Israeli Success at Australian Open

We’ve been watching the Australian Open tennis tournament just about every evening for the past week.  Between ESPN and the Tennis Channel, you can watch tennis about 12 hours per day.

While everyone focuses on the Men’s and Women’s singles at the Australian Open, with names such as Federer, Sharapova, etc., there is an overlooked success by Israeli tennis players.   It really is unprecedented.

The Men’s Doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram is in the semifinals:


The Women’s Doubles team of Shahar Peer, with her Bulgarian partner, is in the Women’s finals:


In the Mixed Doubles, there are actually two partial Israeli teams.  Andy Ram, with his French female partner is in the semi-finals.  Meanwhile Jonathan Erlich, with his Taiwanese female partner is currently in the quarterfinals.


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