Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Israeli Tennis Star makes history

Twenty-year-old Shahar Peer became the first Israeli woman to reach the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open yesterday, after she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in two sets.

Pe'er made history earlier this year when she achieved her highest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking at #15, and became the highest ranked Israeli tennis player ever.

Currently, Pe'er is ranked 19th in the WTA singles and 18th at Flushing Meadows.

Pe'er dominated the match, beating Radwanska, 6-4, and 6-1.

Radwanska, who upset Maria Sharapova in the third round, didn't seem to take the loss very well.

In this video, you can see that she didn't even look Pe'er in the face shaking her hand at the end of the match.

Pe'er will go onto face either Anna Chakvetadze (6) of Russia or Austria's Tamira Paszek, who is unseeded.

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