Shahar Pe'er 390.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Shahar Pe’er battled world No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska for an hour and 50 minutes
on Wednesday before falling 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the Dubai
The Israeli, ranked No. 40 in the world, was looking to
reach the quarterfinals of the prestigious event for a third straight year and
she had her chances on Wednesday.
Radwanska raced to a 3-0 lead, but
Pe’er fought back, only to squander an opportunity to serve out the first set at
5-4, eventually losing three games on the trot to lose any momentum she had
The Pole made it five games in a row on the way to a 2-0 lead in
the second set, and despite saving three match points, Pe’er was eventually sent
packing after being broken for the sixth time in the match.
remain in Dubai for the time being after reaching to the quarterfinals of the
doubles tournament with Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Israeli/Spanish duo will play No. 2 seeds Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina in the
Dudi Sela (74) faced Benjamin Becker (284) in the first round
of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis late Wednesday night.
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