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After more than a month off, Pe’er bounces back in Stanford
By ALLON SINAI
Ranked number 16 in world, Pe'er was blanketed by Hantuchova, but fought back.
Shahar Pe’er got the post-Pablo Giacopelli era off to a winning start on Tuesday night, but not before surviving an early scare.
Pe’er, ranked number 16 in the world, was blanked by Daniela Hantuchova (25) in the first set of her first round match at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, but fought back in typical style and advanced to the last 16 with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory.
“I started pretty slow, but this was my first match after Wimbledon, so that is to be expected because it has been a while for me,” said Pe’er, who hadn’t played since her second round exit at the All England club over a month ago.
“Daniela is a good player, so it was going to be tough for me, but I’m happy I was able to pick up my game in the second set. I was concentrating more on making less errors and not waiting for the ball as much. I tried to be more aggressive.”
Pe’er, who is being coached by 51-year-old American Eliot Teltscher on a two-week trial basis after Giacopelli’s surprising departure, will face Russian Maria Kirilenko (27) in the second round on Thursday.
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