On Tuesday, Israeli tennis star and IDF private Shahar Peer (21) was defeated in by Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova (3) in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open, a $2.7 million ATP event and a $2.1 million WTA Tour event. In the match, held on outdoor hardcourts at California's Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Peer lost the first set narrowly, 6-7, but then was decisively vanquished 6-1 in the second.
Peer will go home from the tournament with $19,000, and is expected to advance yet again in international standings following this week's competition.
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