Israel's Peer wins Prague Open

Updated: May 14, 2006, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Shahar Peer of Israel won her second WTA Tour title Sunday, beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the Prague Open final.

Peer, seeded third and ranked 35th, earned her first singles championship in February at Pattaya City, Thailand. This week, however, marked the first time the 19-year-old player passed the quarterfinals in a clay-court event.

Peer also swept the doubles in Prague, combining with France's Marion Bartoli to beat Americans Ashley Harkleroad and Bathanie Mattek 6-4, 6-4.

After fifth-seeded Stosur won the first set, Peer broke the Australian twice in each of the last two sets.

Stosur has played in three finals but has yet to win one. She was the world's top-ranked doubles player.


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