Shahar Pe’er advances to 2nd round of Wimbledon

By AP
June 22, 2010 06:09

Pe'er convincingly beats former world No.1;Sela to meet Youzhny.

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SHAHAR PE’ER beat former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic i

Peer 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

WIMBLEDON, England – No. 1 seed Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit to avert a monumental first-round upset at Wimbledon, beating Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0 on Monday.

In other first-day action, Shahar Pe’er advanced to the second round of in convincing fashion late Monday night, beating former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 10 minutes.

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The Israeli, seeded No. 13 at the All England Club, had little trouble in dispatching the struggling Serb, outplaying a player who won the French Open two years ago, but has failed to get past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament since.

Pe’er will be especially pleased with her serving on Monday. The 23-year-old won 27 of 37 points in which she got her first serve in and only faced one break point throughout the encounter.

Pe’er created some 12 break points on the Ivanovic serve and despite converting just three of them, was always in control.

Next up for the Israeli is a second round meeting against German Angelique Kerber (54), who beat Indian Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-1.

On the men’s side, Dudi Sela will play his first round match on Tuesday against No. 13 seed Mikhail Youzhny.


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