Pe'er wins WTA Istanbul Cup Final

The 19-year-old defeats top seed Anastasia Myskina two sets to one.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 27, 2006 17:17
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In the biggest win of her career thus far, Shahar Pe'er took first place at the Istanbul Open on Saturday, beating the top-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina. Pe'er, who was seeded fourth, lost the first set 6-1, but came back to win the next two 6-3 and 7-6. Prior to the WTA tournament, Pe'er was ranked the 33rd best tennis player in the world, as compared to Myskina who was placed 12th. The victory bumps the Israeli star up to at least 29th place. Saturday marked Pe'er's 25th win out of the last 27 matches and her third title win. Pe'er had previously won the title at Pattaya City, Thailand, in February and at Prague in the Czech Republic, two weeks ago. For her win in Istanbul, Pe'er was awarded with $30,000. The 19-year-old tennis star's next station is the French Open, which begins on Sunday.

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