Shahar Pe'er 390 (R).
(photo credit: REUTER/Regis Duvignau )
After a rough few weeks, Shahar Pe’er picked up much-needed confidence on
Monday, recording her first double-bagel in five years to reach the second round
of the Qatar Open.
Pe’er, ranked No. 37 in the world, beat Nadia Lalami
(334) of Morocco 6-0, 6- 0 in a mere 42 minutes, winning 52 of 70 points in the
The 24-year-old Israeli, who is taking the extensive security
measures she always does when playing in the Persian Gulf, faces a far tougher
second-round encounter against world No. 13 Jelena Jankovic.
lost two of her three Fed Cup singles matches in Eilat two weeks ago before
taking just four games off Julia Goerges in the first round of the Paris Open
last week, will be looking for her first career victory over Jankovic, with the
former world No. 1 beating the Israeli in both their previous
Dudi Sela, who climbed one place to No. 73 in the world on
Monday, is playing in San Jose this week and will face Australian Matthew Ebden
in the first round.