Tennis

Peer earns rare success

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2014

Israel's Shahar Peer moved into the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, but only after a scare.

Peer lost the first set 6-4 against Kritina Mladenovic, but rallied superly to progress 6-2, 6-2 and set up a clash against China’s Shuai Zhang (9).

Dudi Sela's preparations for Wimbledon were dealt a blow as he was beaten in the first round at the Aegon Championships at Queens.

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Glushko stuns Flipkens at French Open

By Danny Caro, May 29, 2014

Julia Glushko stormed into the third round of the Women's Singles at Roland Garros following a stunning win over world no. 22 Kirsten Flipkens.

Israel's Glushko showed no signs of tired from her first-round win over Donna Vekic - a match that lasted two-and-a-half hours - as she produced one of the best performances of her career and progress 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

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Sela and Peer tumble out at French Open

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2014

Shahar Peer's woeful run of form continues after she crashed out in the opening round of the French Open at Roland Garros.

Peer simply had no answer to the power of 18th seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard who romped home 6-0, 6-2 in 59 minutes.

There was also misery for Dudi Sela who bowed out in four sets against American Donald Young in the Men's Singles.

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Sela ready for French test

By Simon Griver, May 23, 2014

Dudi Sela will be looking to return to the world’s top 100 when he competes at next week’s French Open.

Sela slipped to 110 after failing to defend the Challenger title he won in Korea last year.

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Israel to host ATP World Tour event

April 23, 2014

Israel will host its richest-ever tournament after the ATP confirmed World Tour 250 event will take place in Tel Aviv in September.

The competition, which offers $1m in prize money, has been relocated from St. Petersburg following the approval of the tournament’s request by the ATP Board of Directors at its meetings in Monte-Carlo this week.

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Ram to retire in months

By Simon Griver, April 8, 2014

Andy Ram, one of Israel’s most successful players, is considering retiring from the game.

Doubles specialist Ram will team up with Jonathan Erlich for Israel’s Davis Cup clash in Slovenia this weekend, but he has warned that he is close to ending his playing career.

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Medals for Maccabi in Bratislava

March 27, 2014

Players from Maccabi GB and Maccabi GB Scotland were among the medal winners at the 13th Maccabi Slovakia Tennis Tournament.

Geoff Isaacs won bronze in the Men’s Masters Singles event, with his wife, Dawn, taking the same prize in the Women’s Masters category in Bratislava.

MGB’s Nick Baum and Scot Errol Hornstein teamed up to claim bronze in the Men’s Masters Doubles competition.

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Brits on medals trial in Bratislava

March 26, 2014

Maccabi GB and Maccabi GB Scotland were celebrating as four British tennis players won medals at the 13th Maccabi Slovakia Tennis Tournament.

Geoff Isaacs won bronze in the Men’s Masters Singles, with his wife, Dawn, taking the same prize in the Masters Women’s category.

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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.

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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.

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