Israelis handed tough first round draws at Wimbledon

Israelis handed tough first round draws at Wimbledon

Peer faces a tough opening round match at SW19

Israel’s tennis players have been handed tough first round matches as the draw for next week’s Wimbledon Championships was made on Friday morning.

Peer faces the daunting prospect of taking on the 16th seed, Dane Caroline Wozniacki, and if she does manage to overcome that test, will face either GB’s Naomi Broady, or Hungarian Timea Babos.

Glushko, will be making her first appearance in the first round at Wimbledon, has also been handed a tough encounter, drawn against the 19th seed, German Sabine Lisicki. However, looking to go into the Championships in confident mod, having reached the third round of the French Open last month, would take on Czech Karolina Pliskova or Italian Karin Knapp in the second round.

Israel’s third singles player, Dudi Sela, has been handed the most favourable draw of the three, as he will face Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan. And if he needed any further incentive to win, a likely second round match against the 29th seed, Croat, Ivo Larlovic, would then be followed by a third round clash against Rafael Nadal.

Jonathan Erlich is Israeli’s only representative in the doubles. Teaming up Italian Daniele Bracciali, though they have been handed a tough first round match, up against the fourth seeds, Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Elsewhere in the draw, Italian Camila Giorgi takes on Romanian Alexandra Cadantu.

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