Tennis: Pe’er suffers early exit once more in Dubai qualifiers

Three years after her last appearance in the Dubai Tennis Championships, Shahar Pe’er returned to the Persian Gulf emirate on Friday, only to lose in the first round of qualifying.

The 27-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 114 in the world, dropped to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 defeat to Australian Jarmila Gajdosova (54), suffering a first-round exit for the third time in four tournaments in 2015.

Pe’er fell to a 2-4 record this year, with her two wins coming against players ranked 190 or lower in the first two rounds of the Australian Open qualifiers.


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