One day, two matches, two wins – all in a day’s work for Shahar

January 21, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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A tasking day at the Open has got off to a great start for rising Israeli tennis star, Shahar Peer.

The 22-yr-old, seeded 29, has advanced to the third round of the Australian Women’s Tennis Championship at Melbourne Park.

Her energy levels would have benefited by winning her match in two straight sets as she farewelled Bulgarian Tzvetana Pironkova  6-1, 6-4.

Only a few hours after the completion of the match, Peer partnered Galina Vobkoboeva from Kazakhstan on the same outside court on which she triumphed this morning in their first round doubles match against Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova and Czech Renata Voracova whom they defeated in two sets winning 6-2, 7-5.

Following the match Peer, facing a third round match against world numbe four Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark,  told media: “I’m very happy. I’ve been playing a lot of matches this year and I’ve been playing well..” Wozniacki? Peer is ready for action. She said: “She’s a good player. It’s going to be a tough match. She’s No 4 in the world and had a great year last year. I’ll come and play my best tennis…I’m coming in to the match to win it.”

Dudi Sela partnered Russian Igor Kunitsyn in a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Swiss Marco Chiudinella and Serbian Viktor Troiki in the men’s doubles. No luck for Andy Ram, however. He went out of the torunament following a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 loss against. Julien Benneteau ffrom France and his Belgian partner Steve Darcis. Ra was partnered with Frenchman Michael Llodra.

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