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July 6, 2011 7:59 am

Israeli Double Team Reaches Wimbledon Quarter-finals

avatar by Levi Epstein

Shahar Pe'er (right) and Jonathan Erlich (left).

Israel’s dynamic duo, Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Pe’er, reached the final eight of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, after defeating British opponents Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae in a riveting match last Thursday. The unseeded pair competed in a roller coaster contest winning the first set 6-4, and, after finding themselves in a 4-1 hole in the second, came storming back to take a commanding 7-5 lead. The game ended on that score sending the Israelis into a Friday clash with fourth seeded Russian squad Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina. They would eventually fall to the eastern European double act by margins of 6-4 and 6-1, missing a chance at the Wimbledon semi finals.

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