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    Israeli tennis star Shahar Pe’er reached the semifinals of a tournament in Australia. Pe’er, ranked 17th in the world, saved five match points Thursday in ousting Russia’s Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8), of the Australian Women’s Hardcourt Tournament on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Pe’er, 20, will face Victoria Azarenko, from… More ▸

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    Two top Israeli tennis players who have received the support of American Jews want to raise money for disadvantaged American Jewish children. Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich, a doubles pair ranked sixth in the world, are trying to start a foundation that would provide grants to young American Jews for their athletic training. The Jewish… More ▸

  • Israeli Tennis Stars Unveil Initiative to Help American Jewish Athletes

    In the philanthropic equivalent of a return volley, two top Israeli tennis players who have received the support of American Jews want to raise money for disadvantaged American Jewish children. Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich, a doubles pair ranked sixth in the world, are trying to start a foundation that would provide grants to young… More ▸

  • Caribbean Becomes a Sea of Love, or at Least Friendship, for Jdaters

    Staying on a small resort on a small island, entertained by life-size Jenga games when it rained and a larger-than-life trapeze when it didn’t, dozens of JDaters experienced the leisure of unhurried life off line. The idyllic environment of a Caribbean vacation at Club Med became an ideal setting for coming together. Take Alicia 36,… More ▸

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    Andy Ram became the first Israeli to win a Grand Slam professional tennis title. Ram teamed with Russian Vera Zvonareva to win the mixed doubles championship Saturday at Wimbledon with a victory over Americans Bob Bryan and Venus Williams. More ▸

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    Indonesia canceled its participation in a planned tennis match in Israel. The Foreign Ministry in Jakarta announced Tuesday that Indonesia’s tennis delegation would not come to the Fed Cup in Israel later this month as planned, to protest Israel’s military offensive in Gaza and round-up of Hamas politicians in the West Bank. More ▸

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    An Israeli tennis player beat the world’s eighth-ranked woman in the sport. Shahar Peer, herself ranked 26th in the world, beat Elena Dementieva of Russia in the French Open on Saturday. Peer, a 19-year-old conscript in the Israeli army, is to face off later on Sunday with Swiss player Martina Hingis, a former world champion. More ▸

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    An Israeli female tennis player won her second tournament on the women’s pro tour. Shahar Peer’s three-set victory in the Prague Open on Sunday earned her slightly less than $23,000. More ▸

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    A Jewish community in the Czech Republic is suing the government for two pieces of property it has been trying to get back from the state since 1990. One property in the city of Brno is the former Jewish Town Hall; the other was a tennis court for the local Jewish sports club, and now… More ▸

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    An Israeli wheelchair tennis player was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned substance used to treat asthma. Ilanit Fridman tested positive for terbutaline at the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in October. The International Tennis Federation said Thursday it didn’t think Fridman had used the drug to enhance performance, but said… More ▸