September 29, 2009, Updated September 24, 2012

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.

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