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September 3, 2007

Israeli woman makes history at U.S. Open

http://www.jewishjournal.com/sports/article/israeli_woman_makes_history_at_us_open_20070904

Shahar Pe'er became the first Israeli woman to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Pe'er, the No. 18 seed, defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-4, 6-1, in a fourth-round match Monday in New York City.

In her next match, on Wednesday, she will face Russian Anna Chakvetadze, the No. 6 seed, who beat unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek, 6-1, 7-5. Radwanska, the No. 30 seed, had upset defending champion and second-seeded Maria Sharapova before losing to Pe'er, who is ranked 19th in the world.

Meanwhile, the Israeli men's doubles team of Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich were eliminated in the third round of the tournament Saturday night.

The Israelis were seeded sixth. Ram is still alive in mixed doubles play, moving into the third round with French partner Nathalie Dechy. Ram and Dechy advanced by defeating a Taiwanese-Israeli team that included Erlich.


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--Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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