Paulina Peled

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Paulina Peled
Full namePaulina Peled (nee Peisachov)
Country (sports) Israel
Born (1950-04-20) 20 April 1950 (age 69)
Lithuanian SSR
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1975)
Wimbledon2R (1974, 1975, 1977)
US Open2R (1974)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1975)
Wimbledon2R (1974)

Paulina Peled (born 20 April 1950) is an Israeli former professional tennis player. She was known as Paulina Peisachov before marriage.

Biography[edit]

Born in Lithuania, Peled moved to Israel at the age of 16.[1]

Peled studied in the United States in the early 1970s at Arizona State University, where she also played college tennis.[2]

Returning to Israel, she became the first Israeli woman to win Israel's International Tennis Championship for two decades when she claimed the title in 1974.[3]

At the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, she won a gold medal for Israel in the mixed doubles and a silver medal in the singles.

Peled made the second round of Wimbledon on three occasions. This included 1974, when while in the country she won the Chichester Tennis Tournament with a final win over Sue Barker and she also won the Kent Championships that year.[4]

She joined the professional tour in 1975 and was a regular member of Israel's Federation Cup team for the remainder of the decade, appearing in a total of 14 ties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peled, Paulina". www.jewsinsports.org.
  2. ^ "Women Stars in SW Meet". El Paso Herald. newspaperarchive.com. 12 October 1972. p. 67.
  3. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. 2008. p. 286. ISBN 0881259691.
  4. ^ "Headed For Wimbledon". Jewish Post. 21 June 1974.

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