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Under Tight Security, Israeli Makes Dubai Tennis Debut

UAE accepts player after barring his fellow citizen from competition

(Newser) - A week after denying a visa to one Israeli tennis player, Dubai ushered in another yesterday amid tight security—and his match went smoothly, the Guardian reports. After fines and criticism for its decision to reject female player Shahar Peer’s bid to play, the United Arab Emirates made Andy... More »

UAE Denies Israeli Tennis Player Visa

Peer would have been first Israeli to compete in country

(Newser) - The United Arab Emirates denied an Israeli tennis player a visa to compete in a tour in Dubai, preventing her from becoming the first Israeli athlete to play professionally in the country, CNN reports. Dubai could lose its World Tennis Association membership over the incident, which violates WTA policy guaranteeing... More »

Russians Crash US Open Semis

'04 champ Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze join Henin in final four

(Newser) - 2004 women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova cruised into the semifinals of the US Open today, dispatching Agnes Szavay 6-1, 6-4 to earn a shot at fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze. Chakvetadze upended crowd favorite Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-1; top seed Justine Henin is already in, with the fourth spot going to the... More »

Haas Outlasts Blake

German wraps up 5-set thriller with 113mph ace

(Newser) - After squandering three match points, James Blake fell to Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 in a fourth-round US Open marathon today at Flushing Meadows. Blake, the sixth seed, ran his record in five-set matches to 1-10 as the 10th-seeded Haas survived a challenge on the final serve of... More »

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