Tennis

Lipsky reaches semis at Australian Open

January 23, 2014

Sott Lipsky remains on course to win the second grand slam of his career after reaching the semi-finals of the Mixed Doubles competition at the Australian Open.

Having won the same event at the French Open in 2011 with Casey Dellacqua, Lipsky and Jie Zheng of China were the first pairing to make the last four.

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Israelis reflect on Australian Open disappointment

January 17, 2014

There was disappointment for Israel’s three entrants who tumbled out in the first round at the Australian Open.

Shahar Peer (75) went down 6-4, 6-1 against Romanian Monica Niculescu (64). The Israeli no. 1 is still struggling for form following her return from a foot injury.

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Giorgi bows out in round two in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2014

Italian ace Camila Giorgi bowed out of the Australian Open after going down in three sets against 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in Melbourne.

A first-round winner over Storm Sanders, Giorgi went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4.

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Giorgi passes first test at Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 14, 2014

Camila Giorgi came through a tough first-round contest on Day Two of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The Italian came from a set down to beat Storm Sanders of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Ladies Singles competition.

Victory sets up a meeting with 25th seed Alize Cornet of France in round two. Cornet enjoyed an easy win over Polona Hercog who retired after the first game of the match.

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Sela and Peer eliminated in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2014

There was major disappointment for Israel on day one at the Australian Open as Dudi Sela, Shahar Peer and Julia Glushko crashed out of the Singles competition.

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Sela upbeat ahead of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

Dudi Sela goes into the Australian Open full of confidence having rediscovered his finest form.

Sela won the Israeli Open last month and is determined to put a poor run at grand slam competitions behind him as he looks to impress in Melbourne.

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Fichman wins first WTA title

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

Sharon Fichman claimed her first success on the WTA Tour with victory in the Ladies Doubles at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Fichman, 23, teamed up with American partner Maria Sanchez to beat third seeds Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek in the final.

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Sela wins, but girls crash out

By Simon Griver, January 6, 2014

Israel’s Dudi Sela began the new season with an impressive straight sets victory over Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko at the Chennai Open in India. Sela, 73 in the ATP rankings, beat Lacko, ranked 81, 6-4, 6-2.

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Tough test looms for Israeli stars

By Simon Griver, November 4, 2013

Jonathan Erlich says Israel has a tough task after being drawn away to the winners of the Portugal and Slovenia tie in the second round of the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Group 1.

As one of the four seeded teams in the Group, Israel was handed a bye in the first round and will play the second round tie over the weekend of April 4 next year.

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Sela claim third success of the year

By Simon Griver, October 21, 2013

Dudi Sela has risen to 68 in the world rankings after winning the Tashkent Challenger.

Sela, 28, claimed his third title of the year after beating Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets in the final. The Israeli beat top seed Lukas Lacko in the semis.

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