Tennis: Pe'er and Obziler head to showdown

Pe'er, ranked 20th in the world, looking to regain the Israeli title after losing to Obziler in the last two finals.

December 21, 2006 00:58
1 minute read.
Tennis: Pe'er and Obziler head to showdown

peer hands up 298.88. (photo credit: AP)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Shahar Pe'er and Tzipi Obziler remain on course for a third consecutive meeting in the final of the national championships after both cruising through to the semifinals of the competition on Wednesday in Ra'anana. Pe'er, who is ranked 20th in the world, defeated Ester Masuri 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and will be looking to finally regain the Israeli title after losing to Obziler in the last two finals. Pe'er only returned from a training camp in the US on Monday, but nevertheless thoroughly outplayed her opponent. Keren Shlomo (736) will face the No. 1 seed in the semis after defeating Victoria Tzaitlin 7-5, 6-0. Two-time defending champion Tzipi Obziler (112) beat Doron Morvanik 6-0, 6-0 to book a semifinal meeting with Julia Glushko (893), who defeated Ilana Agranovic 6-1, 6-2. No. 1 seed Noam Okun (178) advanced to men's semifinals after a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Amir Hadad (553). Ishay Hadash (635) will play Okun for a place in the final after surprising defending champion Dekel Veltzer (455) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. No. 2 seed Dudi Sela (202) will face three-time Israeli champion Harel Levy (286) in the semis after defeating last year's finalist, Amir Weintraub (562) 6-1, 7-5. Levy reached the last four by beating Amit Inbar (582) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in Wednesday's quarterfinals and will look to regain the title he last won in 2002.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov