Tzipi Obziler through to quarters in China

Noam Okun comes up short in his attempt to win his first tournament.

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September 26, 2006 03:54
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Tzipi Obziler through to quarters in China

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Tzipi Obziler continued her recent good form on Monday, defeating Aniko Kapros of Hungary 6-2, 6-0 in the first round of the $175,000 Guangzhou tournament in China. The 33-year-old Israeli will next play Russian Elena Vesnina (51) or Estonian Kaia Kanepi (86) for a place in the quarterfinals. Obziler cruised against Kapros (229) on Monday, steamrolling the Hungarian in both sets and wrapping up the match for the loss of only two games. Obziler, who climbed one place to 130 in the new WTA rankings, is expected to continue her move up the rankings next week thanks to her victory on Monday. Israel's number one, Shahar Pe'er, dropped two spots to 23rd in this week's rankings. Pe'er hasn't played since reaching the last 16 at the US Open, but will be in action next week in Stuttgart. Anna Smashnova dropped four places to 56 with Yevgenia Savransky advancing four places to 200, giving Israel four women in the world's top 200.

Okun loses in Lubbock final

Noam Okun came up short in his attempt to win his first tournament of the year late Sunday night, losing 6-1, 6-4 to American Sam Querrey in the final of the $50,000 Challenger tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Nevertheless, Okun's good week has moved him back into the world's top 200 players. The 28-year-old jumped 30 places to 194 in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Okun is also once again Israel's top male player after Harel Levy dropped to 208th in the new rankings.

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