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shirgan
Jun 29th, 2006, 04:52 AM
at the top of this page, on top of the title "WTAWorld", you have 5 lists called (from the left to the right):
- Men's tennis
- ATP Fan blogs
- Women's tennis
- WTA Fan blogs <-- check this one, you'll find the name of all the players who got a blog ;)
- Partner Sites

*edit* just click on the list name to open it :)
oh I see it now thanks :)

Ceze
Jun 29th, 2006, 05:07 AM
:yeah:

Makkabi
Jun 29th, 2006, 06:36 AM
great pics
especially the second


Agree!!!

I like the second pic... she looks very nice! :)

shirgan
Jun 29th, 2006, 11:11 AM
They are obviously wrong. Maybe its Shaneay Perry - the always confuse them.
I don't see how from (her last match in fedcup) Apr 22nd until 8th May (her first match in Prague) a month has passed so..
I heard this morning in radio wimbledon they again confused her with shenay perry :eek: :lol:

but the host immediatly checked and corrected herself

Meteor Shower
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:58 PM
at least she corrected herself.

Shahar lost. 4-6 6-7(5)
Annoying. She had many chances but she didn't deserve to win,
Peng was better, and Shahar was bad.

Next-Fed cup?

Andy.
Jun 29th, 2006, 03:01 PM
Well it was always going to be a tough ask to beat someone who hits the ball that hard on grass but she put in a decent showing.

Makkabi
Jun 29th, 2006, 03:07 PM
:(

Meteor Shower
Jun 29th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Well it was always going to be a tough ask to beat someone who hits the ball that hard on grass but she put in a decent showing.

Yeah Peng's flat balls really made her life difficult but I still think if she would have played like against Fedak or Hantuchova last year she would have won.

Anyway, ifs are useless. She lost and its not the end of the world.
I'm looking forward to next year Wimbledon to see how she'll do! :)

sorcerer
Jun 30th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Marion & Shahar d. Arvidsson & Muller 6-1 6-1 :D

sorcerer
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:12 AM
Pascual & Suarez d. Marion & Shahar 6-4 6-1

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:30 AM
Hey Israelis!

I watched Shahar and Fedak live. Shahar was sooooooooooooooooo good I was so impressed! She was hitting hard, consistent groundstrokes and never dropped her head one minute always positive! I love that in a player they dont get down on themselves even the bad times. Fedak really has no variety and Shahar steamroled her. I was sat too far back unfortunately to take any good pics, but I got a couple I may post them soon

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:31 AM
And against Peng, not many people could have beaten her. She played excelent tennis. Shahar did well in the second set

Meteor Shower
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:35 AM
Pascual & Suarez d. Marion & Shahar 6-4 6-1

Marion and Shahar was up 4-0 and then it all went wrong (and good for Pascual & Suarez)
oh well, good luck in the next turny :)

I didn't see the match against Fedak but she played ok against Peng, not really good.

shirgan
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:41 AM
Hey Israelis!

I watched Shahar and Fedak live. Shahar was sooooooooooooooooo good I was so impressed! She was hitting hard, consistent groundstrokes and never dropped her head one minute always positive! I love that in a player they dont get down on themselves even the bad times. Fedak really has no variety and Shahar steamroled her. I was sat too far back unfortunately to take any good pics, but I got a couple I may post them soon
thanks :)

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:43 AM
the pics are uploading now. if you zoom in oin them you can see her better.

i have the annoying habit of getting one stupid person right in the middle of my shots :rolleyes:

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:46 AM
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/annieanat/DSCF0501.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/annieanat/DSCF0500.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/annieanat/DSCF0499.jpg

silly man with the hat on!

shirgan
Jul 2nd, 2006, 11:34 AM
thanks AceTennisGrrrl :yeah:

Makkabi
Jul 2nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
thanks mate AceTennisGrrrl! :)

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 03:55 PM
Your both very welcome - its a shame the photos are such awful quality :rolleyes:

shirgan
Jul 2nd, 2006, 04:21 PM
Your both very welcome - its a shame the photos are such awful quality :rolleyes:
actually the quality of the pictures is quite good
and all the stupid people in the middle of the shots give a real feal of the court and the conditions ;)

Meteor Shower
Jul 2nd, 2006, 04:25 PM
Cute pictures :)

thanks ace ;)

shirgan
Jul 10th, 2006, 02:12 AM
As expected, after Wimbledon Shahar passes the 500,000$ career prize money mark
reaching a total of $513,027, only a couple of years after integrating fully in the WTA circuit.

shirgan
Jul 20th, 2006, 03:22 AM
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/740424.html

Peer fires American coach
By Rami Hipsh

Less than a month-and-a-half after commencing work with Adam Peterson, Shahar Peer yesterday fired the American coach.

Peer took on Peterson, who had previously worked with former World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, after six years with Oded Ya'akov and broke up the engagement shortly after having won two clay court tournaments and reaching the round of 16 at the French Open.

Under Peterson, Peer went out in the first round at Eastbourne and in the second at Wimbledon.

"They just didn't click and there were a number of professional issues," Peer's father Duvik said yesterday.

In the meantime, Peer will work with Dan Hanegbi, an Israeli tennis coach studying in the United States, before choosing a new trainer.

Peer begins her U.S. tour next week at Stanford as she prepares for the upcoming U.S. Open.

shirgan
Jul 25th, 2006, 07:37 AM
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=tennisNews&storyID=2006-07-25T062339Z_01_SP307201_RTRIDST_0_SPORT-TENNIS-BANK.XML

Peer moves on at Bank of West Classic
By Matthew Cronin

STANFORD, Calif., July 24 (Reuters) - Seventh seed Shahar Peer overcame a shaky start to beat Amber Liu 4-6 6-1 6-0 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday.

The 19-year-old Israeli is ranked a career-high 26th after winning three tournaments this year and reaching the fourth round of the French Open.

"She played really well in the first set but then I began to mix it up more and find my game," said Peer.

She recently hired Jose Higueras as a coaching consultant and has been reaping the benefits. A former coach of Michael Chang and Jim Courier, Higueras also helps Guillermo Coria and Dmitry Tursunov.

"He's really smart. He's giving me a lot of great tips," said Peer, who admitted she was concerned about the fighting in the Middle East but said she still had to "make a living".

shirgan
Jul 25th, 2006, 07:40 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/news_story/?ID=172270&hubname=tennis

Peer, Golovin win first round matches
Associated Press
7/25/2006 1:46:19 AM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Seventh-seeded Shahar Peer shook off a first set loss, winning 12 straight games for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory over wild card Amber Liu in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday.
..
Peer struggled through the first set, lost the first game of the second set and was trailing 0-40 in the second game when things began to click.

''She had the advantage playing on her court, but I have no excuses,'' Peer said. ''Amber played a lot of winners in the first set. I just mixed it up better and changed my strategy a little bit.''

The 19-year-old Peer won 15 of 17 points after losing seven of the first eight of the second set.

''I was still there at 0-40 on my serve and in the end I was playing well,'' said Peer, who has a cousin currently fighting in Lebanon with the Israeli Army. ''I had a couple of bad days last week because it was weighing on my mind and people are dying, but you have to live your life.''

Liu, a two-time NCAA singles champion while at Stanford, was playing in her third professional tournament.

''The biggest difference between her and me was she started serving better and she had more energy,'' Liu said.

Ceze
Jul 25th, 2006, 08:40 AM
well done Shahar :yippee:

Andy.
Jul 25th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Great start to the tournament, she must have played well in the final 2 sets.

Makkabi
Jul 25th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Mazal Tov Shahar! :)

Makkabi
Jul 30th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Shahar Peer is in the doubles FINAL with her german partner Anna Gronefeld!

Go Peer!

Makkabi
Jul 31st, 2006, 04:49 AM
Shahar Peer and ALG won the final in doubles!!!

Mazal Tov Shahar :D

shirgan
Jul 31st, 2006, 05:00 AM
:yeah:

nouf
Jul 31st, 2006, 06:32 AM
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shirgan
Jul 31st, 2006, 07:06 AM
Thanks nouf
great pics :)

Mitzi
Jul 31st, 2006, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the pictures, nouf :D

There's an interesting article (in Hebrew) about Shahar:

http://sports.walla.co.il/?w=/7/950223

shirgan
Aug 1st, 2006, 05:39 AM
Thanks for the pictures, nouf :D

There's an interesting article (in Hebrew) about Shahar:

http://sports.walla.co.il/?w=/7/950223
interesting thanks

Makkabi
Aug 1st, 2006, 07:20 PM
An article about Shahar @ Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/744857.html


and

What's wrong with Shahar? She lost first round in San Diego to Gulko!!! :(

Mitzi
Aug 1st, 2006, 09:42 PM
Shahar :o :sad:

shirgan
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:53 AM
An article about Shahar @ Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/744857.html


and

What's wrong with Shahar? She lost first round in San Diego to Gulko!!! :(
Thanks for puting it up.
It's the same article Mitzi put but transalated :)

Andy.
Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:15 AM
Sad loss but its only the start of the hardcourt season there are still more tournaments and matches to look foreward too.

FlushingMeadows
Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:30 PM
An article about Shahar @ Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/744857.html


and

What's wrong with Shahar? She lost first round in San Diego to Gulko!!! :(

Thank you for the article and it certainly answers some questions. Still, I'm surprised by Shahar's sudden slump. In the past, she has usually done well here in the US on the hardcourts. I don't think that it can all be attributed to the coaching issue. It is probably a number of things. A couple of other possible factors: 1) She is stressing about the situation in Israel (Shahar mentioned this a couple of weeks ago). 2) Shahar is not surprising anyone anymore. Players as good as Dulko are ready for her.

Any other thoughts?

JPhurst
Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
Last year, in the run-up to the U.S. Open - Shahar's record was...

Quarter Finals in Cincinatti (Tier III)
First Round in Stanford (Tier II)
Second Round in San Diego (Tier I)
First Round in Forest Hills (Tier IV)

That's a 3-4 Record and her only record for these tournaments on the tour. Not particularly great to begin with. She improved slightly in Stanford and dropped off in San Diego.

And for what its worth, she did pick up a doubles title last week, which is not shabby.

Personally, I really don't think it was wise to switch coaches mid-year when she was doing so well. But I'm guessing she'll adjust. At the same time, she has yet to prove she can consitently win at the highest level. But she is getting better every year. So the fact that she doesn't go out and win every tournament does not mean "something's wrong" with Shahar.

FlushingMeadows
Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:20 PM
Last year, in the run-up to the U.S. Open - Shahar's record was...

Quarter Finals in Cincinatti (Tier III)
First Round in Stanford (Tier II)
Second Round in San Diego (Tier I)
First Round in Forest Hills (Tier IV)

That's a 3-4 Record and her only record for these tournaments on the tour. Not particularly great to begin with. She improved slightly in Stanford and dropped off in San Diego.


I do not fully agree with you there because the results that you posted do not tell the full story in terms of the qualifying and the level of competition. In 2005 she had the following results leading up to the US Open:


CINCINNATI
VS, III, USA, OH, July 24, 2005, $ 170,000 , HARD (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 66, Seed/Entry: DA

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H FEDAK, YULIANA UKR 102 W 6-2 6-3
R16 H2H (6) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 32 W 5-7 7-6(6) 6-4
Q H2H (1) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 12 L 7-6(1) 6-2
WTA Championship Pts: 49 WTA Ranking Pts.: 49

STANFORD
VS, II, USA, CA, July 31, 2005, $ 585,000 , HARD (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 62, Seed/Entry: 4/Q

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q- R32 H2H BLACK, CARA ZIM 133 W 6-4 6-4
Q- R16 H2H LEPCHENKO, VARVARA UZB 128 W 6-2 6-7(5) 7-6(2)
Q- Q H2H (5) MIRZA, SANIA IND 64 W 6-2 7-6(10)
R32 H2H GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 39 L 7-5 6-1
WTA Championship Pts: 12 WTA Ranking Pts.: 12

SAN DIEGO
VS, I, USA, CA, August 7, 2005, $ 1,300,000 , HARD (O)
Draw: 64M/32Q/32D, Rank: 62, Seed/Entry: DA

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R64 H2H RANDRIANTEFY, DALLY MAD 51 W 2-6 6-3 6-4
R32 H2H (9) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 17 L 0-6 6-2 6-4
WTA Championship Pts: 33 WTA Ranking Pts.: 33

FOREST HILLS
VS, IV, USA, NY, August 27, 2005, $ 74,800 , HARD (O)
Draw: 16M/Q/D, Rank: 59, Seed/Entry: DA

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R16 H2H (3) MIRZA, SANIA IND 50 L 7-6(4) 6-1
WTA Championship Pts: 1 WTA Ranking Pts.: 1


So she was beating pretty good quality opponents and losing to some top players. She also had to win some tough matches to qualify into Stanford. And she was a year younger then.

I do agree with you that the coaching change was not a great move. I also agree that the doubles win is a good sign. Doubles are particularly helpful to a young player and I'm glad Shahar is doing it and excelling.

geri234
Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:48 PM
It's sure for her good that she play many doubles matches and win most of them, but in the future she certainly must be more consistent against players ranked lower than her if she want to be in the TOP 20.

geri234
Aug 3rd, 2006, 06:35 AM
They beat Domachowska/Golovin 5-7 6-1 6-1.

They now face the best doubles team in the world- Samanta Stosur and Lisa Raymond.

Good Luck ! !

Meteor Shower
Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:21 AM
Hey :wavey:

I'm surprised Shahar got into a slump but she was on-off alot this season, so its not something new. I do think she'll bounce back stronger. :)
funny how people suddently think she is an average player and won't reach higher ranking, I'll be sure to throw those messages in their face when she'll get it together.

well done she won the doubles title :)
good luck in the next turny.

King Aaron
Aug 3rd, 2006, 04:08 PM
Just want to congratulate Shahar on getting her own subforum on WTAworld. ;) :yeah:

FlushingMeadows
Aug 3rd, 2006, 06:48 PM
Hey :wavey:

I'm surprised Shahar got into a slump but she was on-off alot this season, so its not something new. I do think she'll bounce back stronger. :)
funny how people suddently think she is an average player and won't reach higher ranking, I'll be sure to throw those messages in their face when she'll get it together.


Good point. ASAP. She did lose in the 1st round in 2 of her first 3 tournaments this year. So this is not the first time. I think part of the problem is that the expectations of the fans have gotten higher. But let's not forget that she is still a teenager and will have her struggles. No question about it, she is a talented player. I'm hoping that by the time she gets to New York, she'll be feeling confident again and make a run. I'd love to see her get some TV exposure this year [last year she was close - if she'd beaten Vento-Kabchi, she would have been on the Armstrong Court on Sun. night against Clijsters].

Meteor Shower
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Good point. ASAP. She did lose in the 1st round in 2 of her first 3 tournaments this year. So this is not the first time. I think part of the problem is that the expectations of the fans have gotten higher. But let's not forget that she is still a teenager and will have her struggles. No question about it, she is a talented player. I'm hoping that by the time she gets to New York, she'll be feeling confident again and make a run. I'd love to see her get some TV exposure this year [last year she was close - if she'd beaten Vento-Kabchi, she would have been on the Armstrong Court on Sun. night against Clijsters].

:bigclap:

Congrats for the subforum.
Next turnament is the Acura Classic. Main Draw soon.
Good luck!

Ceze
Aug 7th, 2006, 08:00 PM
she has a forum! :eek: :banana:

Meteor Shower
Aug 9th, 2006, 08:31 AM
Carson:

1st def. Peng 6-1 6-0 :)
2nd vs. Suarez

FlushingMeadows
Aug 9th, 2006, 01:49 PM
Carson:

1st def. Peng 6-1 6-0 :)
2nd vs. Suarez
Nice win over a solid opponent. Let's hope Shahar gets on a roll.

Andy.
Aug 9th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Thats a great first round win, awesome stuff

Mitzi
Aug 10th, 2006, 08:20 AM
Shahar beat Suarez 6-2 6-3 :worship:

She'll play Dementieva in the 3rd round.

Gogoman
Aug 10th, 2006, 08:42 AM
She'll play Dementieva in the quarterfinal.

3rd Round

geri234
Aug 10th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Shahar lost 5-7 3-6 to Dementieva

Meteor Shower
Aug 10th, 2006, 09:56 PM
:sad:
she needs to work on starting matches well.

Mitzi
Aug 10th, 2006, 10:48 PM
3rd Round

Oops :o I edited that post

Shahar :sad:

Meteor Shower
Aug 14th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Montreal:

1st def. Lepchenko 6-4* 6-4 :D
2nd vs. Myskina :)

*=came back from 0-4

Andy.
Aug 14th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Nice solid first round win, now she will have to step it up.

Meteor Shower
Aug 16th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Shahar wins in a thriller against Myskina :)

1st def. Lepchenko 6-4* 6-4
2nd def. Myskina 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4
3rd vs. Bartoli

Marion is in a good form and is a very dangerous player,
good luck Shahar you can do it!

Ceze
Aug 16th, 2006, 10:40 PM
of course she can do it! And she has to do it! Go Shahar! :bounce:

FlushingMeadows
Aug 17th, 2006, 08:43 PM
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 26 75 64

Two quality wins in this tournament. Way to go, Shahar.

Ceze
Aug 17th, 2006, 08:59 PM
I knew she could do it! Congrats Shahar! :banana:

Meteor Shower
Aug 17th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Well done Shahar

1st def. Lepchenko 6-4* 6-4
2nd def. Myskina 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4
3rd def. Bartoli 2-6 7-5 6-4
QF vs. Chakvetadze

Chakvetadze seems to be playing well, based on reports and articles,
and she already beat Shahar really easily and badly. So another tough match
coming up.. I think the big stage will help Shahar more than Chakvetadze.
Good luck :D

Ceze
Aug 17th, 2006, 09:16 PM
She can do it! Go Shahar! :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Aug 17th, 2006, 10:26 PM
From match against Myskina:

No recourse to replay: Russian Anastasia Myskina wants to make one thing perfectly clear - Israeli Shahar Peer played well en route to a three-set win over Myskina Wednesday.

But Myskina, who said she was still jetlagged after flying from Stockholm on Monday, said there were three line calls that went against her and could have changed the outcome.

She was upset that the chair umpire overruled a call with the score tied 3-3. She said that while three bad calls might not seem like much, "they all came on important points."

One of the innovations at this year's tournament has been the introduction of player challenges and instant replays to ensure that the officials get it right. But the electronic system is only in play on the centre court. Peer, who also expressed her unhappiness with some of the calls, and Myskina were playing on the grandstand court.

At this point, not much else was going on, so we decided to go watch Myskina vs. Peer. This was the end of the last set. It was such high quality tennis... it is a shame none of you will be able to watch it on tape. My mother saw most of it, and said it was THE match of the day. Myskina hit so many winners, she said, out of balls she was getting on the run. She's a shot maker, and really aims for the line. She's also "court smart", like my mom says: She saw Peer was getting used to her powerful forehands, so she moonballed a few points and it screwed up Peer's game. But in the end, she said, Myskina's temper screwed her. If she didn't have those problems, she'd probably be on top. She's much prettier with this new hairdo, too. At one point, Myskina served a serve Peer questionned, and Myskina had the "It was good" attitude and was ready to serve the next point, and Shahar was still complaining... It was HILARIOUS. I should've talked a picture.

Meteor Shower
Aug 19th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Shahar lost to Chakvetadze 6-7(3) 5-7 :sad:
so close :( but Anna took all the important points so wd to her.
I thought the big stage will help Shahar but in the end it helped Anna,
maybe because she also played there against Dechy and played well.

But this turnament is an encouraging sign for U.S Open for sure :D

FlushingMeadows
Aug 20th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Shahar lost to Chakvetadze 6-7(3) 5-7 :sad:
so close :( but Anna took all the important points so wd to her.
I thought the big stage will help Shahar but in the end it helped Anna,
maybe because she also played there against Dechy and played well.

But this turnament is an encouraging sign for U.S Open for sure :D


QF in the singles and SF in the doubles in this tournament. We got some good tennis out of Shahar and she had tough competition. So this was definitely a step forward.

The one thing that concerned me was her play at the very end of the the Chakvetadze match. Didn't win a single point in the last two crucial games. I hope she wasn't hurt.

FlushingMeadows
Aug 21st, 2006, 02:15 AM
Shahar will play Dechy in the first round in New Haven. Not an easy one.

Meteor Shower
Aug 21st, 2006, 05:24 PM
Apperantly Shahar withdrew from New Haven,
according to an Israeli forum.
I'm not scared from an injury though, a player sometime have
a run of winning/losing many points, so I think she is just resting
for the U.S Open. Smart decision, if it is true :yeah:

I think if she was injured some candian poster from the board
would have said so in his report.

Good luck in U.S :bounce:

Ceze
Aug 21st, 2006, 06:07 PM
yes, she withdraws, and Stosur takes her place

shirgan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:23 AM
Apperantly Shahar withdrew from New Haven,
according to an Israeli forum.
I'm not scared from an injury though, a player sometime have
a run of winning/losing many points, so I think she is just resting
for the U.S Open. Smart decision, if it is true :yeah:

I think if she was injured some candian poster from the board
would have said so in his report.

Good luck in U.S :bounce:
according the wta
the reason for withdrawing is
Left planter fascitis

I have no idea if that's a serious condition or not :shrug:

shirgan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:27 AM
Shahar reaches a new record high rank both in singles and in doubles.

#22 in singles
and # 33 in doubles

Meteor Shower
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:23 AM
one says she decided to focus on preperations for U.S Open,
plus she had a bit pressure on the foot.
http://www.one.co.il/egood/next.asp?id=80217&Bz=0&categoryid=96&tableid=673

again, smart decision :yeah:

amirhendel
Aug 25th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Against Qualifer in the first round in the us open

good luck!!

neospecialist
Aug 26th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Bardina is an up and coming player. Peer could not have drawn a tougher "qualifier". Look for a close match.

shirgan
Aug 27th, 2006, 03:59 AM
isn't it funny how despite the fact shahar received her own forum, people (including myself) keep writing in the general "Shahar Peer 2006" thread
and almost nobody opens new threads?

Meteor Shower
Aug 27th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Bardina is an up and coming player. Peer could not have drawn a tougher "qualifier". Look for a close match.

Radwanska?
Don't scare me like that :p :scared:
Shahar should win if she wants to be a top20 player.
If she doesn't win she don't deserve it, simple as that.

tennisflorida
Aug 29th, 2006, 09:07 PM
after cruising to her first round victory ( j post headline), :)
Shahar now plays Martina Muller- a 24 year old german, who is now ranked 49th.
btw, martina lost to ana smashnova in the qf of the 2006 budapest grand prix during ana's march to the title. there have been rain delays at the us open, so we may to wait till wed for the results of shahar's match against martina m

Ceze
Aug 29th, 2006, 09:10 PM
well done Shahar! :D

Andy.
Aug 31st, 2006, 01:05 PM
Well done Shahar good luck today

geri234
Aug 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM
Shahar defeated Muller 6-1 7-5 6-2 and will play in the next round against Francesca Schiavone who defeated Sania Mirza also in three sets.


Good Luck Shahar ! ! !

tennisflorida
Sep 1st, 2006, 02:37 AM
shahar will be playing against 26 year old Schiavone who made it to qf in the 2003 US open. she is ranked 15th by the WTA and seeded 14th in this grand slam event. so far in in 2006, she hasn't had the greatest year but made it into the finals of the Bausch & Lomb Championship.

it only gets tougher on shahar if she make it into the 4th round as she will probably play Justine Henin-Hardenne who is seeded # 2 in the US open and having a very good year, unless japanese star Ai Sugiyama ( seeded 28th)
can pull off the upset of the tournament.
let's hope this tournament becomes Shahar's defining moment as she rtrully becomes a force to be reckoned with in women's tennis
go shahar :)
tennis florida

Meteor Shower
Sep 2nd, 2006, 10:12 AM
Shahar Peer tight matches in 2006 (at least 6-4 in the final set).

Wins (6):
S Peer - E Daniilidou 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5
S Peer - A Ivanovic 6-2 4-6 6-4
S Peer - A Myskina 1-6 6-3 7-6(3)
S Peer - A Myskina 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4
S Peer - M Bartoli 2-6 7-5 6-4
S Peer - F Schiavone 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(3)

Losses (2)
A Medina Garrigues(1) - S Peer(4) 6-74 7-5 6-4
S Asagoe - S Peer 3-6 6-1 6-4

Both losses at the start of the year.

shirgan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:13 PM
Is Schiavone the highest ranked player Shahar won?
or was it Myskina?

Meteor Shower
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:16 PM
Elena Dementieva>Anastasia Myskina>Francesca Schiavone

shirgan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:48 PM
Elena Dementieva>Anastasia Myskina>Francesca Schiavone
Oh right I forgot about Dementieva :tape: :)

Meteor Shower
Sep 2nd, 2006, 03:13 PM
I remember having debates with other WTAWorld posters about Shahar compared to other young players. I said Shahar consistency against lower-ranked players is better than the inconsistency of the other youngsters. I predicted she'll get her top20 wins this year and I'm glad to say I was right. :D

Shahar is consistent now in the high level and the other youngsters keeps their inconsistency. I just love the way she developed as a player. (almost) Always consistent, step by step.

shirgan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 02:54 AM
I remember having debates with other WTAWorld posters about Shahar compared to other young players. I said Shahar consistency against lower-ranked players is better than the inconsistency of the other youngsters. I predicted she'll get her top20 wins this year and I'm glad to say I was right. :D

Shahar is consistent now in the high level and the other youngsters keeps their inconsistency. I just love the way she developed as a player. (almost) Always consistent, step by step.
you mean slowly slowly ;) :lol:

Andy.
Sep 3rd, 2006, 02:55 AM
Shahar is having a great tournament, what a fighter, good luck v Justine

Meteor Shower
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:44 AM
you mean slowly slowly ;) :lol:

:lol: :yeah:

Match is tomorrow, hopefully on the main court!

shirgan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:47 AM
the interview with Shahar after her win over schiavone
transcript+video is here:
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-09-01/200609021157234331890.html

shirgan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:56 AM
I really liked this bit:

Q. What did you think of the atmosphere on that court with the fans?
SHAHAR PEER: It's amazing. Really, whenever I came to New York, so many people coming, Israeli and Jewish, it's amazing. Like Noam Okun, the other Israeli player played the court behind me. I was listening to this court. I was following his court. But then Andy told me that Michael was crazy, the crowd was getting crazy when he was in the other court.
I mean, I just hope they will come for my next matches, too.

Q. You were following his court while playing your match?
SHAHAR PEER: I always like this. I knew he was 5 2 up in the tiebreak and he lost the first set and the second set. I just heard it's the fifth set, but I don't know. It's always like this.

Q. Maybe this is why you were 5 1 down.
SHAHAR PEER: The 5 2 in the tiebreak was the first set. I won the first set.

Q. Most people are focused. A score from another court, you're able to...
SHAHAR PEER: With these courts, I'm good. Always like this. If I play next to someone, I know the score usually. I don't know. I don't think my concentrate is going down because it's just how I am. I don't know. I just follow these courts, too.

Meteor Shower
Sep 3rd, 2006, 10:02 AM
Yeah me too :D
who is Michael??

Thanks for the video, its very cool :)

shirgan
Sep 3rd, 2006, 10:37 AM
Yeah me too :D
who is Michael??

Thanks for the video, its very cool :)
no idea.. :) :shrug:

shirgan
Sep 5th, 2006, 07:49 AM
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/758670.html

Viewpoint / 'A national team'
By Eitan Bekerman

The points system in tennis is somewhat similar to the results of district-based elections: A party can win 30 to 40 percent of the vote in every district and still not send a single representative to parliament. In Shahar Peer's match yesterday, she gained a single "representative" - one game - in the sixth game of the first set, as opposed to Justine Henin-Hardenne's 12.

Although the Belgian was far better than her Israeli opponent, the 6-1, 6-0 score does not reflect the balance of power - but that is how it goes in tennis.

Peer's experience yesterday was tantamount to what high jumpers or pole vaulters experience after they have already won their competition but are trying to set a new personal best. They know that they have little chance of doing so, but they take the jump nevertheless "so as to get a feeling for the bar at the new height."

Peer stepped into the limelight of women's tennis yesterday as she has never done before - a final-16 appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, on center court, carried live all around the world, against an opponent who is likely the best in the world these days. The bar was too high, the limelight was blinding, and she was hit hard. It happens.

In truth, Peer lost on Saturday already, during the break between sets in the game between Henin-Hardenne and Ai Sugiyama. The Japanese dared to win the first set 6-4, and the Belgian was visibly enraged. From that moment on, in the remaining two sets against Sugiyama and then in the two against Peer yesterday, Henin-Hardenne won 24 games and lost just two.

But do not let the defeat mislead you: Peer's performance at the U.S. Open was one of the best of her career. She made it through to the final-16 stage at a Grand Slam for the second time this year, beating a top-20 player (14th-ranked Francesca Schiavone of Italy) on the way.

Peer's next objective in the rankings is 16th place, which promises a better draw, particularly in the big tournaments, and would allow her to avoid a clash with one of the top 15 seeds at least until the final-16 stage.

A majority of the Israeli sports media seems not to have yet digested the fact that Peer is a "national team" who is successful in a very popular sport, and every one of her tournaments should be a celebration. But with Peer's rate of success, it will happen soon.

Meteor Shower
Sep 5th, 2006, 08:27 AM
I wonder what Michael thinks about the loss :p

Thanks for the article, I love the optimism!
Makes me feel better about the loss.

shirgan
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:51 AM
I don't think anyone put it anywhere

here's from henin's interview about shahar and the preparation for the match against her.

Q. What's your level today? You looked pretty dominating out there, controlling Shahar. She's a dangerous opponent.
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Yeah, I walked on the court thinking that it could be a dangerous match because she's a young player and she has a lot of motivation. She's fighting a lot. So I knew it could be a tough match. That's probably why I won it pretty easily, because I was ready for it.
So, no, I had a lot of determination, been very focused. Went to the net a lot. Did a couple of serve and volleys. Played an aggressive game. So very happy about what happened on the court.

and also an article about the match (in hebrew) that includes Shahar's reaction to it

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=758726&contrassID=2&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0

Shahar: "it's not fun to lose with this score, but for a long time I wanted to play a player in the level of Henin, Mauresmo or Clijsters. She is such a diverse player. I just hope I can improve so I can reach these levels, but I'm still young, so I still have where to advance and aspire"

Meteor Shower
Sep 26th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Shahar wins "Israeli sportswoman of the year" rewards. :yeah:

shirgan
Sep 27th, 2006, 02:42 AM
Shahar wins "Israeli sportswoman of the year" rewards. :yeah:
that's great :)
actually she won the "sportsperson of the year" award

meaning she was chosen over men and women - it was not just a contest among women.
Especially in the field of sports, where men dominate, it is quite a significant difference.

FlushingMeadows
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:24 PM
Congratulations to Shahar. It has been a very good year.

shirgan
Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:29 AM
Shahar is playing at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Tier II)

1st round, Bychkova vs. Peer, will be played today

Andy.
Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:46 AM
I dont know much about her indoor play, i could have a guess that it wouldnt really be her best surface but she is a real fighter and we will be. She has a very winnable first round.

Meteor Shower
Oct 3rd, 2006, 03:21 PM
Surprised at the score :eek:
won 6-3 6-3.

I though Bychkova+Indoors+Break=struggle but she won it
pretty confortably, being broken only once :D :yeah:

Not much chance against Schnyder,
but Good luck! :)

Andy.
Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:29 PM
Thats a nice solid start to the tournament.

shirgan
Oct 6th, 2006, 03:57 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?contentid=879

The other seeds in action Thursday both emerged winners, but not without some late-match drama. Schnyder and Jelena Jankovic overcame third set rallies from a pair of big-hitting teens; the No.5-seeded Schnyder watched a 5-2 lead shorten to 5-4 before closing out Israel's Shahar Peer, 76(3) 26 64, while No.8 seed Jelena Jankovic watched an identical lead evaporate before edging Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, 46 62 75, in a match that lasted over two and a half hours.

"She is a very dangerous player," said Schnyder of Peer, who has notched a slew of Top 20 victories this season and is currently on the verge of breaking into that group herself, coming into this event ranked No.24. "Her crosscourt backhand was the shot of the match; she saved three match points on that shot alone."

Meteor Shower
Oct 6th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Very good match from Shahar.
Playing so well on indoors on her second match :worship: :yeah:

Too bad she didn't start the 3rd set as well,
seems like nerves got to her a bit and she went a
step backward from set number 2.
Few line calls against Shahar, but thats the way it goes.

On to Kremlin Cup :bounce: :D

Andy.
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:04 PM
She showed great fight as she always doees and when your always challenging the best pl;ayers and knocking on the door eventually it opens.

shirgan
Oct 7th, 2006, 01:30 AM
Very good match from Shahar.
Playing so well on indoors on her second match :worship: :yeah:

Too bad she didn't start the 3rd set as well,
seems like nerves got to her a bit and she went a
step backward from set number 2.
Few line calls against Shahar, but thats the way it goes.

On to Kremlin Cup :bounce: :D
about the start of the 3rd set,
between the second and third set, her coach was telling shahar "now take your time" in hebrew. I thought that was really stupid advice, since she had the momentum, it was actually time keep the pressure she put in the 2nd set and maybe take it up a notch and finish off as quickly as she can

FlushingMeadows
Oct 9th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (WC) Elena Bovina (RUS) 60 62


Great start in Moscow for Shahar.

shirgan
Oct 9th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Next round she plays Dementieva again

geri234
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Shahar played really good.
She was very active and was attacking and going to the net much more than she used to few months ago.

GL against Dementieva. :p

geri234
Oct 11th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Shahar will play on thursday against Dementieva.

Live on EUROSPORT !! ( 13:00 israel time )


Good Luck!! :bounce:

FlushingMeadows
Oct 12th, 2006, 01:55 PM
Another tough loss - Shahar loses to Dementieva in 3 sets. She's close, but not there yet.

Meteor Shower
Oct 12th, 2006, 02:00 PM
argh, she should have won that in two :mad:
in 3rd she obviously had no chance, a bit injured too..

damn :sad: :(

ALBERTtheHERO
Oct 16th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Im a fan of Shahar Peer. I like her backhand the most ,but she makes a beautiful angles from both sides.

ALBERTtheHERO
Oct 17th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Shahar won over Molik 6:1 6:2. Nice match :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Oct 17th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Hi Albert :wavey:
Nice win Shahar.
Good luck next round vs. Sharapova :D Get revange :)

ALBERTtheHERO
Oct 17th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Hello everybody!

Shahar can do it. I trust her :tennis:

geri234
Oct 20th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Shahar lost 4-6 6-7(4) to Sharapova.... :confused:
Shahar played some really good tennis and she is improving every match!

Hope next time she win.
She is a top 10 (and more) potential!!

Meteor Shower
Oct 20th, 2006, 10:38 AM
Hopefully next year she will go a step further
and win all this close matches against top10 :D

http://62.65.139.217/fotos//2006/10/061018_zuerichopen/00000000/IMG_0030.JPG
:hearts: :D

Andy.
Oct 20th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Shahar played a great match and has really improved since their last match, she is going to be a great player.

FlushingMeadows
Oct 20th, 2006, 06:39 PM
Shahar played a great match and has really improved since their last match, she is going to be a great player.

Thanks MMF. She has been close to knocking off a top-tier player in the last 3 tournaments and all of them, including Maria, have praised her. Shahar is almost there, but not quite. In 2007, she will be a player to watch.

Andy.
Oct 21st, 2006, 12:42 AM
I just cant believe the improvement in her game even from IW, her pace of shot and even her serve, she is not just a retriever, she is like Aranxta with power. She is going to have a great career.

Meteor Shower
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:41 AM
I think she always had that power
I remember seeing her at age 14 blasting shots all over the courts.
Before the problem was just in her mind, - her approach to a match was to be more defensive.. now she is willing to hit with more pace.

Shahar plays Bartoli at Linz first round.
if she wins Second round vs. Petrova

good luck Shahar!
I think she will reach far here :)

shirgan
Oct 22nd, 2006, 09:09 AM
http://www.tennisreporters .net/sharapova_nadal_102006.html

Sharapova desperate?
By Chris Bowers and Ron Cioffi
The Zurich Open is witnessing the latest in an experiment begun in Montreal in August whereby players can consult their coach – or a person they have designated as their coach – at the end of each set. Sharapova has been a vehement opponent of the scheme, and said on Tuesday that she’d “have to be desperate” to call for her coach mid-match as that would signal to her opponent that she was in trouble.

It therefore raised a few eyebrows when, after a tough first set against the rising Israeli Shahar Peer on Thursday night, Sharapova summoned her hitting partner Michael Joyce onto her bench for a consultation. When asked about this later, she said she just wanted to refresh herself about aspects of her game plan agreed with Joyce in advance.

“But you did call for him?” the questioner repeated.

“Yeah, I did,” replied Sharapova neutrally.
“But you said you'd only call for your coach in the middle of a match if you were desperate,” asked another questioner. “So were you desperate?”

“Ah, that’s a good point, you’ve caught me on that one,” admitted Sharapova, and giggled nervously.

FlushingMeadows
Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:01 PM
she is like Aranxta with power.

Funny you should make that comparison. About a year and half ago, a young lady named Serena Williams said the same thing about Shahar. Not a bad player to be compared to. :D

shirgan
Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Shahar beat Marion Bartoli 6-3 7-6(4)

next up a pretty big test - Petrova

Makkabi
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:14 AM
Kadima Peer :)

shirgan
Oct 24th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Doubles - First Round
Bartoli/Peer (FRA/ISR) d. (Q) Gajdosova/Stewart (SVK/AUS) 62 62

shirgan
Oct 24th, 2006, 03:59 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=938

Peer Powers Past Doubles Partner Bartoli

LINZ, Austria - Shahar Peer faced a familiar foe Monday, as first round action kicked off at the Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich. The Israeli teen took on doubles partner, Marion Bartoli, whom she defeated four times over the last two years. Peer also prevailed this time, 63 76(4), to set up a second round meeting with defending champion Nadia Petrova.

"It was a good match, but also tough because she's my doubles partner," Peer said. "But I played well, especially in the first set, and I'm happy I was able to win this one."

Bartoli had huge opportunities in the second set but didn't take advantage. The Frenchwoman gave away a 3-0 lead and allowed Peer to even the set at 3. Both players held serve the next three games to force a tie-break. It seemed as if Bartoli was going to push the match into a third set, as she jumped to a quick 3-0 lead. But the 22-year-old lost focus and six consecutive points.

Peer will face Petrova for the second time in her career. The Russian, who beat Peer in straight sets last year at Roland Garros, just returned to top form this month, winning Stuttgart and making the Moscow final.

"I am looking forward to playing her," Peer said. "She's been playing great and is having a great season. I'm excited about the match."

shirgan
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:19 PM
(2) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 61

Meteor Shower
Oct 25th, 2006, 09:17 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/linz/f_03.jpg

:o :help: ;)

shirgan
Oct 26th, 2006, 04:29 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?contentid=943

Petrova Begins Defense With Win

LINZ, Austria - A year ago, Nadia Petrova came into Linz as the only player in the Top 10 never to have won a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title. Now, she comes in as one of the most winningest women of the year. The in-form Russian began her Linz defense, and her quest for a sixth trophy of the year, with a 61 61 victory over one of the most dangerous unseeded threats in the draw, Shahar Peer. Nicole Vaidisova also won.

Petrova, seeded No.2 at the Tier II event, dominated the Israeli teen in just about every department, winning three quarters of the points on her serve, and nearly two thirds of those on the return. She never even faced a break point, and out-aced her big-hitting opponent, 7-1. The Russian just ran away with the victory against a young player that has given the Top 10 fits this season, closing it out in just 52 minutes.

"Before I came on court, I thought it was going to be tough; I decided to keep it as short as I could by trying to put pressure on her," Petrova said afterwards. "In the middle of the second set she changed her tactic with loopy balls to break the rhythm, but that was just perfect - I took them and gave those heavy balls back. I pushed her and attacked the forehand and she started to miss from that side.

"When she shook my hand, she told me she didn't expect me to play that well."

Only Justine Henin-Hardenne has won as many titles this year as Petrova, who has taken in trophies at Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin and Stuttgart. Coming into this event a year ago, she was the only one of the game's 10 best sans-title; but she finally got on the board at the end of the week, after a three set championship win over Patty Schnyder.

The Russian says this surface is tailored to her aggressive game.

"I don't feel I did anything spectacular; I just tried to play clean tennis, take the opportunities, keep points short and come in from time to time. This surface suits my game. You can press somebody here by coming up to the net and hitting the heavy shots I have, and my service is also very effective here."

shirgan
Oct 30th, 2006, 04:57 AM
new doubles record for Shahar: #28

The Jabberwock
Nov 1st, 2006, 02:07 PM
From "One on One" at Channel 5. An interview with Shahar in Hebrew.

http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=411&docID=12352&lang=he

shirgan
Nov 1st, 2006, 03:02 PM
From "One on One" at Channel 5. An interview with Shahar in Hebrew.

http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=411&docID=12352&lang=he
great !
thanks

shirgan
Nov 13th, 2006, 05:04 AM
Shahar Peer reaches a new high ranking both in doubles and in singles
entering the top 20.
singles: #20
doubles: #27