Israel’s top female tennis player Shahar Pe’er won the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan on Sunday. It’s her second consecutive title on the Women’s Tennis Association tour.
The second-seeded Pe’er, who will rise 12 places in the world rankings to number 34 following her win, defeated hometown favorite Akgul Amanmuradova (89th in the world) in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
The Israeli, who won the Guangzhou Open in China last weekend, has played some smaller tournaments in recent weeks and claimed a streak of 10 straight tour wins and 20 consecutive sets besides soaring up the rankings. She is also $72,000 richer and has given herself a boost of confidence.
“I am very, very happy to have won back-to-back tournaments, especially without losing a set,” said Pe’er, who next week is slated to participate in the $4,500,000 China Open in Beijing.