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Peer refuses to withdraw from tourney

Updated: January 7, 2009, 1:18 AM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer has rejected calls for her withdrawal from the ASB Classic tennis tournament over Israel's invasion of Gaza, saying she can take no responsibility for her nation's military action.

A New Zealand protest group said Wednesday it had written to Peer asking her to withdraw from the WTA tournament as part of a comprehensive international boycott of Israel.

The group, Peace and Justice Auckland, said it had received no reply from ...

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