Ostracizing Peer an enormous setback

Originally Published: February 18, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

The reprehensible exclusion of Israel's Shahar Peer from this week's $2 million Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships was a train wreck waiting to happen. The cause? Human error.

There were a few different engineers driving that locomotive, and there's a lot of blame to go around.

There are government officials in the United Arab Emirates who, with cynical cowardice, waited until the draw ceremony was under way to inform the WTA that the 45th-ranked Peer would be denied the ...

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