Tennis

Camila won me over, says Venus

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2015

Camila Giorgi received praise from Venus Williams after bowing out of the Australian Open at the third round stage.

The fearless Italian pushed Williams, the former world no. 1, all the way in a three-set thriller in Melbourne.

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Sela blown away by Nadal

By Danny Caro, January 23, 2015

Dudi Sela's excellent run at the Australian Open came to a halt at the third-round stage as he was outclassed by world no. 3 Rafa Nadal.

Having eliminated 28th seed Lukas Rosol on Wednesday, Sela was simply swept aside by the Spaniard who showed no signs of the injury problems which hampered him in a five-setter during his round two match.

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Sela stuns Rosol to reach round three

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2015

Dudi Sela maintained his excellent run at the Australian Open with a second-round victory over 28th seed Lukas Rosol.

Sela (106) swept aside the Czech 7-6, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to equal his best-ever performance at the Melbourne grand slam, when, in 2009, he lost to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the third round.

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Giorgi knocks out seeded Pennetta

January 20, 2015

Italy's Camila Giorgi caused one of the upsets of the first round at the Australian Open with victory over compatriot Flavia Pennetta.

After losing the first set 6-4, Giorgi recovered in style to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-3 against her 12th-seeded opponent.

Giorgi will meet Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic in round two.

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Sela storms into round two

By Simon Griver, January 19, 2015

Dudi Sela marched into the second round of the Australian Open following a marathon five-set victory over Germany's Jan Lennard Struff (57).

Sela, 29, defied his ranking of 106 to come from behind to claim a 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory in 210 minutes, to reach the second round of the grand slam tournament for the fourth time in his career.

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Oliel wins Junior Orange Bowl

By Simon Griver, January 5, 2015

Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal beware! An Israeli teenager has eyes on emulating your Grand Slam achievements.

Yshai Oliel has won the Junior Orange Bowl in Florida, the unofficial world youth tennis championship.

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Sela returns to top 100

By Simon Griver, November 28, 2014

Dudi Sela has returned to the top 100 following an excellent run at the Helsinki Open.

The Israeli Davis Cup star has risen from 111 to 97 in the ATP rankings, ending the season by ensuring automatic qualification for the Australian Open in January.

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Soaring Sela

November 27, 2014

Dudi Sela has returned to the top 100 following an excellent run at the Helsinki Open.

The Israeli Davis Cup star has risen from 111 to 97 in the ATP rankings, ending the season by ensuring automatic qualification for the Australian Open in January.

Having reached the final of the Challenger event in Finland, Sela produced a disappointing performance, going down 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 against Jurgen

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Davis Cup woe for Israel

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2014

Israel experienced Davis Cup heartbreak as they were beaten 3-2 by Argentina in their World Group playoff match against Argentina.

In a match moved to Florida due to the security situation in Israel, Israel led 2-1 after Day One, but Argentina won both singles matches on Day Two to progress.

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Israel can progress, says Ram

By Simon Griver, September 12, 2014

Andy Ram insists the odds are stacked against Israel winning their Davis Cup promotion playoff against Argentina, starting today.

The tie has been moved from Tel Aviv to Sunrise, Florida due to the security situation in Israel.

Ram, 35, recently said that he would retire from the sport after the match, but victory could result in a change of heart.

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