Lipsky and Dellacqua capture grand slam title

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

American Scott Lipsky and Australian Casey Dellacqua have won the French Open mixed doubles title.

The unseeded pair surprised top seeds and defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic in a three set thriller.

Lipsky, 29, held serve throughout and produced some crucial volleys in the decisive set.


Lipsky hits top form

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

Scott Lipsky was the surprise package at the French Open after excelling in both doubles' competitions at Roland Garros.

New Yorker Lipsky, 29, teamed up with Casey Dellacqua to reach the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

Lipsky and Rajeev Ram were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the men's doubles. They bowed out in three sets against fourth seeds Michael Llodra and Henad Zimonjic


Peer slump continues

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2011

Shahar Peer's miserable run of form continued when she crashed out of the French Open in the first round.

Peer, 24, reached as high as 11 in the WTA rankings at the start of the year but her slump continued at Roland Garros.

Seeded 18, the Israeli capitulated after a first-set tie-break, going down 6-1 in the second set against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.


Revival the name of Peer's game in Paris

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2011

Shahar Peer will be looking to revive her fading fortunes in the French Open, starting on Sunday.

Her preparations received a blow as she was stunned 1-6, 7-5, 3-6 by Australia's Casey Dellacqua (429) in the first round of the Brussels Open. This was Peer's first-ever defeat to a player outside of the top 200.


Peer looking for fresh start

By Simon Griver, April 1, 2011

Shahar Peer has sacked coach Craig Kardon after just seven months.

The split came as a surprise as Kardon, who used to train Martina Navratilova, had taken Peer to within a whisker of the top 10 for the first time in her career. Kardon was 23-year-old Peer's eighth coach.


Peer set for top 10

By Danny Caro, March 16, 2011

Shahar Peer is set to enter the top 10 for the first time in her career after beating world number five Francesca Schiavone of Italy in round four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The Israeli is due to play Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer (25) in the quarter-finals.


Israel back for Davis Cup playoffs

By Simon Griver, March 10, 2011

Israel booked their place in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs after beating Poland at Ramat Hasharon.

They moved into an unassailable 3-0 lead before Poland won the two dead-rubbers in the singles.

Having only been relegated from the World Group last year, Israel will be seeded in the strong half of the 16 nation draw in July.


Israel close in on Davis Cup World Group return

By Danny Caro, March 7, 2011

Israel booked their place in the the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs after clinching an unassailable 3-0 lead over Poland at Ramat Hasharon.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Dudi Sela eased past Marcin Gawron in straight sets - 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.


Dudi Sela: It's advantage Israel

By Simon Griver, March 3, 2011

Davis Cup: Dudi Sela says home support is the key as Israel looks to return to the top 16 World Group at the first attempt.

Sela will be joined by debutant Amir Weintraub (257) and doubles specialists Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich when they host Poland in a European/Africa Zone A tie at Ramat Hasharon, starting today.


Peer turns on Israeli supporters

By Simon Griver, February 10, 2011

Shahar Peer was involved in an angry exchange with disappointed fans after Israel failed to return to the Federation Cup World Group, finishing fifth in the 15-team Europe/Africa Group A tournament in Eilat.

Peer said: "Would it make them happy if I stopped representing Israel? Where would the country be then? We lost to Poland who were a very tough team."