Tennis

Peer on slippery slope

By Simon Griver, January 11, 2013

Shahar Peer goes into the Australian Open in serious danger of dropping out of the world’s top 100.

Two years ago, Peer came to Melbourne on the cusp of the top 10, but the Israeli, currently ranked 73, has made a disastrous start to the new season following back-to-back defeats against lower-ranked rivals.

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Peer hopes take a dive

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

Shahar Peer's preparations for the Australian Open were dealt a blow when she was beaten in her first outing of the year.

Peer, who is ranked 74 in the world, was defeated by 18-year-old Ukrainian Jewish player Elina Svitolina (131) at the Chennai Open in India.

There was better news for compatriot Dudi Sela (109) who beat Rajeev Ram (132) in the men’s singles.

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Peer powers to Israeli title

By Simon Griver, January 2, 2013

Shahar Peer's victory at the Israeli Open Championships was marred by an ugly incident in her semi-final win over Deniz Khazaniuk.

Peer, ranked 74 in the world, beat 18-year-old Khazaniuk, who had previously criticised Peer’s Federation Cup performances and described her as a "fake."

Peer refused to shake hands with the teenager and called her an "embarrassment to her country."

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French test looms for Israel

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2012

Israel coach Eyal Ran believes his squad will have to overcome all the odds after drawing France in the World Group.

That was the reward following a superb performance in the playoff against Japan where Amir Weintraub was the star of the show as Israel sealed the decisive rubber to cement a 3-2 victory.

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Israel return to Davis Cup World Group

By Danny Caro, September 18, 2012

Israel returned to the Davis Cup World Group following a thrilling 3-2 victory over Japan in Tokyo.

Amir Weintraub was the star of the show after winning the decisive rubber to cement victory.

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Weintraub gets Israel back on track

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2012

An excellent performance from Amir Weintraub put Israel back on level terms in their Davis Cup World Cup playoff match against Japan in Tokyo.

Japan won the first rubber when Go Soeda beat Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, but Weintraub levelled the match with an impressive 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Tatusma Ito at the Ariake Coliseum.

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Gershony, the ace in Israel's Paralympics pack

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

There has hardly been a dry eye in the Gershony household since Wheelchair Tennis star Noam brought home gold from London.

The 29-year-old displayed little emotion on court throughout the tournament but he struggled to hold back tears of joy after beating top seed David Wagner to win the Quad Singles title.

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2012 Paralympics: Day 10 round-up

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012

Israel won another two medals on Day 10 of the 2012 Paralympic Games to take their tally to eight overall.

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
Noam Gershony won Israel's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympic Games after beating David Wagner of America in straights sets on Saturday.

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Wheelchair tennis gold for Gershony

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2012

Noam Gershony won Israel's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympic Games after beating David Wagner of America in straights on Saturday.

The Israeli, aged 29, ran out a 6-3, 6-1 victor against the top seed in the Quad Singles final on Centre Court at Eton Manor to win his second medal of the Games.

Gershony, a former helicopter pilot wrapped up the victory in under an hour.

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Weinberg upbeat after defeat

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2012

Shraga Weinberg missed out on the bronze after going down in three sets against Nicholas Taylor of America in the playoff for third place on Court One at Eton Manor.

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