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mishar
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:20 AM
:lol::lol:



S. WILLIAMS/S. Peer
6-2, 6-0An interview with:

SHAHAR PEER

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Did you give Serena more of a battle than you thought you would?

SHAHAR PEER: If I gave her what?

Q. Did you give her a harder time than even you thought you would?

SHAHAR PEER: I didn't really think if I would give her or not, but I realize when we were playing I gave her hard time and she was running a lot and missing and trying to go for too much, or she was like very happy when she won some points.

Q. Some people would think, "Oh, she's 17, she must have been happy to have this experience," but you seemed very disappointed when you lost. You didn't stop for autographs or anything. Did you think you could have beaten her?

SHAHAR PEER: I wasn't really disappointed, but I thought I can beat her. I was just -- actually, I was happy the way I played and I was fighting. It's not that I didn't sign because I was mad or something or... Just I was walking out the court. But nothing special.

Q. So next time you play a player of that caliber, you think you'll be a different player than you were today at the beginning?

SHAHAR PEER: I think, yeah. Because, okay, it's the first time I'm playing on this big court, a lot of crowd. So I guess I would be less -- I will be also excited, but less, and I will be more concentrate from the beginning and will take the first chances than only after 5-Love.

I think it will be different. Maybe will take me one or two more matches against top players, but in the end it will be good.

Q. Can I ask you, I hope I didn't ask a question that was already asked, I came in late, when did you start tennis?

SHAHAR PEER: When I was six and a half.

Q. And this obviously is your first big tournament. I don't know if you know this, but it was televised.

SHAHAR PEER: Yeah.

Q. Of course so many people saw you today, and it's not an insult of course, but they never heard about you. When I tried to get information from you, no one could tell me how tall you are, for example, not that it's so important.

SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, yeah.

Q. How did it feel for you? You went from a very small tournament to suddenly the fifth largest tournament in the world, playing on Stadium Court, and I think you have, in my opinion, very good support. People like underdogs. I guess despite the fact you lost, you must feel good about coming to Miami?

SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, first I was coming from qualifying also, so I won already four matches, and four tough matches. Two of the players I lost before, also, so it was also good tournament and a good experience in this round today because I never played in such a huge center court. And a lot of people, they were supporting me a lot.

I think it's good experience for the next few years, or for the next tournament or whatever.

Q. What standing does tennis have in Israel? I know basketball is very big.

SHAHAR PEER: And soccer.

Q. And what standing does tennis have in Israel?

SHAHAR PEER: Now it's coming up a little bit more because we have some doubles player who is one of the top players; they won also today. There is Smashnova and Tzipora. There is few players now.

So I think it will become bigger support and more support from Israel, and people will know a little bit better if we will do good results.

But for now it's not one of the popular sports.

Q. What are your plans now? You're going to Europe for the season? You want to go to -- I guess you still have to qualify again? You made a lot of points here.

SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I'm going to play next week in Amelia Island, and I got wildcard for the main draw. And then the week after I play Charleston, I play quallies. So I have these two tournaments and then I have Fed Cup and then I go to Europe.

Q. Will you try to play all the major tournaments in Europe?

SHAHAR PEER: No. I'm going to go to Morocco and then if I will be in main draw French Open, I am going to play in Turkey. If not, I am going to play quallies.

Q. Berlin?

SHAHAR PEER: No, no, I'm not going.

Q. What did Serena tell you at the net?

SHAHAR PEER: Oh, she just said, "Well done," and, "Good match." That's it.

CC
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:25 AM
Maybe Serena told her it was their little secret in the locker room. ;)

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:27 AM
S. WILLIAMS/S. Peer

Q. What did Serena tell you at the net?

SHAHAR PEER: Oh, she just said, "Well done," and, "Good match." That's it.


READ IT AND WEEP HATERS!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

CC
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Everyone is assuming and commenting but Serena and Shahar are mum. Very curious ... :scratch: :angel:

vettipooh
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Maybe it was that note Serena passed her when they shook hands.;)

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:30 AM
:lol:

Angel_Mars
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:32 AM
Shahar just doesn't want to start trouble.....

wta whore 79
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:36 AM
I'm really surprised that Peer didn't tell the world what Serena actually said. I wonder why. Maybe it's because she really DID try to hit Serena on that point.

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:36 AM
Shahar just doesn't want to start trouble.....

Your just imagining things again. ROTF!!

Haters come out wherever you are.:lol:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:37 AM
It's all hush-hush, I love it... the drama of it all, the conspiracy theories, fuel for the haters, and so on and so forth.

OK, I'm over it.

Great match for Shahar!! I think she may have just picked up some new fans today, and she should be really proud of her great effort against someone she was expected to lose against easily.

ceiling_fan
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Your just imagining things again. ROTF!!

Haters come out wherever you are.:lol:

u roll on the floor for no reason? :confused:
:lol:

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:40 AM
u roll on the floor for no reason? :confused:
:lol:

I'm laughing at your dumb ass! :lol:

CC
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:42 AM
Let's all just laugh like this. :lol:

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:48 AM
So funny....I hope you guys know that wihtout all of it, the game wouldn't be as attractive!

vettipooh
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:52 AM
Let's all just laugh like this. :lol::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paialii
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:55 AM
Hmmm, for those of you that watched the match and perhaps had Tivo and were able to watch it better -- did Serena really ask her at the net if she tried to hit her? Was there more talking than just "Great match?"

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Let's all just laugh like this. :lol:


:lol: with a :haha:

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:58 AM
Hmmm, for those of you that watched the match and perhaps had Tivo and were able to watch it better -- did Serena really ask her at the net if she tried to hit her? Was there more talking than just "Great match?"

yeah she asked her and Peer said No, Serena asked "are you sure", and Peer (assuming) said No again and then Serena said "ok, good (or nice) match!"

Stamp Paid
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:05 AM
I'm really surprised that Peer didn't tell the world what Serena actually said. I wonder why. Maybe it's because she really DID try to hit Serena on that point.

Exactly....

oren987
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Shahar :D

ivanovic
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Serena is such a skank :tape:
pumping her fists :rolleyes: at a poor young unknown Israli girl
real classy :o
besides is so one sided match 3&3

Don't worry Shahar sweetie :kiss:
Ana Ivanovic will kick Serenas butt ;) lough like this :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Serena is such a skank :tape:
pumping her fists :rolleyes: at a poor young unknown Israli girl
real classy :o
besides is so one sided match 3&3

Don't worry Shahar sweetie :kiss:
Ana Ivanovic will kick Serenas butt ;) lough like this :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for confirming you didn't actually see the match. :lol:

Infiniti2001
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Shahar just doesn't want to start trouble.....

Unlike you Zostar :rolleyes:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Hmmm, for those of you that watched the match and perhaps had Tivo and were able to watch it better -- did Serena really ask her at the net if she tried to hit her? Was there more talking than just "Great match?"


Yes Serena said

"Did you try and hit me w/that shot?" Sheer said "No" to which Serena replied "You sure?"

griffin
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:50 PM
*ignores trolls and changes subject*

Considering she lost 2 and 0 - doesn't this question "Q. Did you give Serena more of a battle than you thought you would?" seem kind of insulting? Does the journalist assume she expected a double bagel?

kabuki
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:52 PM
yeah she asked her and Peer said No, Serena asked "are you sure", and Peer (assuming) said No again and then Serena said "ok, good (or nice) match!"

Yep. That's exaxtly what happened. I love Tivo.

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:52 PM
*ignores trolls and changes subject*

Considering she lost 2 and 0 - doesn't this question "Q. Did you give Serena more of a battle than you thought you would?" seem kind of insulting? Does the journalist assume she expected a double bagel?

I don't understand why everyone thinks Serena is supposed to just beat her opponents with ease. She is human. Shahar was good. If she had a better serve I felt the match would of been even closer.

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:53 PM
*ignores trolls and changes subject*

Considering she lost 2 and 0 - doesn't this question "Q. Did you give Serena more of a battle than you thought you would?" seem kind of insulting? Does the journalist assume she expected a double bagel?

huh? :confused:

She didn't lose 2 and 0.....she lost 3 & 3 but it was a lot closer than the score.

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:54 PM
I don't understand why everyone thinks Serena is supposed to just beat her opponents with ease. She is human. Shahar was good. If she had a better serve I felt the match would of been even closer.

not only that but Serena is not suppose to get fired up either...:tape:

griffin
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Sorry, this threw me:


S. WILLIAMS/S. Peer
6-2, 6-0


(still at my mom's and her paper didn't give the score)

Not quite as extreme, but it still seems a bit "Gee, are you surprised you weren't beaten like a tom-tom?"

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Sorry, this threw me:



(still at my mom's and her paper didn't give the score)

Not quite as extreme, but it still seems a bit "Gee, are you surprised you weren't beaten like a tom-tom?"

It's not surprising reporters got the score wrong. :lol:

Yeah I'm still at my Mom's too................Oh wait you mean you're visiting? :o :o :o :o :o

SJW
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:16 PM
hmmm there's that teenage attitude...