Sela claimed his 16th straight victory with an imperious display on Court 8.

He completed a confident performance 6-4, 6-1, 6-4, before the rain came.

His victory came hot on the heels of Shahar Peer's exit.

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Peer crashes out of Wimbledon

June 20, 2011

Shahar Peer has crashed out of Wimbledon.

Seeded 22, the Israeli won the first set 7-5 but after picking up a shoulder injury in the second, she had no answer to the power and precision of Ksenia Pervak, going down 6-4, 6-4 on Court 8 on the opening day.

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Ram and Erlich win 13th ATP title

June 20, 2011

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich completed preparations for Wimbledon in style – by winning the AEGON International men's doubles title.

Having recently got back together, the Israelis wrapped up their first success in three years, defeating Grigor Dimitrov and Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-3 in a rain-delayed final.

Play was not possible in Eastbourne so the match was moved to Roehampton.

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I will show you all I can cut it on grass, says Sela

By Simon Griver, June 16, 2011

Wild card Dudi Sela is looking to repay the faith of Wimbledon organisers with a good run at the All England Tennis Club, starting on Monday.

An excellent run of form has seen the Israeli register 15 consecutive victories, culminating in the Nottingham Challenger last weekend - his third successive win on the challenger circuit.

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Game over for Weintraub

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Wimbledon was over before it started for Amir Weintraub who was beaten in the qualifiers this afternoon.

The Israeli went down 7-6, 6-3 to Simone Bolleli of Italy in the first round of the qualifiers for the men’s singles.

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Wimbledon spot for Israel's Sela

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Dudi Sela has received a wild card for Wimbledon, which starts next week.

Sela will climb to 81 in the ATP rankings after winning the Nottingham Challenger.

He beat Jeremy Chardy of France – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

An impressive run of form has seen the Israeli win his last 15 matches, steering him to three consecutive challenger titles.

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