Sharapova knocks Pe'er out of tournament

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.