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WITH HER legacy as a fierce and resilient competitor intact, 29-year-old Shahar Pe’er – Israel’s all-time highest-ranked tennis player (No. 11 in 2011) – closed the curtain on her playing career.
The 29-year-old reached No. 11 in the world rankings six years ago, higher than any other Israeli tennis player in history.
Israel faces Croatia in its final Pool C tie on Friday.
Israeli tennis players were both sent packing in the first round of French Open on Monday.
By ALLON SINAI
Pe’er progressed to the last eight for a second straight tournament after going eight months without advancing to a quarterfinal.
Israel's top female tennis star beats the 41 ranked Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-1.
Pe’er, ranked No. 88 in the world, claimed two wins in the qualifiers to reach the main draw and looked to be on her way to the second round.
Israeli tennis star falls 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Canada's Sharon Fichman at Indian Wells event in California.
Israel’s Fed Cup team maintained its Europe/Africa Zone Group I status on Saturday after defeating Slovenia 2-1 in Budapest, Hungary, to finish Pool C in second place with a 2-1 record.
Julia Glushko had lost the day’s first match in Budapest, Hungary.
Israel was thoroughly outplayed by Ukraine, with Shahar Pe’er and Julia Glushko both losing their singles matches in straight sets.
Pe’er, Glushko headline plucky Israeli tennis team in Hungary; Ukraine, Austria and Slovenia on tap.
The Israeli-Spanish pair beat Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic and Michaella Kraijcek of the Netherlands.
By JOSH LANDY
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