Sela nets rare clay win; Pe’er victorious as well
ByAllon Sinai
25 April 2012 05:13
Pe’er looking to record consecutive victories for the first time since February; Sela faces tough test against world No. 12.
Israel's Dudi Sela

Israel's Dudi Sela 370. (photo credit:Asaf Kliger)

Dudi Sela won his first ATP Tour match on clay in more than two years on Tuesday, beating Romania’s Adrian Ungur 7-6 (2), 6-2 in the first round of the Bucharest International.

The 27-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 63 in the world, chose to forgo the French Open and most of the European clay-court season last year to gather much-needed ranking points on the Challenger circuit.



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However, he is determined to succeed on the red surface he so hates this year, especially as he needs points to secure his progress to the London Olympics.

After opening his clay-court season with a win over Ungur (93), Sela faces a far trickier hurdle in the second round when he comes up against No. 1 seed and world No. 12 Gilles Simon.

Elsewhere, Shahar Pe’er (54) won her first clay court match of the year, beating Magdalena Rybarikova (90) 5-7, 6-3, 7- 5 in the first round of the Fes Grand Prix in Morocco.

Pe’er, who played with a black armband to commemorate Remembrance Day in Israel, will face France’s Mathilde Johansson in the second round, looking to record consecutive victories for the first time since February.
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