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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sweet: Shahar Pe'er makes quarterfinals at Dubai

A year ago, the United Arab Emirates refused to grant Shahar Pe'er a visa to play in their women's tennis tournament. This year, not only is Pe'er playing in the tournament, but she has now reached the quarterfinals. And she did it by beating the top seed in the tournament.
Shahar Peer upset top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Demark 6-2, 7-5 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championship, a year after she was refused a visa to play in the tournament by the government.

The Israeli had at least one break opportunity on each of Wozniacki's 10 service games. She had never previously even taken a set off the 2009 US Open finalist in three previous matches.
Too bad Mahmoud al-Mabhouh isn't there to watch. Heh.


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