Obziler falters in opener

She lost a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 decision to Ukrainian Olga Savchuck on Monday in Melbourne.

By
January 17, 2006 04:56
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Tzipi Obziler's strong start to 2006 wasn't enough to carry her to the second round at the Australian Open. Obziler lost a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 decision to Ukrainian Olga Savchuck on Monday in Melbourne. Anna Smashnova, Shahar Pe'er and Harel Levy all play their opening-round matches on Tuesday. Obziler, ranked 166th in the world, started poorly, but won the first five games of the second set as she evened things up. In the third and deciding set, Savchuck (188) went ahead when she broke Obziler's serve in the eighth game to take a 5-3 lead. Obziler broke back, but the pattern continued as Savchuck recorded her fifth break of the match on her way to the second round for the first time in her career. Obziler, who reached the second round at the season-opening Grand Slam in each of the past two years, had many chances in the 63-minute third set. However, the 32-year-old only cashed in on one out of her eight break points. On Tuesday, Smashnova (40) will face Slovakian Martina Sucha (96), Pe'er (41) meets Shinobu Asagoe (39) of Japan and Levy (218) takes on American Kevin Kim (99).

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI