Shahar Pe’er will enter Roland Garros on the back of yet another disappointing
defeat after falling 4-6, 6-4, 6- 0 to Alize Cornet in the second round of the
Strasbourg International on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Israeli, ranked
No. 53 in the world, dropped her serve eight times against Cornet (83) in the
two hour and 28 minute encounter.
Pe’er will now travel to Paris for the
start of the French Open on Sunday, looking to finally progress past a second
round of a tournament after nine straight unsuccessful
Elsewhere, former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters has
confirmed that she will bring down the curtain on her second career at the end
of this year’s US Open.
The 28-year-old came out of retirement in 2009
after more than two years out of the sport, winning three more Grand Slam titles
to take her career tally to four.
Injury, which has hampered the Belgian
throughout her career, has already forced her to pull out of the upcoming French
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