Tennis

Wimbledon qualifiers review

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2013

There will be no Israelis in the main draw of the Singles competitions at Wimbledon after Shahar Peer and Julia Glushko failed at the final hurdle of the qualifying competition.

Peer had progressed through two qualifying rounds, but she bowed out in the third round, losing 6-3, 6-0 to Michelle Larcher De Britto of Portugal on Court 3 on Thursday.

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Early exit for Peer at French Open

By Danny Caro, May 27, 2013

Shahar Peer crashed out of the French Open grand slam at the first hurdle after being outclassed by fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in under an hour.

Peer was beaten 6-1, 6-1 as her miserable run of form continues.

And to make matters worse, Peer lost the title of no. 1 Israeli in the WTA rankings by Julia Glushko.

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Super Sela on the up

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2013

Dudi Sela regained his place in the top 100 after winning the Bosun Challenger tournament in South Korea.

The Israeli climbed to 88th place in the ATP rankings and although he has refused to play in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, he hopes to make the main draw as a lucky loser.

Sela will play in the Nottingham Challenger next month followed by the Wimbledon qualifiers.

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Wimbledon woe for Israel

By Simon Griver, May 10, 2013

Israel’s top two players – Shahar Peer and Dudi Sela - will need to qualify for the main draw at this year’s Wimbledon grand slam after sliding down the rankings.

A series of poor performances from Peer (104) and Sela (107) means that there will be no Israeli players in the main Singles draw.

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Paris powers to junior title

April 18, 2013

Joshua Paris continued his preparations for this summer’s Maccabiah Games by winning the Aegon Junior International tournament in Nottingham.

Paris, who will captain the Maccabi GB Maccabiah squad in Israel, beat Corentin Denolly of France 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the final of the under-18 Grade 4 competition.

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Israel to play Belgium in Davis Cup

By Simon Griver, April 10, 2013

Israel has been drawn away to Belgium in the Davis Cup World Group relegation play-offs.

The tie is scheduled for September 13-15 but Israel will request that matches are not played during the Yom Kippur fast on September 14.

Israel has been handed one of the least daunting draws with Dudi Sela (106) and Amir Weintraub (170) pitted against Xavier Malisse (50) and David Goffin (65).

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Success for Glushko

By Simon Griver, March 28, 2013

Julia Glushko won the Innisbrook ITF final in Florida.

The Israeli Federation Cup star came from a set down to beat Patricia Mayer-Achleitner (161) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the final. Glushko (174) is expected to climb to 160 in the world rankings.

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Team GB Maccabiah tennis squad announced

February 5, 2013

Team GB will take a 20-man tennis squad to Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Chaired by Jan Feldman, the junior squad features previous medal winners, tournament finalists and ranked players. ITF national ranked starlet Joshua Paris will captain the junior squad which also features Aegon Schools team national finalists Max Benaim and Gabriel Freedman.

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Israel whitewashed by France

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2013

Israel were on the receiving end of an embarrassing whitewash in their Davis Cup World Group match against France in Rouen.

Their hopes were dealt a blow before the action started when Andy Ram pulled out of the doubles match due to injury.

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French test for Israel

By Simon Griver, January 31, 2013

Israel returns to the Davis Cup World Group stage on Friday after a two-year absence, but they face the sternest possible test against France in Rouen.

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