Israel’s Peer nets first tennis tourney win in four years


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Shahar Peer won her first Women’s Tennis Association tournament in four years.

Peer defeated China’s Saisai Zheng, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, in the finals of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open in China on Saturday for her sixth career WTA tournament victory.

The Israeli, who was seeded third, picked up $125,000 by beating the 19th-seeded Zheng and now has won $5 million for her career.

With the victory, Peer is expected to move back into the top 100 of the world rankings at No. 83. Most recently she had been ranked at 113; in 2011 she was  No. 11.



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