Pe’er wins, Sela falls
Dudi Sela stumbled on the clay once more, falling in the first round in Nice.
Shahar Pe'er Photo: REUTERS
Shahar Pe’er opened her final tournament before the Roland Garros with a win in
Strasbourg on Tuesday, while Dudi Sela stumbled on the clay once more, falling
in the first round in Nice.
Pe’er, ranked No. 53 in the world, beat
Aleksandra Wozniack (57), 7-5, 6-0, breaking the Canadian seven times in the 80-
Pe’er’s next goal will be to finally progress past a
second-round after failing to do so in her past eight tournaments, especially
with the French Open around the corner, starting this coming Sunday.
Sela (94) has little to cheer about entering the year’s second Grand Slam event
after losing 7- 5, 6-1 to Grigor Dimitrov (95) in the first round in
Sela’s decision to play a full European clay-court season has so
far backfired, with the Israeli winning just two of six matches on the red
surface, plummeting 23 places in the ATP rankings on Monday after losing the
points he picked up last year with his success on the Challenger
As a result, Sela looks set to miss out on a place in the London