The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 97, was already preparing to leave California last week after falling in the second round of the qualifiers of the year’s first Masters event.
The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 97, experienced a disappointing two weeks in Indian Wells.
The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 97, defeated American- Jew Noah Rubin 6-2, 6-1 in 55 minutes in the first round of the qualifiers on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Israeli began the year at No. 67 in the world, but dropped all the way to No. 100 earlier this week.
Dudi Sela entered the year's first major tournament without a victory to his name in 2018.
The blue-and-white tennis star voted by ‘Post’ readers as ‘Sports Personality of the Year.’
The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 67 in the world, decided that he wanted to begin his 2018 campaign with the new experience of playing a tournament in the Gulf.
The 28-year-old Ekshibarova, who clinched her first national title, received Israeli citizenship in 2016 and will be able to represent the blue-and-white in Fed Cup action from next year.
All five nominees are making their first appearance on the shortlist.
Dudi Sela and Deniz Khazaniuk will be the favorites to defend their Israel national championship titles on Friday.