Pe'er focuses on Sharapova following doubles loss

The German/American team won three of the first four games of the match and soon after had won the set.

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October 19, 2006 06:41
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Shahar Pe'er and French partner Marion Bartoli were outplayed by German Anna-Lena Groenefeld and American Meghann Shaughnessy in the first round of the doubles at the Zurich Open on Wednesday, losing 6-2, 6-3, in just over an hour. The Israeli/French pair, who played doubles together for most of the season, hadn't cooperated in recent weeks and it showed on Tuesday. Pe'er and Bartoli were broken early in both sets and couldn't manage to work their way back into the match. The pair failed to convert their single break point opportunity in the match, while Groenefeld and Shaughnessy worked their way to 11 break points from which they converted three. The German/American team won three of the first four games of the match and soon after had won the set. After splitting the first four games of the second set, Groenefeld and Shaughnessy broke in the sixth game of the set and took a crucial 4-2 lead. Pe'er and Bartoli could only manage to win one more game in the match and Groenefeld and Shaughnessy closed out the set. Pe'er will now turn her attention to her singles match against world No. 3 Maria Sharapova on Thursday. Sharapova has only played once since winning the US Open and was forced to retire from her match in Moscow last week because of an injury. Pe'er has lost both her previous meetings against Sharapova, but will be hoping for the biggest win of her career on Thursday. On TV: Zurich Open, round of 16 (live at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Eurosport).

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