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LONDON – Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich’s first-round match at Wimbledon against Alex
Bogomolov Jr. and Ivo Karlovic will resume on Friday with the Israelis
trailing one set to love after rain forced a late start to the encounter before
darkness halted play for the day.
The Israeli duo recorded the first
break of the match in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead, but couldn’t
consolidate it in the subsequent game and trailed throughout the tiebreak on
their way to dropping the first set 7-6 (2).
Should Ram and Erlich come
back from behind to claim a win on Friday they will face either No. 1 seeds Bob
and Mike Bryan or Maximo Gonzalez and Potito Starace in the second
Earlier Thursday, Shahar Pe’er bounced back from her crushing
first round exit in the singles tournament with a straight-set victory in the
doubles event with Cara Black.
The Israeli/Zimbabwean duo, seeded No. 14
at the All England Club, beat the British team of Sarah Borwell and Melanie
South 6-3, 6-3 and will next play the winner of the match between Johanna
Larsson and Jasmin Woehr and Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail
Pe’er, who missed out on the doubles event at Roland Garros – the
first time in her career she has not played in a Grand Slam doubles tournament
when being physically fit – will be confident of making significant progress on
the London grass together with Black, a threetime Wimbledon champion.