Pe'er sweeps Prague; wins singles, doubles titles

By FRANKIE SACHS
May 15, 2006 10:33

 
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Shahar Pe'er made history by sweeping the singles and doubles titles at the Prague Open on Sunday. The Israeli teenager defeated Australian Samantha Stosur in the singles final and was aided by a rain delay early in the doubles final as she regained strength before teaming with Marion Bartoli of France to take down unseeded Americans Ashley Harkleroad and Bethanie Mattek for her first doubles crown. "It is my second final and second title, it was a great week and I'm happy for that," an elated Pe'er told the WTA Web site. The wins will see Pe'er shoot up to personal bests when the new rankings are released on Monday. After coming into the week at 35th in the world, she will close in on the top 30 for the first time, while cracking the doubles top 50 as well.

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