Tennis: Stunning Pe'er reaches quarterfinals in Miami

Israeli number 1 defeats world number 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the Sony Ericsson Open, will play Tathiana Garbin in next round.

By
March 27, 2007 01:01
Tennis: Stunning Pe'er reaches quarterfinals in Miami

peer 298.88. (photo credit: AP)

 
X

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 analyses 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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Shahar Pe'er recorded one of the biggest wins of her career on Monday, defeating world number three Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The Israeli, who is ranked 16th in the world and seeded 14th in the huge $3,450,000 tournament, will next play Tathiana Garbin (25) in the quarterfinals and will have an excellent chance of reaching the semifinals of a Tier I event for the first time in her career. After breaking Kuznetsova in the seventh game of the match, Pe'er held serve in her next two games and wrapped up the first set. Both players struggled with their serve in the second set, but at 4-2 down the Russian reeled off four straight games and tied the match. Pe'er, who defeated Kuznetsova in the Australian Open this year, began the decisive set poorly and trailed 3-0. However, the Israeli won the next six games and advanced to the last eight in stunning fashion.

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

By ALLON SINAI