Diplomacy on the Tennis Court

Diplomacy on the Tennis Court

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Sania Mirza is a Muslim born in India. Shahar Pe’er is Jewish and born in Israel. Both are professional tennis players. They’ve caused quite a stir forming one of the first Muslis/Jewish doubles tennis teams in the world.

Mirza had already caused a stir with traditionalist. Her dress was ruled against Islam and a fatwa was issued in 2005.

The pair first played together 2004. They then played at the Japan Open in 2005. Alot of controversy swirled around their pairing and they picked other pairs for future matches.

In 2007, they decided to give it another shot. They teamed up for Wimbledon. They made it to the third round before losing.

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