Tennis

Sela sorry for Davis Cup performance

By Simon Griver, September 18, 2013

Dudi Sela has apologised for his woeful performance as Israel missed out on a place in the Davis Cup World Group following a 3-2 defeat against Belgium.

Sela lost both his matches as Israel failed to capitalise on a 2-1 advantage, with the hosts winning the final two matches of the playoff to progress.

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Belgium shatters Israel's Davis Cup dream

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2013

Israel succumbed 3-2 to Belgium in their Davis Cup playoff tie on Sunday.

Leading 2-1 thanks to victories for Amir Weintraub and Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich in the doubles, the visitors lost both reverse singles match, with Weintraub unable to produce his first match heroics.

There was more disappointment for Dudi Sela who was beaten 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 by Ruben Bemelmans.

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Weintraub hauls Israel back into Davis Cup tie

September 13, 2013

A superb performance by world no. 184 Amir Weintraub ensured that all is still to play for in Israel’s Davis Cup playoff tie against Belgium.

Weintraub was excellent as he defeated Belgian Ruben Bemelmans in a five-set thriller lasting just over four hours.

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We'll show we can play on clay, says Ran

September 12, 2013

Eyal Ran says Israel must focus on their game rather than the conditions when they take on Belgium in a Davis Cup playoff tie, starting today.

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New names, new hope for year ahead

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2013

Israeli sport has taken a right old battering over the past year or so but at long last the clouds are starting to lift.

Julia Glushko’s run at the US Open has given the nation much hope following the poor showing at the London Olympics last year.

There’s also Yarden Gerbi who looks to be a real medal contender for the Rio Games in 2016. I doubt a world title has been won any faster.

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Giorgi ousted in round four at US Open

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2013

Camila Giorgi's excellent run at the US Open ended at the fourth round stage as she was comfortably beaten by compatriot and 10th seed Roberta Vinci at Flushing Meadows.

Having beaten former no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in round three, the Italian was swept aside 6-2, 6-4 in 67 minutes by Vinci who will meet Flavia Pennetta in the quarter-finals.

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Glushko bows out in round three

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2013

Julia Glushko's thrilling run at the US Open ended in round three as she was edged out in a three-set thriller against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

The Israeli star was reflected to reflect on a missed opportunity as she failed to capitalise on four match points at Flushing Meadows.

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Glushko continues to impress at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2013

Julia Glushko will break into the world's top 100 after reaching the third round at the US Open at Flushing Meadow.

The Israeli overcame America's Sachia Vickery 7-5, 6-3 to set up a match against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

Italy's Camila Giorgi is also through to round three after beating Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 7-6. The win sets up a meeting with sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki.

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Glushko stuns Petrova at US Open

By Simon Griver, August 28, 2013

Julia Glushko (128) won her first-ever grand slam match and dumped 20th seed Nadia Petrova out of the US Open in straight sets in the first round at Flushing Meadow.

The Israeli overpowered the Russian and former world no. 3 to record the finest victory of her career and set up a second round tie against US qualifier Sachia Vickery (238).

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Sela off to a flyer at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2013

Dudi Sela advanced into the second round of the US Open with a superb five-sets victory over Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

Sela, who qualified for the tournament automatically, produced an heroic performance to win a four-hour marathon at Flushing Meadow.

America’s Michael Russell bowed out in straight sets against eighth seed Richard Gasquet.

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