Shahar Peer lost her match to Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain, 6-4, 7-6 in her opening round match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The Israeli press seems a bit harsh on her, don’t you think?
Peer is also playing women’s doubles.
Other Israelis participating in the Open include:
Amir Weintraub (men’s singles; won qualifying match against Mathieu Rodrigues of France, 6-3, 6-2)
Jonathan Ehrlich and Andy Ram (men’s doubles; defeated Mikhail Elgin of Russia and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in first round, 7-6, 6-2)
Julia Glushko (women’s singles; won qualifying match but lost to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, 7-5, 6-2)
Jews from the U.S. include:
Ukraine-born Gail Brodsky, who lost to Elena Bovina of Russia in the qualifying round, 6-2, 6-1.
Julia Cohen lost her first-round match against Anastasia Rodionova of Australia, 6-3, 6-0.
Jessie Levine lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukrain, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 2-6
Scott Lipsky and partner Santiago Gonzales of Mexico defetaed Robin Haase (Netherlands) and Andreas Seppi (Italy), 6-2, 6-3.
Canadian Sharon Fichman (lost to Yung-Jan Chan to Chinese Taipai, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6)
More on Jews at the 2012 Open. If anyone knows of jews from other countries participating in the tournament, please drop me a line.