Just Not Tennis: Glushko, Peer Out of Wimbledon in First Round

Glushko lost in two sets on Center Court to Germany's Sabine Lisicki, one of the favorites of this year's tournament.

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Julia Glushko after hitting a forehand into the umpire's knee.
Julia Glushko after hitting a forehand into the umpire's knee.Credit: Screenshot

Israel's two women's hopes at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, Julia Glushko and Shahar Peer, both lost their first round matches on Tuesday.

Competing in the main draw for the first time and playing on center court, Glushko was outclassed 6-2, 6-1 by last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

Also disappointed was Israel's top-ranked woman player Shahar Peer, who went down to Caroline Wozniacki. Peer lost the second set 6-0 in a match that was postponed on Monday due to rain.

The 19th-ranked Lisicki continued her tradition of dominant performances at the All England Club by dismissing Glushko in less than an hour. With 17 winners to Glushko’s four, she showcased the best of her power-packed game. Lisicki held break points in all but one of Glushko’s eight service games, converting six of them to gain the upper hand.

One of the highlights of the game was a Glushko forehand which flew into the umpire's knee.

Lisicki, who upset world No.1 Serena Williams en route to the 2013 final, will play either Karolina Pliskova or Karin Knapp next.

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