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Meteor Shower
Dec 29th, 2006, 06:25 PM
She plays in Gold Coast, Tier III. :)

Her quarter:
(5)Shahar Peer ISR vs Meghann Shaughnessy USA
(q) vs Olga Poutchkova RUS
(x)Milagros Sequera VEN vs (x)Ekaterina Ivanova RUS
(q) vs (3)Ana Ivanovic SRB

Interesting first round, but she should win it.
good luck, hope for a great year :bounce: :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 29th, 2006, 06:28 PM
:woohoo: come on Shahar!

sharas36
Dec 29th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Shahar must win 2 first rounds!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 29th, 2006, 10:06 PM
don't worry! based on how she won the INC, she'll win the WHOLE thing :yeah:

The Jabberwock
Dec 29th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Good luck Shahar! :worship:

Bероника
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Shahar is one of the most interesting players I "discovered" last year so I want to wish her a great 2007 season!!! :D

neospecialist
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:12 AM
Peer wins in first round at Mondial 6-1 5-7 6-0 over shaugnessey.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:21 AM
GOOOOOOO SHAHAR! :bounce:

geri234
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:39 PM
Shahar will play against russian Olga Poutchkova who defeated Yuliana Fedak in three sets.

Good Luck!!!:bounce:

shirgan
Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:13 AM
In doubles (1st round):

Kirilenko/Peer def. Gajdosova/Stewart 7-5 6-3

shirgan
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:07 AM
2nd round singles:

(5) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Olga Poutchkova (RUS) 63 62


next up Ana Ivanovic :scared:
good luck :)

shirgan
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:22 PM
A quote about the match against Olga
"Olga had a great end to 2006 so I knew she'd be tough," Peer said. "I'm happy with the tennis I played, I held my concentration and I was there every point."

And about playing Ivanovic:
"I played her last April on clay and I beat her, but that was clay, and every match is a new match and every day a new day," Peer said. "She's a nice girl and a friend of mine and I'm looking forward to the match."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1030

Makkabi
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:23 PM
:bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:24 PM
:hug: what a sweet girl :yeah: that's why I love her :wavey:

FlushingMeadows
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:34 PM
Poutchkova is a talented player. This was a very good win. Way to start 07', Shahar. BTW: Is this the 1st time she has played with Kirilenko?

Also, looks like we have a couple of newcomers to this thread. Welcome aboard.

shirgan
Jan 3rd, 2007, 08:15 PM
And a few more quotes here:

http://www.gcbulletin.com.au/article/2007/01/04/2626_sports.html

shirgan
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:31 AM
(5) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (3) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 57 64 64 :worship: :D

shirgan
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:54 AM
next up Safina in the semifinals

Meteor Shower
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:05 AM
well said Fmead, welcome everyone :)

Well done Shahar :D great win!
now against Safina :scared: don't think she will win
but who knows.. I just want her to make it close this time!

shirgan
Jan 4th, 2007, 08:21 AM
QF doubles:
King/Pratt def. Kirilenko/Peer 6-2 6-3

The Jabberwock
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Good win against Ana :worship:

I hope she will make it this time against Safina. It's not an easy one...

shirgan
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Quotes:

"It was a tough match with very good tennis," Peer stated. "In the first set, she broke me, then I won four games in a row. I was up in the second and third sets early, which helped me. I served well and timed the ball well today."

Safina and Peer have played two times, with the Russian dominating each one. She prevailed, 62 61, on the grass courts of 's-Hertogenbosch in 2005 and at Amelia Island last season she won even more easily, 62 60.

"She's playing so well here - to beat Ivanovic is very tough as she was playing well," Safina said.

"I've played Safina twice and never beaten her; she beat me very easily," Peer said. "It will be very tough, but I'm excited to be in the semifinals."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1034

Bероника
Jan 4th, 2007, 04:45 PM
wow Shahar might have played a good match.I wish I would have seen it...Best of luck vs Safina!!! Difficult match,but not impossible.

Makkabi
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:31 PM
Goodluck Peer! :bounce:

LilMashaFan
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Shahar great match yesterday! She broke Ana constantly!

The Jabberwock
Jan 5th, 2007, 11:29 AM
It's so disapointing to lose like that to Safina after she had a really great chance... Well, she is not the only fighter on tour.

Safina d. Peer 46 76 (1) 61

Shahar led 6:4 5:1 ... a rain delay at 6:4 5:2 and...:help:

Meteor Shower
Jan 5th, 2007, 11:40 AM
Its a shame, it was really good chance to beat Safina like she did to Shahar.. looks like doubts from her previous two matches came to her mind.

She held serve so well in this turnament and then in pressure time it crumbled. Its understanble, she still has to get more confidence with it.

Bad loss Shahar :( but I'm counting on you to regroup stronger!

Makkabi
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:30 PM
OMG! I cant believe this shit! :(

LilMashaFan
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:22 AM
its ok, she has had a great first tournament. Next week in Sydney wil be a big test with a lot of good players.

shirgan
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:58 AM
Quotes:

"She was playing like No.1, I couldn’t believe it," Safina said. "Then, she had 64 51 and I just started going for my shots. I held serve then we had the rain break. I saw her and she seemed to be a little nervous, and I thought, this is it, I have to go for it. I suppose I was a little lucky, but my shots just started going in."

"I'm not happy; you can't be up 64 51, lose a match and be happy," Peer stated. "I didn't feel differently after the rain, but until 51 I was not missing anything and then I started missing. Maybe I lost concentration. I'll make sure I'm in this position again, I take advantage and close it out on my first service game."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1037

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Hi Guys I just thought id pop in and say that i watched Shahar practice on centre court this afternoon at the Mediback, she was really friendly and nice and looked to be in fantastic shape and was hitting the ball really strongly and convincinly, I have got pix and will post them later.

Meteor Shower
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Hi Guys I just thought id pop in and say that i watched Shahar practice on centre court this afternoon at the Mediback, she was really friendly and nice and looked to be in fantastic shape and was hitting the ball really strongly and convincinly, I have got pix and will post them later.

Hey MMF, how you're doing? :wavey:
thanks for the report :)

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Hey MMF, how you're doing? :wavey:
thanks for the report :)
Im doing really well, and yourself :wavey: I have an awesome tan from being at the tennis all day :lol: . I will be at Shahar match tomorow so I will have more pix and a match report.

geri234
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:21 PM
MMF, I am waiting for the pix and report.

Hope you'll enjoy.

The Jabberwock
Jan 6th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Im doing really well, and yourself :wavey: I have an awesome tan from being at the tennis all day :lol: . I will be at Shahar match tomorow so I will have more pix and a match report.

Thanks a lot for this report! I'm really waiting for your next one.

Have fun and get some good pix ;)

Meteor Shower
Jan 6th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Im doing really well, and yourself :wavey: I have an awesome tan from being at the tennis all day :lol: . I will be at Shahar match tomorow so I will have more pix and a match report.

I'm fine thank you :)
I'm so jealous.. wish I've could have been there.
I'm sure you'll have a great time! :bounce:

The Jabberwock
Jan 7th, 2007, 08:52 AM
Shahar won 6:4, 6:2. Well done! :cool:

Now I'm really waiting for the match report and pics...

shirgan
Jan 7th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Shahar reaches her highest rank ever, both in singles (#18) and in doubles (#26)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 7th, 2007, 03:56 PM
:bounce: I'm SOOOOOOO excited :bounce:

Makkabi
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:57 AM
Awesome! :bounce:

shirgan
Jan 8th, 2007, 01:00 PM
Shahar reaches the top-10 test early again as she faces Patty Schnyder in the second round.
Good luck :)

Makkabi
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Do you guys think shes gonna to win against Patty?

Goodluck Shahar!

shirgan
Jan 9th, 2007, 05:44 AM
And she did it :banana:
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (7) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 76(3) 62 :)

shirgan
Jan 9th, 2007, 05:46 AM
Next up, Kim Clijsters :scared: :)

Makkabi
Jan 9th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Do you guys think shes gonna to win against Kim?

Goodluck Shahar!

LilMashaFan
Jan 9th, 2007, 11:44 PM
I think if she plays well then she can challenge her and if she holds her nerves hey u never know. but ill be rooting for her! Go shahar!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:43 AM
Go Shahar! :bounce:

geri234
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:08 AM
Shahar lost to Kim 2-6 1-6.

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2007, 03:56 PM
Understandable.
She isn't confident on her serve against top players like Clijsters, who is just a step above right now. She just needs to win more matches and she'll get there.

Great turnament Shahar :D
still waiting for the pics and reports MMF ;)

shirgan
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Some quotes after the Clijsters match:

"I missed easy shots, I wasn't serving well and her superior experience made the difference," Pe'er said after the match. "I feel that it is only a matter of time before I reach the top 10. It's only a matter of gaining experience and improving my play. You mustn't forget that I've only been on tour for two-and-a-half years."

"I'm feeling excellent and I'm coming into the tournament [the AO] with plenty of confidence," she said. "My first two weeks of the year have been very good and I'm hoping to continue this form in the Australian Open."

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1167467706472&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Peer admitted that her game "wasn't good. The wind made it difficult for both of us, and my serves were very poor."

But ever the optimist, Peer is looking ahead to the next stage of her development. Unlike recent sound defeats against Justine Henin-Hardenne and Nadia Petrova, in which there appeared to be a major gap between Peer's ability and that of her opponents, she felt that the difference in her performance yesterday was not nearly as significant. "I lacked concentration during critical points, but I've had a good two-week stretch. I'm playing more matches against top-20 players and am accumulating more experience," she said.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/812127.html

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:27 PM
:bounce: she's only going to get better :bounce::yeah:

shirgan
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:31 AM
A short interview with shahar on the Australian Jewish News site:

http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?pgID=2401

Meteor Shower
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:55 AM
great column in hebrew written by Shahar about her first two weeks and the coming australian open:
http://www.one.co.il/cat/articles/article.aspx?id=86332&bz=5

I just love her attitude :yeah: :worship:

shirgan
Jan 14th, 2007, 01:52 AM
Shahar again breaks her high rank record reaching #17

shirgan
Jan 14th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Shahar is seeded 16th and will play in the first round against Romina Oprandi from Italy.

Also Shahar rejoins Marion Bartoli in the doubles draw as 11th seeds. In the first round they will play against Tathiana Garbin and Roberta Vinci from Italy.

Good luck :)

FlushingMeadows
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:49 AM
(16) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Romina Oprandi (ITA) 61 63

... Just another day at the office.:D

shirgan
Jan 15th, 2007, 09:07 AM
:)

Next up, Meilen Tu

good luck

shirgan
Jan 15th, 2007, 10:47 AM
here's an article about Shahar and Dudi Sela as well

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2007-01-15/200701151168850028812.html

Andy.
Jan 15th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Great start Shahar

Meteor Shower
Jan 15th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Nice win Shahar. had a little trouble in the end,
but its good that she in practicing on closing matches now so she'll do it easily later ;) :p

good luck vs. Tu!

shirgan
Jan 17th, 2007, 07:29 AM
Shahar Peer def Meilen Tu 6-3 6-0

Next up, revenge against Tatiana Golovin :devil:

Meteor Shower
Jan 17th, 2007, 05:48 PM
revange? when did they play before?
Go Shahar.. you can win it in two with your form :bounce:

shirgan
Jan 17th, 2007, 06:51 PM
revenge for Anna's loss :devil: ;)

Meteor Shower
Jan 17th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Oh.. yes. :devil:
They are not playing tomorrow. :(

Andy.
Jan 18th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Shahar is in awesome form good luck against Tati

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 19th, 2007, 08:19 AM
amazing match against golovin :bowdown:
3-6 7-5 7-5. this girl is gritty beyond belief. saved 2 match points as well.
rest up and good luck against kuznetsova!

Meteor Shower
Jan 19th, 2007, 08:51 AM
:woohoo:
Great win. :D I was so nervous during the 2 MP! :)
Good luck against Kuznetsova, it will be reallyyyy hard!

The Jabberwock
Jan 19th, 2007, 08:59 AM
What a match... Just amazing. Shahar is a true fighter :worship:

Good luck against Kuzy. I believe she can do it! :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Jan 19th, 2007, 09:17 AM
What a match... Just amazing. Shahar is a true fighter :worship:

Good luck against Kuzy. I believe she can do it! :bounce:

how much of the match did you watch?
can you give me a little report about the match. what happened in the end of the second set? Shahar picked it up like in the third? :wavey:

neospecialist
Jan 19th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Does anyone have access to video of the match(vs Golovin)?

geri234
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Does anyone have access to video of the match(vs Golovin)?

I second this .

X|Fergie
Jan 20th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Good Luck Shahar against Svetlana

The Jabberwock
Jan 20th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Does anyone have access to video of the match(vs Golovin)?

Well, we will shortly have the match against Kuzy... but I have just noticed this request

Part from the second set:
http://www.dailymotion.com/tatiworld/video/x10jmi_golovin-peer-ao2007

Part from the third set (and to it's sweet end):
http://www.dailymotion.com/tatiworld/video/x10jps_golovin-vs-peer-ao2007-dernier-jeux

By the way, I saw just the last set live...

Good luck Shahar!

The Jabberwock
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:19 AM
Shahar won, Shahar won! 6-4 6-2 against Kuznetzuva.

Just amazing :worship: :worship: :worship:

The first Israeli women Tennis player to reach a QF at a grandslam.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:37 AM
Shahar :woohoo:

Stats:
1 Ace :p
1 DF :cool:
22 Winners :drool:
17 UE :worship:
5 of 7 = 71 % Break Point Conversions :bounce:

neospecialist
Jan 21st, 2007, 05:06 AM
Great video from Golovin match!!! If you can point to us to video from the Kuz match, it would be greatly appreciated.

shirgan
Jan 21st, 2007, 07:30 AM
Shahar :woohoo:

Stats:
1 Ace :p
1 DF :cool:
22 Winners :drool:
17 UE :worship:
5 of 7 = 71 % Break Point Conversions :bounce:
great stats :)

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 21st, 2007, 07:41 AM
amazing match vs. kuznetsova! :bowdown: she is playing so well she really did well. :awww:

serena williams up next. i love both players so much i just want it to be a long match with very high quality. :)

shirgan
Jan 21st, 2007, 11:25 AM
short clip from eurosport report:
from minute 1:20
http://video.eurosport.com/2007/01/21/news_tennis_2101_com.wmv

shirgan
Jan 21st, 2007, 01:13 PM
and a 2-minute interview with her on eurosport

http://video.eurosport.com/2007/01/21/tennis_ITW_woman4_com_32800_4_57_0_320x240.wmv

:tOMMYbOY:
Jan 21st, 2007, 08:08 PM
thanks for those! cute interview from shahar :awww:

A Magicman
Jan 22nd, 2007, 10:20 PM
Mazel tov le'Shahar against Serena.

Take revenge for Jelena and make it all the way to the final now. :)

Meteor Shower
Jan 23rd, 2007, 04:52 AM
Shahar lost 6-8 in the third. :sad:
She played so well at times and so horrible at other times, it was amazing.
Well understandable, it WAS her first GS QF.

Good luck in the next turnys :)

Justine Fan
Jan 23rd, 2007, 11:42 AM
I'm so proud of her :worship: . The way she fought Serena Williams was Meachuz (100%). For someone who's really only been on the tour for what .. one and a half years, she's done fantastic reaching a GS QF and taking Serena Williams to 3 sets and 8-6.

SHAHAR ...... I :heart: you!!!

Good luck in the next tournament.

FlushingMeadows
Jan 23rd, 2007, 10:26 PM
Really, an amazing match. Too bad she did not win it. A few random thoughts:

1) Shahar must work on that first serve.
2) Great fight coming back from 4-1 in the 3rd set.
3) She lost but I do not think that it was because she was tired. Stamina in the 3rd set looked good.
4) This match was broadcast in primetime in the US. I think Shahar gained some exposure and fans from this.
5) Can the ESPN announcers figure out how to pronounce her name?:rolleyes:

shirgan
Jan 24th, 2007, 01:10 PM
5) Can the ESPN announcers figure out how to pronounce her name?:rolleyes:


:lol: on AO radio they did it too

LilMashaFan
Jan 25th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Shahar!!! Great Work!!! You were so close..and you didnt really shoke Serena is just THAT good.

The Jabberwock
Jan 27th, 2007, 06:04 AM
Due to Serena's win at the AO final, Shahar will be ranked "just" 15 this week.

Well, she still has this record to break ;)

Good luck in Tokyo!

Nimrodg
Jan 27th, 2007, 09:49 AM
I guess every player dream about to play against Shahar in Tokyo - They might take the lose easy as they lost to a talented player, but if they win...Ask Serena(AO), Clijsters(Sydney), Safina(Gold Coast) what happens next :lol:

neospecialist
Jan 27th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Serena's toughest match at the Australian Open was against Shahar?!

shirgan
Jan 27th, 2007, 06:08 PM
I guess every player dream about to play against Shahar in Tokyo - They might take the lose easy as they lost to a talented player, but if they win...Ask Serena(AO), Clijsters(Sydney), Safina(Gold Coast) what happens next :lol:
wow you're right lol

Lisbeth
Jan 28th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

I just wanted to drop by and say I saw Shahar play Serena live in Melbourne and wow was I impressed! :D :D :D I haven't been around WTAWorld much for a year or so, partly because I haven't had a player that really excited me, but now I've found one I'll be back to help you cheer for her!

Also the Israeli fans at RLA were great :lol:

One question, I've heard her name pronounced so many different ways now that I'm confused so can one of you Israelis/Hebrew speakers please help me make sure I have it right? ;) I understand it to be something like Shar-Har (equal emphasis) Pay-er. Please correct me if I'm wrong! Thanks :)

shirgan
Jan 28th, 2007, 06:36 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

I just wanted to drop by and say I saw Shahar play Serena live in Melbourne and wow was I impressed! :D :D :D I haven't been around WTAWorld much for a year or so, partly because I haven't had a player that really excited me, but now I've found one I'll be back to help you cheer for her!

Also the Israeli fans at RLA were great :lol:

One question, I've heard her name pronounced so many different ways now that I'm confused so can one of you Israelis/Hebrew speakers please help me make sure I have it right? ;) I understand it to be something like Shar-Har (equal emphasis) Pay-er. Please correct me if I'm wrong! Thanks :)
it's Sha-Har Pay-er

you can listen to it in this file (for me it only works if I right-click on "download file" and ask to "save target as.." - not just left-click)
http://www.wikiupload.com/comment.php?id=64811

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 28th, 2007, 11:28 AM
:woohoo: Take the title in Tokyo Shahar! :yeah:

ZAK
Jan 28th, 2007, 10:20 PM
thanks for the videos from the Oz Open. Its unfortunate that they abbreviated her name PEE :lol:

Hopefully she and Tati will meet again in the Memphis finals!

shirgan
Jan 30th, 2007, 11:54 AM
Shahar lost her 1st round doubles match in Tokyo

Dushevina/Kirilenko def. Bartoli/Peer 6-3 6-1

In the singles draw Shahar is seeded 7th and will also play against Maria Kirilenko.
I hope it goes better than the doubles match did.

Good luck :)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 30th, 2007, 02:52 PM
she's gonna win it :bounce:

shirgan
Jan 31st, 2007, 10:03 AM
Shahar had her first loss to a lower ranked player in ages I think :sad:

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (7) Shahar Peer (ISR) 62 63

Meteor Shower
Jan 31st, 2007, 07:12 PM
Just like her first matches on Grass when she had some bad defeats.
She'll get over it :) go Shahar!

shirgan
Feb 1st, 2007, 03:56 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1106

Shahar quote:
"I really played badly today," said a dejected Peer, who served five double faults and won just 48% of points on her first delivery. "It happens sometimes, but Maria played very well. I had such a good start to the year, so this is very disappointing. I just have to be positive but I hate to lose."

shirgan
Feb 11th, 2007, 02:02 PM
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/outdoors/article/0,1426,MCA_470_5343970,00.html

Loaded fields create good problems for Racquet Club
By Phil Stukenborg
February 11, 2007

...
As excited as Winker is about Williams' first appearance in the Cellular South Cup, he's as intrigued, as a tennis fan, about No. 1 seed Shahar Peer of Israel.

Peer, 19, is ranked 15th in the world after reaching the quarterfinals of last month's Australian Open, where she lost to Venus' sister -- and eventual champion -- Serena.

Winker compared her appearance in Memphis to those of Maria Sharapova and Nicole Vaidisova, who were rising WTA Tour stars when they played the CSC.
...

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 11th, 2007, 06:34 PM
:bounce: One week left :yeah:

Andy.
Feb 20th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Shahar won her first round 64 63 over Emma Laine not a bad start at all. Good luck next round Shahar

shirgan
Feb 21st, 2007, 06:49 AM
a video report about Shahar at Memphis

(inside this link press "watch this video")
http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/content/sports/story.aspx?content_id=554345b8-1b39-41e8-a9ec-df1cd542bd18


Boy, do they love the army story!! but you can see her a bit in action as well.

shirgan
Feb 21st, 2007, 06:54 AM
quote from official Tueday WTA wrap:

"It is always hard to play a lefty but I played well enough in my first match here," Peer said afterwards. "I was happy to have a win today."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1169

Meteor Shower
Feb 21st, 2007, 12:39 PM
quote from official Tueday WTA wrap:

"It is always hard to play a lefty but I played well enough in my first match here," Peer said afterwards. "I was happy to have a win today."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1169

me and Shahar think alike :hearts:

thanks for the link, I'm watching the video right now :)

Willam
Feb 21st, 2007, 09:59 PM
Well i was a mind closed fan, just dmentieva and nalbandian but ive been opening my mind to new players and i really became a shahar fan since that match against serena.. today shes is playing with my countrywomen Sequera.. Lets predict result? 5-7 6-1 6-4 Peer

geri234
Feb 21st, 2007, 11:27 PM
Shahar overpowered Milagros Sequera 6-0 6-0.
3 aces to Shahar. 7 df to Milagros.

Next round against Bethanie Mattek. Good Luck:yeah:

Andy.
Feb 22nd, 2007, 01:03 AM
WOW what a beat down well done Shahar

shirgan
Feb 22nd, 2007, 04:11 AM
Shahar :eek: :) first double bagel victory of her carreer!

Jeronimo! :hug:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1166

"I attacked, played aggressively and was able to play at my own pace," Peer said. "Even though I started the match off with a double fault I served well; I didn't have another double fault the rest of the match."

Meteor Shower
Feb 22nd, 2007, 08:40 AM
You just knew she would say something about the DF, such a perfectionist :lol:
Congrats on the double bagel, although she had one in the israeli championships I believe,
the final of course.

Meteor Shower
Feb 22nd, 2007, 08:41 AM
Well i was a mind closed fan, just dmentieva and nalbandian but ive been opening my mind to new players and i really became a shahar fan since that match against serena.. today shes is playing with my countrywomen Sequera.. Lets predict result? 5-7 6-1 6-4 Peer

Welcome :wavey:
maybe you'll get the prediction next time, no one thought it will be double bagel :)

Meteor Shower
Feb 22nd, 2007, 10:48 PM
Top seed Shahar Peer served up a crushing 'double bagel' 6-0, 6-0 win over Venezuela's Milagros Sequera to reach the quarterfinals. The Israeli dropped just 11 points on her own serve. Ranked No. 17, Peer improved her 2007 record to 10-4 by reaching her fourth quarterfinal from five tournament outings this season. The Australian Open quarterfinalist will now attempt to reach her second semifinal of the season (Gold Coast, Australia).

"Today I started off with a double fault but after that I served pretty well," Peer said. "She likes to play at her own pace but I played aggressive and tried to rush her. And obviously when someone wins 6-0, 6-0 the other person has not played their best tennis.

"I had a very good off-season, including one of my hardest months ever with my new team, and I guess that it was worth it."

Shahar won 6-0 6-3 in the quarter final, and will play Meilen Tu (again!) in the semi final. Shahar won all previous meetings, good luck! :D

geri234
Feb 23rd, 2007, 05:52 AM
Shahar is into the semis after beating Bethanie Mattek 6-0 6-3.:bounce:

Meteor Shower
Feb 23rd, 2007, 07:30 AM
http://www.rmkchampionships.com/1/news/2007/thursday_women.asp

Top seed Shahar Peer breezed into the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-3 win over American Bethanie Mattek. The 19-year-old Israeli, who did not drop a game in her second-round win over Venezuela's Milagros Sequera, improved to 12-4 on the season. "I didn't expect that," Peer said of the scoreline. "I played unbelievable - much better than yesterday. In the second set she broke me in the first game and started to come to the net more, but I knew that eventually I would get my chance. I'm happy with the way I played. I served well and moved well. I did my job."

Peer, who is ranked No. 17 (near her career-high of No. 15), pushed eventual champion Serena Williams to 8-6 in the third set in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January.

Peer next meets American Meilen Tu, who advanced to her first semifinal of the season after crushing top seed Sofia Arvidsson 6-0, 6-2. Tu, whose lone WTA Tour title came in 2001 in Auckland, said that she was expecting a much closer match. "I thought I could win but I didn't expect that scoreline," Tu said. "She's a really good player. My objective was to make a lot of returns off her big first serve and then not let her control the points with her big ground strokes. Next up I play Shahar. I got my butt kicked the last time I played her, so I've got nothing to lose. I need to change my tactics a little."

:lol: :)

shirgan
Feb 23rd, 2007, 10:49 AM
"I played unbelievable - much better than yesterday.



yeah, I was :eek: when I read that.
I wish I could have seen both matches, to be able to understand what she was talking about.

but I guess Israeli TV will only show the final if at all...:rolleyes:

neospecialist
Feb 23rd, 2007, 01:42 PM
yeah, I was :eek: when I read that.
I wish I could have seen both matches, to be able to understand what she was talking about.

but I guess Israeli TV will only show the final if at all...:rolleyes:

You are lucky. There is no live coverage of this tournament on our local TV, not even the final.

Meteor Shower
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:30 PM
Shahar is into the final, and it will be live :woohoo:
can't wait.. go Shahar! probably against Venus :D

shirgan
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:59 PM
You are lucky. There is no live coverage of this tournament on our local TV, not even the final.
I think I read on GM that if Venus plays the final it will be broadcasted in the U.S. on the tennis channel.
so there's still hope ;)


Shahar! :D
Hope she puts up a good fight against Venus!!

geri234
Feb 23rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
from the Eurosport site:

Peer through to final Top seed Shahar Peer beat American Meilen Tu 6-4 7-5 in a marathon battle to reach the final of the Memphis International on Friday.

The Israeli needed just over two hours to claim victory, finally breaking Tu in the 12th game of the second set to reach her first final of the year.

She will play either seventh seed Venus Williams or 16-year-old Romanian qualifier Ioana Raluca Olaru in Saturday's final.

"I knew she was playing well in this tournament because she was beating players very easily," Peer said.
"There were many moments in the match where I was just clapping as she was hitting winners from anywhere.
"I served well on the important points and I just kept fighting."
Peer, who reached the quarter-finals at last month's Australian Open, had won all three of her previous meetings with Tu -- dropping just three games in their most recent encounter -- and had romped through to the last four here for the loss of just 10 games.

World number 70 Tu, who had also not dropped a set on her way to the semi-finals, put up a huge fight and never allowed Peer to get away.

After a first set that contained five breaks of serve, Peer edged it and then came through an epic service game at 1-1 in the second set, saving two break points.

Tu saved nine break points in all, including five in the sixth game, and games went with serve until 6-5 when the Israeli snatched the break to clinch victory.

geri234
Feb 24th, 2007, 09:36 AM
The final will be broadcasted only in 'Sport5+':sad: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Meteor Shower
Feb 24th, 2007, 10:16 AM
The final will be broadcasted only in 'Sport5+':sad: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

pfffffff :mad: :fiery: :fiery:

shirgan
Feb 24th, 2007, 12:11 PM
More details on Shahar's match against Meilen Tu

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/other_sports/article/0,1426,MCA_1757_5375232,00.html

apparently she went to see Elvis Presley's Graceland after the match lol

As for Peer, she actually showed up 10 minutes early for her postmatch interview so she could get an early start on her trip to Graceland. She was asked if she was a big Elvis Presley fan.

"No," she said, "but it's just something you have to see."

geri234
Feb 25th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Shahar lost to Venus in the final 6-1 6-1:eek: :speakles: :awww: :help: :tape:
Venus played amazingly well.:sport:

neospecialist
Feb 25th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Shahar lost to Venus in the final 6-1 6-1:eek: :speakles: :awww: :help: :tape:
Venus played amazingly well.:sport:

The final score was still an embarrasement for Shahar. She needs to work harder on her service game and add some diversity to her ground game.

shirgan
Feb 26th, 2007, 08:54 AM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894518976&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Venus runs rings around Pe'er
By ALLON SINAI

The Williams sisters' dominance over Shahar Pe'er continued on Saturday when older sibling Venus crushed the 19-year-old Israeli 6-1, 6-1, in the final of the Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Despite the loss, Pe'er will climb to No. 16 in the world when the new rankings are published on Monday and will gain plenty of confidence from what was on the whole a successful week at the $175,000 Tier III event.

Pe'er was hoping to get the better of a Williams sister for the first time in her career on Sunday, but ended up only extending her losing streak to the Americans to three matches. The Israeli suffered a heartbreaking defeat to younger sister Serena in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January and also lost to her in the 2005 Miami tournament.

"It was a very, very good week except for the final," Pe'er said. "The rest of the rounds were good, but this is the first time I have lost in a final, so it's not the nicest feeling. Venus is very experienced and she was focused from the first game today. Against players like her, I can't afford to start slowly."

Pe'er, who had a perfect record in WTA finals prior to Sunday, having won Pattaya City, Prague and Istanbul last year, will remain in North America and spend the next 10 days in Palm Springs training with coach Jose Higueres. She will return to the tour at the Tier I event in Indian Wells, California, that begins on March 7 and will continue to Miami for another Tier I tournament that kicks off on March 19.

The 26-year-old Williams (54), who missed most of the last eight months with a left wrist injury, claimed the first break of serve in the second game of the final and cruised for the remainder of the contest. Williams never faced a break point throughout the match and only lost a total of nine points on her serve.

Pe'er got on the board in the fourth game of the first set when she held her serve after saving two break points, but the American took the subsequent three games to win the first set with ease.

Pe'er held her serve for the second time in the match in the first game of the second set, but that proved to be no more than a blip in an almost perfect day for the former world No. 1, who reeled off the next six games to claim her 34th career title.

"I felt confident. I like a challenge. It was a wonderful match as she is a great player," said Williams, who prior to the Memphis tournament hadn't played professional tennis since October. "I had to make the most of the opportunities she gave me. I was clear about what I needed to do and how to execute. It's about errors for me.

"Today, I didn't make too many errors. When my opponents benefit from my largesse, it gets harder for me. A lot of the errors in my early matches came from a lack of footwork. Today, I knew I had to do more and that paid off huge."

Pe'er admitted to shedding some tears after Sunday's defeat, but acknowledged nevertheless that the better player won the final. "I didn't start out well and she just began gaining confidence," the Israeli said. "I didn't see her play like this the whole week. She just made so many winners and I made a lot of unforced errors. I wasn't playing well and she was and that's why I lost so easily."

Lisbeth
Feb 28th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Disappointing final but it's a great effort to make any final :yeah:

Playing great players like an in-form Venus is the only way for someone as good as Shahar to really take it to the next level so lets hope she regroups, learns something from the match and comes back even stronger :)

FlushingMeadows
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:45 PM
At Indian Wells:

Shahar is seeded #11 and will get a 1st round bye. In the 2nd round, she will play the winner of Karolina Sprem vs. Tiantian Sun.

dulkogii
Mar 7th, 2007, 02:54 AM
1)Raymond(USA)/Stosur(AUS)
Azarenka(BLR)/Chakvetadze(RUS)

Fedak(UKR)/Kudryavtseva(RUS)
Gullickson(USA)/Stewart(AUS)

Laine(FIN)/Uhlirova(CZE)
Dominguez Lino(ESP)/Pennetta(ITA)

Bremond(FRA)/Sugiyama(JPN)
(8)King(USA)/Peer(ISR)

(3)Ruano Pascual(ESP)/Suarez(ARG)
Navratilova(CZE)/Sromova(CZE)

Safina(RUS)/Vaidisova(CZE)
Loit(FRA)/Pratt(AUS)

Gajdosova(SVK)/Morigami(JPN)
Bondarenko(UKR)/Bondarenko(UKR)

Hradeka(CZE)/Voracova(CZE)
(7)Husarova(SVK)/Shaughnessy(USA)

(6)Likhovtseva(RUS)/Medina Garrigues(ESP)
Molik(AUS)/Petrova(RUS)

Morariu(USA)/Wozniacki(DEN) WC
Jankovic(SRB)/Mattek(USA)

Craybas(USA)/Jidkova(RUS)
Garbin(ITA)/Krajicek(NED)

Bartoli(FRA)/Tu(USA)
(4)Dechy(FRA)/Zvonareva(RUS)

(5)Chan(TPE)/Chuang(TPE)
Harkleroad(USA)/Voskoboeva(RUS)

Ehritt-Vanc(ROM)/Rodionova(RUS)
Benesova(CZE)/Zahlavova Strycova(CZE)

Schiavone(ITA)/Vinci(ITA)
Camerin(ITA)/Dulko(ARG)

Peng(CHN)/Sun(CHN)
(2)Yan(CHN)/Zheng(CHN)

Neptune
Mar 11th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Shahar got an easy win over Sun.Now, it's Safarova, a tricky opponent to come.

I really feel she can beat her in two sets.Go Peer!

Meteor Shower
Mar 11th, 2007, 03:17 PM
Good luck vs. Lucie :) :D

Meteor Shower
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Shahar won against Lucie 6-3 1-6 6-4!

Good luck vs. Anna C or Kirilenko :) :D

dulkogii
Mar 12th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Good luck Peer!

FlushingMeadows
Mar 14th, 2007, 04:09 AM
11) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (8) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 64 76(2)


I had mixed feelings about this match as I am definitely an Anna fan too. She and Shahar both have a certain tenacity on the court. This is a great win for Shahar against a tough adversary. Next up ... Hantuchova.

shirgan
Mar 14th, 2007, 08:23 AM
Good luck :)

Neptune
Mar 14th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Peer in the quarters.What a great new.:worship:

Makkabi
Mar 14th, 2007, 11:54 AM
will the match b on sport tv?

iguales78
Mar 14th, 2007, 01:18 PM
It hasn't been announced yet :(

neospecialist
Mar 14th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Interview with Shahar
Pacific Life Open: Shahar Peer, March 13, 2007
PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

March 13, 2007

Shahar Peer

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. Can you talk a little bit about the match today. Seemed surprisingly routine for you.
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I mean, it was really tough match. Anna is a tough player. I played her already three times, once at juniors and two times in the women's tour. She's a tough player. She's everywhere, and she -- every point she's in the match, and one of the tough -- a tough match. It was very warm outside.
But I think I did the best thing in the best moment, you know. At the tiebreaker, I was going for my serves. The second set, we had hard time to keep our serves, and we always broke to each other except three times. I think on the right moments I went for my shots and that's why I won.

Q. Do you think training out here kind of helped you deal with the heat today?
SHAHAR PEER: No, actually -- I mean, I've trained here, but I never trained -- I trained very early in the morning or like at 2:00 o'clock or 3:00 o'clock, but I've never been so hot. Except last year, I was here actually in July, which was very warm. I was here for five, six days, but it was last year. But coming from a country which is very hot, too, so maybe my body is okay.
But for everybody it's tough. I was feeling, after the first set, if I will keep running like that and it will be third set, I would be dead. I didn't know. But I was just fighting for the second set and I start to feel better and better.

Q. Daniela or Martina next up. Could you comment, please.
SHAHAR PEER: Both of them are very good players. Of course I played Martina last year in French Open and was tough match. I lost against her. And Daniela, I played two years ago in Wimbledon, so it was long time ago. But they had tough match last time in Dubai, Doha, one of the tournaments. I don't know. Depends who's gonna win, but of course I'm expecting for a tough match.

Q. A few other regions in the world where desert has been transformed so markedly, here in the Coachella Valley and Israel. Is that striking to you in some way, and do you see any similarity in the desert climate?
SHAHAR PEER: Like I said, I mean, I'm coming from warm country. I don't know if it -- if that's what your question, if it helps me, the conditions here?

Q. No, just does it strike you how the desert has been transformed in the same way --
SHAHAR PEER: I don't understand the question.
THE MODERATOR: You know how there's like a town here in the desert, so Palm Springs is in the desert, and then he's saying in Israel, they've done the same thing, they've built towns in the desert. Is that what you're saying, Jerry?

Q. Yes.
THE MODERATOR: Is it the same? Does it look the same?
SHAHAR PEER: Not really. More in the north, of course. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is not like that, but more in the north is very, it's similar to here. But I live in the center of Israel.

Q. Did you take notes today of Maria's match out in center court?
SHAHAR PEER: I haven't watched the match, but I heard there the result when she lost when I was in my match.

Q. All right.
SHAHAR PEER: I don't know. I didn't see the match, so...

Q. When during your match did you find out about Maria?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, during my match I heard the -- I always hear scores from other matches, so...

Q. But with that result, does it feel like this tournament is kind of opening up a little bit and becoming an opportunity?
SHAHAR PEER: Of course, Maria, she's No. 1 in the world. You can say it opens up the draw. But she's good player. She was top 10, and now she's coming back. She's a tough player, and actually, I'm not facing her yet, so I'm not in this side of the draw. I have my own opponent and I have to think about my side.

Q. It's been said that your training in the Israeli Army was important, that there would be no better way to learn discipline than doing that. Could you talk a little bit about your time in the army?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, but the army didn't give me -- I didn't learn to be disciplined, all those things. I mean, I was two and a half weeks in the basic training, but it didn't teach me. I had a Russian coach when I was young for six years who teach me all the -- to go to sleep early, to come 15 minutes before the practice for warm-ups.
So the army is different. Of course I had a good time in the basic training, and now I just do my duties for two years now.

Q. So the army wasn't too bad? It was pretty easy after all the training you have with your coach?
SHAHAR PEER: It's different. The boys, they do the hard work, and some of the girls. It depends which direction you go. So I'm not the one who is all day outside and doing the training. I'm in the office, so I had a different basic training than other people.

Q. Do you know much about when Jose won this tournament or has he mentioned that to you at all?
SHAHAR PEER: I know he won the tournament, but --

Q. He never told you anything about it or him winning it or anything like that?
SHAHAR PEER: No. And we talk a lot, but I don't know, no.

Q. I noticed in the match, it seemed like Chakvetadze was having trouble with some of the sort of loopier balls. Did you pick up on that, as well? Did that figure into your game plan at all?
SHAHAR PEER: I'm kind of player who change always the pace. I never play in one pace, so I guess every match I change also against every player. And, of course, it's hard to deal with the different pace. So I know like for Anna, she likes to hit the ball; she likes to take your pace out. So, I mean, if you hit to her hard, she likes it, so I had to mix it a little bit.

Q. You're the only player from Israel on the women's tour --
SHAHAR PEER: No.

Q. Well, you know, prominent one. You see so many other countries that have got a few players and tend to stay together. How do you find it? Do you find it difficult on the tour? Do you feel any pressure because you're the most prominent one from there to be producing results?
SHAHAR PEER: Like I said, I'm not the only one, and, of course, we have the men's also playing, Andy and John, the top players in doubles. I always said, I don't feel pressure. I feel the people in Israel give me a lot of support and they don't put any pressure on me. I know I'm young and they expecting for a lot of good results, but I'm doing my job. I started good this year and just enjoying being on court and practice and go on court and play the matches. So I feel no pressure.

Q. What really caused you to feel the result or forced you to make a breakthrough? It's been over the last year or so you've taken the stride, the step up in the ranking and started to produce the results. What do you suggest was the breakthrough for your turnaround?
SHAHAR PEER: I think -- I mean, it's only my third year on the tour, so last year, I finish -- I mean, this year I finished -- 2006, I finished 20, 2005, I finished 45, and the year before I finish almost 200. So I'm going step by step. I was never jumping from 200 to No. 1 in the world. I always went, since I'm young, step by step, and I think I'm just doing the right things. I'm never in a rush.
A lot of girls, they go at age 16 already in top 20. I mean, everybody in her own pace, and I just think my new coaches, I mean, I change everything. I change my tennis, my fitness coach, also with Jose I started. It's all working well and I'm happy.

Q. So do you think it was important for you to take that gradual step out of juniors? One of the two or three best juniors in the world, and then gradually working your way through, do you think that's grounded you?
SHAHAR PEER: I didn't understand.

Q. Do you think that's what's kept your feet on the ground, rather than, like you say, from 200 to 1 in the ranking?
SHAHAR PEER: I wish I could go from 200 to 1, but I guess my tennis is not good enough. No, really. I cannot say I can be No. 1. I'm not good enough. I played against Henin, I played Sharapova, I played against Clijsters. I think Henin and Clijsters are much better than me still. So, I mean, there is no reason that I would be No. 1, but I do -- I am top 20 and I'm reaching slowly, slowly. I'm starting to get closer to the top 10. So I just have to keep on and practice on my things and I'm playing good.

Q. Is the top 10 your main focus right now?
SHAHAR PEER: No. I mean, they ask me a lot this question in Israel. They always ask, When you gonna get to top 10. I say, It's a nice question, but it's so much points difference between me and the top 10. I have to do very good in big tournaments, which I'm starting to do better and better. And I to play good in the Tier I's and grand slams and then maybe I will get into the top 10.

Q. Best thing about Jose as a coach, the single best thing about him? He's a tremendous tennis mind and coaching talent, but what is the best thing about him?
SHAHAR PEER: I don't know. It's hard to say. I think he's teaching how to play more tennis, you know. Everybody play, but he teach more how to play the game. I mean, it's a little bit difference from what I learn before, I mean, the tips and everything. And I think we have a good (indiscernible). We just doing good on the court and he's good with my coach who's struggling with me and everything is going well.

Q. Specifically what is the best quality, best thing about traveling the tour as an Israeli, what is the best thing?
SHAHAR PEER: To what sorry?

Q. What is the best thing about traveling the tour as an Israeli, coming from Israel, the best thing?
SHAHAR PEER: I don't think there is any best thing as coming from Israel. I mean, I don't see any difference between me or somebody from Spain or U.S. I don't know.

Q. While you have been working with Jose, have you met a young girl that Jose is also coaching named Coco Vandeweghe?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah.

Q. What do you think of her potential? Have you hit with her?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I've been hitting with her.

Q. What do you think of her?
SHAHAR PEER: She's a good player. I mean, she's a big, tall girl, and very talented. But, of course, she has a lot to work on. I mean, I'm not a coach, but she was playing here in the tournament, and I mean she prequalified from the -- she got into the qualifying and almost won her first round.
But I mean, it's Jose's job to do what he has to do with her, but she's doing well. I mean, she's practicing hard and that's what's important.

Q. What part of your game do you have to improve the most to jump up a few positions on the ranking?
SHAHAR PEER: I think everybody together, you know. I'm trying to be more aggressive, which is working. I always been fighting on the courts and moving well, so, like I said, to be more aggressive, to keep improving my serve, which I'm improving and it's getting better, and I think this is the two most important things. To also have more variety in my game.

Q. Did you get much support or funding from the ITF to develop?
SHAHAR PEER: From ITF?

Q. Mm-hmm, as a junior, I'm talking as a junior. No?
SHAHAR PEER: Not at all.

Q. You know, the media has focused a lot on you being from Israel. Do you feel that the media makes too much of your nationality, you know, as you were saying, like whether you're from Spain or U.S.A.? Doesn't matter when you're on tour? Do you think the media makes too much of it?
SHAHAR PEER: No, because, you know, they're looking for nice stories, and no one on the tour have been in the army except me, Anna and CP (phonetic), which we are the only ones from Israel. So, of course, they look for those nice things, and, I mean, that's the job of the media, to find the nice stories, interesting things.

Q. What is the your rank in the Israeli Army or what was your rank?
SHAHAR PEER: I don't know what.

Q. Like corporal, PFC?
SHAHAR PEER: Just normal.

Q. What are you?
SHAHAR PEER: Just the lowest thing, I don't know. Because everybody was doing the two years. After a few month, eight month, it gets -- I don't know how to explain.
THE MODERATOR: Promoted.

Q. So you had no ranking in the Israeli Army?
SHAHAR PEER: Just normal.

Q. Private?
THE MODERATOR: Very private. Thank you very much.
SHAHAR PEER: Thank you.

End of FastScripts

geri234
Mar 16th, 2007, 09:24 AM
Shahar lost to Hantuchova 2-6 7-5 6-7(5) in the QF
She also lost in the Doubles QF wit King 0-6 2-6 to Raymond/Stosur.

Makkabi
Mar 16th, 2007, 09:32 AM
whats wrong wiv shahar? im so disappointed wiv her... not cool! -_-

shirgan
Mar 16th, 2007, 10:28 AM
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=18352

transcript of her press conference afterwards:

PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

March 14, 2007

Shahar Peer

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Shahar, please.

Q. What are the adjustments you made from the first set to the second?
SHAHAR PEER: I think first set was very bad. I didn't -- I don't know how many percentage of first serve I had, but it was very little. And she took -- she was dictating from the first ball of the point, each point, and I was just putting maybe a little bit more first serves, trying to make her move a little bit and tried to take control of the point.

Q. When she was serving for the match in the third set, you were able to break her. At that point, did you think you had the momentum of the match?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, kind of. I mean, and after I won the 5-all to 6-5, for me, because I did feel she was a little bit shaking, I felt, and I was playing better, but she was serving very well at 6-5. I mean, the whole match she was serving unbelievable, and especially in the tiebreak. She have -- she put so many first serves, so it was hard to break her every time.

Q. And then, what, you were up 5-3 in the tiebreaker and then she kind of took control. From your perspective, kind of what happened there in those final four points in the match?
SHAHAR PEER: So 5-3 was good point. I mean, I missed my backhand, which was stupid. But 5-4, she served two first serve, like, I don't know, at 5-4, somebody told me it was good, my forehand that they called out. So I have to see on the tape.
But she was serving first two first serves, and these two points, and at 6-5, I was just pushing the ball actually after I hit a good serve. So I was just pushing my forehand after.

Q. What's your assessment of your performance here this week in the tournament?
SHAHAR PEER: What is what, sorry?

Q. Your assessment of your play this week at the tournament.
SHAHAR PEER: I mean, I had had a good tournament. I mean, three good players, especially the last two rounds, and almost got through the semifinals. So I have to look at the good part of it. I mean, I was playing well. Next time I will learn from this match and hope to pass the quarter final.

Q. Please tell me a little bit more about your working relationship with Jose Higueras, fantastic player once upon a time, great coach, brought lots of champions up. Do you visit him at the Palm Springs home? Do you hit there? Did you meet the family?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I meet him last year in -- after Amelia Island, and since then, I'm working with him. Now it's more intensive. I come here more. I did like the preseason here, and I came before the U.S. Open Series, and after the U.S. Open, I came here a week before the tournament and I tried to come as much as I can.

Q. Do you like it in Palm Springs?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I mean it's nice. It's good weather and everything is very relaxed, which is different for me from Israel.

Q. Did he shows you the horses?
SHAHAR PEER: Sorry?

Q. He goes and rides the horses, did you?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I saw, I saw his --

Q. You met whole family, his wife?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah.

Q. -- daughter of the legendary mayor of Palm Springs?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, I met the mayor, yeah.

Q. Did you like the guy?
SHAHAR PEER: Yeah, he's very special. I was impressed of him. He's very intelligent. We couldn't believe he's that old. He doesn't look like and he doesn't act like. He's very smart man.
THE MODERATOR: Thank you very much.

Neptune
Mar 18th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Good luck in Miami.:hug:

shirgan
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:53 AM
again Shahar loses to the eventual champion of the tournament.
That makes it easier to swallow maybe

Meteor Shower
Mar 19th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Good luck in Miami Shahar.. draw will be out soon :)

Can we people post more?
I'm sick of seeing "Venus runs rings around Pe'er" in bold every time I open the thread :mad:

shirgan
Mar 20th, 2007, 07:27 AM
Good luck in Miami Shahar.. draw will be out soon :)

Can we people post more?
I'm sick of seeing "Venus runs rings around Pe'er" in bold every time I open the thread :mad:
I actually think that for every tournament she enters there should be a separate thread.. not everything in one single thread, otherwise what's the point of having an entire forum for her? :shrug:


This is how it is done for Anna in her forum...

Meteor Shower
Mar 20th, 2007, 07:56 AM
I don't mind.. :)

although we have been doing it up until now and there were plenty of other threads to open.. questions, articles, etc.

But sure, lets try it and open a new one for Miami.

Meteor Shower
Mar 20th, 2007, 07:58 AM
^ Oh, The Miami draw is out, I'll post now.

Hant11
Mar 24th, 2007, 03:46 AM
interview shahar Peer before miami

http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=K801OI1G
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1j09n_interview-shahar-peer-miami-2007

Meteor Shower
Mar 24th, 2007, 11:54 AM
interview shahar Peer before miami

http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=K801OI1G
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1j09n_interview-shahar-peer-miami-2007

Great video :bounce: thanks :yeah:
Shahar is handling herself with the media very well :)

Meteor Shower
Mar 24th, 2007, 11:55 AM
New page. :)

shirgan
Mar 24th, 2007, 09:05 PM
interview shahar Peer before miami

http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=K801OI1G
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1j09n_interview-shahar-peer-miami-2007
Thanks :)

I think Shahar is obssesing about her serves too much
it's not the first time she gives an interview and evaluates her performance based on the serve issue alone.

neospecialist
Mar 24th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Thanks :)

I think Shahar is obssesing about her serves too much
it's not the first time she gives an interview and evaluates her performance based on the serve issue alone.

It is her biggest weakness. I think this shows that she is acutely aware of this and hopefully spending a great deal of time trying to improve that part of her game

Meteor Shower
Mar 24th, 2007, 09:30 PM
I don't know much about serve techniques but still, her serve seems too strange for me, lots of slice of it, too much I would say.

shirgan
Mar 27th, 2007, 08:36 AM
According to this report Shahar is supposed to be promoted soon in the army from private to corporal -
No special reason just a matter of Pazam of course ;)

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-spsonyupdate27mar27,0,142797.story?coll=sfla-sports-headlines

She might be the first army corporal to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament. Shahar Peer, who is on leave from her active duty job in the Israeli army, will have two stripes waiting for her when she gets home after this tournament (Miami).

FlushingMeadows
Mar 28th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Singles - Quarterfinals
(14) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (24) Tathiana Garbin (ITA) 60 63



Great Job, Shahar!

neospecialist
Apr 7th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Shahar is seeded fifth at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston,SC. Good chance to meet Serena again in the SF's.

Meteor Shower
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Good luck. :D

Did anyone went to the Davis Cup tie? how was it?

shirgan
Apr 8th, 2007, 06:12 AM
Forgot to write here that Shahar officially passed the 1 million dollar career prize money mark :)

congrats :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Apr 11th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Shahar lost in the first round of Charlston. :(

On to the next turnament. :D

Tenisci
Apr 15th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Shahar is not playing in Istanbul. Someone from here said she would play here :sad:

Meteor Shower
Apr 26th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Hope fed cup will give Shahar the boost of confidence like last year :)
Seems like quite a while until Shahar's next turnament.

shirgan
Apr 28th, 2007, 08:26 AM
Hope fed cup will give Shahar the boost of confidence like last year :)
Seems like quite a while until Shahar's next turnament.
Shahar is participating in the tennis festival in Israel on May 1-2, along with AndYoni and Patty Schnyder

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=296071

Meteor Shower
May 6th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Shahar in her first European red clay event in Berlin.

Draw:
Kuzntsova-bye
Bammer-Q
Daniilidou-Mueller
Groenefeld-Peer

Dementieva-Santangelo
Shaughnessy-Garbin
Lisicki-Bremond
bye-Petrova

Kick ass Shahar. :D

Demska
May 7th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Good news as Shahar def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld 61 62.

Meteor Shower
May 7th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Nice serve stats and no rain delay. :D
The rain is horrible, I think Shahar will have plenty of rest until her next match.

shirgan
May 8th, 2007, 09:19 AM
From the official monday wrap:

Peer has had a wonderful year to date - seeing her rise to a career high ranking of No.15 - and was striking the ball extremely well considering the testing conditions. Groenefeld had no answer to her opponent's crisp groundstrokes and after just 75-minutes the Israeli strolled over the finishing-line, to claim her 23rd singles victory of the year.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1321

Meteor Shower
May 9th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Shahar lost against Muller.

two pathethic losts, maybe she is not as good as a clay player as we make her? I don't know.. I never saw a slump coming on the clay.

Meteor Shower
May 9th, 2007, 03:22 PM
^ This seemed a bit too pessamistic when I re-read it.
Of course no matter happens, I still support her and I believe she can own in Rome (remember the 1RD LOSS - WIN - 1RD LOSS - WIN 1RD LOSS PERIOD?). :D

Meteor Shower
May 10th, 2007, 09:23 AM
report from end of the match:

saw the end of Muller v Peer ... I was obviously cheering with the rest of the big crowd for Muller since Peer is one of my least faves ... both played like human backboards ... you could cut the tension during the 2s tiebreak with a knife ... the whole stadium let out signs of relief when Peer's shots went out (everybody shouted out ´Aus`)

I know its the end of the match, but I don't get it. She was so agressive on clay last year hitting super shots and seems like the same against ALG and here seems like she going into defence mode. why? hope she and her coach sorts things out.

A Magicman
May 11th, 2007, 11:54 AM
I have a question.

I've been at the match and Shachar always shouted "Dima" after she made direct points.


What does that mean? Is it a short version of "Kadima" - so "Come on" or "Let's go"?

Very cool is the fact that her coach declared this game a war. :lol: He said something to her with "Milchama".

Meteor Shower
May 11th, 2007, 12:31 PM
yep its a shorter version of "Kadima", or she probably just said the Ka very fast.
we use "Milchama" alot here in sports, meaning 'fight, don't give up' :)
Shahar is pretty good at it ;)

can you give a report about the match? was it just a bad day? :sad:

A Magicman
May 11th, 2007, 01:50 PM
I just got there after the first set was over. After travelling 3 hrs by car and watching Henin - Malek instantly when getting onto the ground, we were all pretty hungry and had to get somme food. ;)

Both girls were grinding it very deeply, there were long rallies, many topspin duells, moaning, "Dima" and "Komm jetzt" on both sides. Clay court tennis at its best.

Martina fought like a terrier as she found out she had a chance against the huge favorite Shachar.

Shachar appeared weaker in her shots as I witnessed on TV before, she wasn't much better than Martina, though from time to time, all spectators got a glance of what she can really do. It was just not her day, I think.

If she had won the 2nd set, which was like a mind game getting towards the end, she would have won the match. I believe, maintaining this this mental strenght cost a lot of power for Martina.

During the second set, shachar also had a bad fall, when she ran backwards to reach an extreme top spin shot by Muller and crashed into the chair of one of the linesman.... but that dind't seem to influence her following game.

All in all, I think that Martina earned this victory, but Shachar nevertheless in the one with perspectives on reaching the Top10. It just takes a little more aggressiveness and action from her side. I dind't see her match against Anna-Lena, but I can't believe that she was as passive and waiting in that 1st round match.

Give her 2 years, folks and Israel has its first Top10-player. :)

ronim1
May 12th, 2007, 08:19 AM
I just got there after the first set was over. After travelling 3 hrs by car and watching Henin - Malek instantly when getting onto the ground, we were all pretty hungry and had to get somme food. ;)

Both girls were grinding it very deeply, there were long rallies, many topspin duells, moaning, "Dima" and "Komm jetzt" on both sides. Clay court tennis at its best.

Martina fought like a terrier as she found out she had a chance against the huge favorite Shachar.

Shachar appeared weaker in her shots as I witnessed on TV before, she wasn't much better than Martina, though from time to time, all spectators got a glance of what she can really do. It was just not her day, I think.

If she had won the 2nd set, which was like a mind game getting towards the end, she would have won the match. I believe, maintaining this this mental strenght cost a lot of power for Martina.

During the second set, shachar also had a bad fall, when she ran backwards to reach an extreme top spin shot by Muller and crashed into the chair of one of the linesman.... but that dind't seem to influence her following game.

All in all, I think that Martina earned this victory, but Shachar nevertheless in the one with perspectives on reaching the Top10. It just takes a little more aggressiveness and action from her side. I dind't see her match against Anna-Lena, but I can't believe that she was as passive and waiting in that 1st round match.

Give her 2 years, folks and Israel has its first Top10-player. :)

Thanks for your info and thoughts

:wavey:

Meteor Shower
May 12th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Thanks, I couldn't have asked for a better report. :wavey:

nouf
May 12th, 2007, 01:37 PM
reportage shaar peer in equipe magazine (french newspaper)


http://img24.imagevenue.com/loc757/th_73256_peer1_122_757lo.jpg (http://img24.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73256_peer1_122_757lo.jpg)http://img31.imagevenue.com/loc763/th_73262_peer2_122_763lo.jpg (http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73262_peer2_122_763lo.jpg) http://img180.imagevenue.com/loc421/th_73840_peer5_122_421lo.jpg (http://img180.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73840_peer5_122_421lo.jpg)http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc339/th_73270_peer3_122_339lo.jpg (http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73270_peer3_122_339lo.jpg)http://img159.imagevenue.com/loc1087/th_73272_peer4_122_1087lo.jpg (http://img159.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73272_peer4_122_1087lo.jpg)

Meteor Shower
May 12th, 2007, 04:40 PM
Shahar with tough draw at Rome.
Its all depend all her really, if she is in good form I believe she can even beat Serena, if not she will lose to Radwanska 1RD.

Makkabi
May 12th, 2007, 05:24 PM
reportage shaar peer in equipe magazine (french newspaper)


http://img24.imagevenue.com/loc757/th_73256_peer1_122_757lo.jpg (http://img24.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73256_peer1_122_757lo.jpg)http://img31.imagevenue.com/loc763/th_73262_peer2_122_763lo.jpg (http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73262_peer2_122_763lo.jpg) http://img180.imagevenue.com/loc421/th_73840_peer5_122_421lo.jpg (http://img180.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73840_peer5_122_421lo.jpg)http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc339/th_73270_peer3_122_339lo.jpg (http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73270_peer3_122_339lo.jpg)http://img159.imagevenue.com/loc1087/th_73272_peer4_122_1087lo.jpg (http://img159.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=73272_peer4_122_1087lo.jpg)


Thanks!!! Nice pics :)!!!

Meteor Shower
May 14th, 2007, 07:09 PM
1RD def. Radwanska 6-0 2-0 ret.
2RD vs. Sugyiama

geri234
May 16th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Shahar beat Sugiyama 6-0 6-2 !:bounce:

Next up: Serena Williams!!

Meteor Shower
May 16th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Good luck Shahar :)
Hope to watch it on eurosport :scared:

oooo86
May 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
why isn't she defending her title in istnbul?? she will lose a lot of points.....

shirgan
May 17th, 2007, 06:25 AM
She has to beat Serena this time...

shirgan
May 17th, 2007, 06:27 AM
why isn't she defending her title in istnbul?? she will lose a lot of points.....
she's participating in higher tier competitions, where she can get a lot of points playing less, but unfortunately she lost last week so...

shirgan
May 17th, 2007, 10:17 AM
some quotes:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/860495.html

about the match against Sugyiama: "I played well," said the 11th-seeded Israeli. "I cam back from 40-15 down in the opening game, and that gave me a lot of confidence,"

About the match against Serena: "Everyone knows that Serena is a great player. I have never played against her on clay. It will be a tough game, but I will give everything I have on the court," Peer said.

ronim1
May 17th, 2007, 05:06 PM
:mad:
Well she lost again.

Maybe next time.
:angel:

Meteor Shower
May 17th, 2007, 05:31 PM
nice fight in the end :angel:
but shahar was a bit dissappointing today :(

oh well, on to the roland garros! please do well!

ronim1
May 18th, 2007, 12:08 PM
nice fight in the end :angel:
but shahar was a bit dissappointing today :(

oh well, on to the roland garros! please do well!

:yeah:

Meteor Shower
May 26th, 2007, 10:02 AM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/

look at "Peer in Paris" in the right side at the bottom of the page

:D

shrOOf
May 26th, 2007, 02:12 PM
Good luck in Paris Shahar :)

dulkogii
May 27th, 2007, 11:04 PM
(1) Raymond/Stosur vs. Birnerova/Mirza
Craybas/Shvedova vs. Daniilidou/Woehr
Azarenka/Chakvetadze vs. Jans/Rosolska
Szavay/Uhlirova vs. (13) Garbin/Tu

(12) King/Kostanic Tosic vs. Gagliardi/Schiavone
Parmentier/Sanchez vs. Nakamura/Tanasugarn
Haring/Huck vs. Sun/Sun
Dechy/Mauresmo vs. (8) Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual

(4) Peschke/Stubbs vs. Coin/Pichet
Paszek/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Grandin/Granville
Muller/Navratilova vs. Harkleroad/Koryttseva
Morariu/Schnyder vs. (16) Camerin/Dulko

(11) Peer/Safina vs. Pennetta/Vinci
Ivanovic/Kirilenko vs. Jankovic/Li
Foretz/Pin vs. Cornet/Fedossova
Hradecka/Voracova vs. (7) Srebotnik/Sugiyama

(5) Chan/Chuang vs. Benesova/Voskoboeva
Bychkova/Obziler vs. Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja
Johansson/Sfar vs. Rezai/Vakulenko
Gajdosova/Morigami vs. (9) Likhovtseva/Vesnina

(14) Kuznetsova/Petrova vs. Molik/Santangelo
Mattek/Stewart vs. Ehritt-Vanc/Rodionova
Bremond/Cohen-Aloro vs. Hsieh/Perry
Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez vs. (3) Yan/Zheng

(6) Groenefeld/Suarez vs. Krajicek/Radwanska A
Kloesel/Razzano vs. Kudryavtseva/Laine
Cetkovsa/Safarova vs. Bondarenko/Bondarenko
Bammer/Schruff vs. (10) Husarova/Shaughnessy

(15) Dushevina/Perebiynis vs. Bartoli/Sequera
Lefevre/Vedy vs. Fedak/Kanepi
Poutchkova/Wozniak vs. Bardina/Poutchek
Loit/Pratt vs. (2) Black/Huber

shirgan
May 31st, 2007, 11:39 AM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/

look at "Peer in Paris" in the right side at the bottom of the page

:D
nice :)

Thanks

shirgan
May 31st, 2007, 11:44 AM
Shahar won her first round match against Kaia Kanepi 6-1 6-3
today she plays Edina Gallovits (ROU) in the second round

Also, in doubles she will cooperate with Dinara Safina and their first match will be today:

Shahar Peer/Dinara Safina (ISR/RUS)[11] vs. Flavia Pennetta/Roberta Vinci (ITA)

Meteor Shower
May 31st, 2007, 05:35 PM
Shahar def. Edina 6-4 6-1 :D

Down 4-5* at the doubles. :(

kadima!

dulkogii
May 31st, 2007, 11:51 PM
ochhs! good luck in singles :(:(

shirgan
Jun 1st, 2007, 01:02 AM
Shahar & Dinara won the doubles match

Shahar Peer/Dinara Safina (ISR/RUS)[11] def Flavia Pennetta/Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-6(3) 7-6(6) :eek:

Iceland
Jun 1st, 2007, 07:30 AM
Keep going Shahar :yeah: !
Her next match agaisnt Kata should be ok for her.

ronim1
Jun 2nd, 2007, 08:07 AM
Keep going Shahar :yeah: !
Her next match agaisnt Kata should be ok for her.

I quite agree...

Meteor Shower
Jun 3rd, 2007, 02:45 PM
Shahar lost to kuzzie. :( :sad:
but good turnament considering the not amazing form :kiss:

neospecialist
Jun 5th, 2007, 03:37 AM
Interesting analysis about Shahar follows:












It's also about ability

By Shlomo Tzoref

Svetlana Kuznetsova was very nervous yesterday. After losing her previous two encounters to Shahar Peer, the Russian was worried she'd again find herself outside a Grand Slam tournament. It was clear to everyone. Peer made 16 unforced errors, while the pressure on Kuznetsova led to 32 errors, but she won the match. When the Russian found herself at her lowest point, her serve saved her and the game, which can't be said about Peer's serve. The differences between the 17th-ranked player in the world and the number five was never clearer.

Shahar Peer is also beginning to understand that being among the top 10 is terribly exhausting. Her opponents have already learned about her, so Peer, who has been stuck at the same level for a year, needs to realize that though being ranked 15th is respectable, it's simply not enough for a player with her potential.

Yesterday, when Peer prepared for her second serve, one could see Kuznetsova dancing, moving around, and pressuring Peer even more. It always ended with a winner by the Russian or a too-hard return by Shahar.




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The Israeli was dragged into Kuznetsova's game. She didn't initiate anything, but just tried to return balls with the hope that at some stage Kuznetsova would miss. That didn't happen.

Even Peer understands that her shots don't pressure her opponents enough, primarily those among the world's top tier. Peer needs to begin to play closer to the back line because her current game isn't that of a top-10 player.

Peer must initiate more and run to the net. She went to the net only twice yesterday, compared with 15 times by Kuznetsova, who won nine points that way. A game like this also provides a bonus: Only in that way can she improve her volley and the rest of her shots.

Every day that passes only makes her future work all the more difficult. A drop shot is so important on clay, but in the entire match, Peer didn't even have one. Her back-and-slice shots - which are defensive shots that need to be long - fell short, but with Shahar everything fell short.

Peer also needs to improve her angle shots (short diagonal shots) so that with the help of her cross shots she will move her opponent off the court. Peer failed to do that yesterday even once.

She can't improve by fax. Her main coach, Jose Higueras, needs to be next to her so that he can work with her immediately after her contests. I don't think he's doing that. From what I know, he even wasn't at the court yesterday, which is quite strange considering that he was at the tournament. It's clear that the present system is not working, and Peer needs to make decisions for today and the future.

Peer has to learn the lesson and improve her game so that the next time she can go even further. She won't be able to win games due to her mental strength each time out, and certainly can't take a Grand Slam tournament with just her head. She needs ability.

ronim1
Jun 5th, 2007, 07:14 PM
I must confess that I don't like Shlomo Tzoref too much as a person.IMO he is too arrogant. But his analysis about Shahar's present situation and what must be done to improve her, sounds very reasonably to me.

Meteor Shower
Jun 19th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Eastbourne 1r: Shahar Peer (ISR) [6] def. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [Q] 62 57 64
Awsome comeback Shahar! :bounce:

:woohoo:

:D

Meteor Shower
Jun 20th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Shahar def. Nakamura 6-3 6-2

vs. amelie now :scared: :o

shirgan
Jun 21st, 2007, 03:50 AM
Good luck
hope she puts up a good fight

Iceland
Jun 21st, 2007, 11:15 AM
No doubt that her fighting spirit can trouble Amélie. Shahar has not really the skills to defeat a good Amélie on grass, but I think she can make her choke !:lol: Anyway, I only want a good match, it has been a while since I have seen her. Good luck Shahar !

ronim1
Jun 21st, 2007, 05:52 PM
Shahar lost to Amélie. It wasn't the best match to watch. Amélie had her chocking
moments, but Shahar just doesn't have the ammunition she needs on grass to take
advantage of Amélie's bad moments.

Good lesson though for Shahar, and some more experience for her on the Lawn.
But unless she will have very much help in the draws, it's hard for me to see
how Shahar could advance to the quaters in Wimbledon.
But anyway, best of lucks....

Meteor Shower
Jun 21st, 2007, 08:43 PM
Yeah quarter is impossible right now.
The mission should be Round of 16 :)

Good luck Shahar :D

shirgan
Jul 1st, 2007, 04:33 AM
Shahar on the fact End of the year championship will be in Qatar in the next 3 years:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-0630wimbledonotes,0,178596.story?coll=sfla-sports-tennis

Peer's star continues to rise on WTA Tour

Charles Bricker
Sun-Sentinel.com
Posted June 30 2007, 10:49 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England -- The Middle East Islamic nation of Qatar probably wouldn't be Shahar Peer's first choice to host the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour championships, but the 20-year-old Israeli said Saturday that if she is one of the eight players to qualify for the $4.5 million end-of-the-season tournament, she will be there.

The WTA is in the final year of a three-year contract to play the championships in Madrid and two days ago announced a three-year deal with Qatar, beginning in 2008.

"There is no place for politics in sport," said Peer, who has been knocked out of both the singles and doubles at Wimbledon. But her star has been gradually rising and with the hardcourt season coming up she is expected to significantly improve her current No. 16 ranking.

She'll play four of the six U.S. Open Series events, but not New Haven the week before the U.S. Open.

shirgan
Jul 1st, 2007, 04:38 AM
Mirza talks about the friendship, parternship with Shahar:
http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/Sport/Article.aspx?id=505634

Mirza back with Shahar Peer
By Robin Millard, AFP Published:Jun 30, 2007

London - Sania Mirza is thrilled to be playing with Israel’s Shahar Peer at Wimbledon, two years after they broke up under pressure from religious hardliners.

The close friends made their first appearance since feeling forced to split due to militants furious about Mirza, a Muslim, playing together with a Jew.

Peer and Mirza were cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd on Wimbledon’s 800-capacity Court Three late yesterday, with many people of South Asian ethnic origin in the crowd as they won their ladies’ doubles first round clash.

“We had lots of fun out there,” said a smiling Mirza, 20, who insists they are not trying to make a political statement by renewing their partnership.

“A bit rusty because we played together after a really long time. It’s expected I think. What’s important is we came out with a win.

“We’ve known each other for five or six years. We were playing juniors together and we’re about the same age,” she added.

“It helps when you’re playing with a friend. You know their personality on court and off the court and you know how they’re going to react to certain things.

“There have been times where I have played with people I have no clue about. I met them once or twice. The last six weeks I have had six different partners. I prefer playing with someone that I know and I know their game.”

Mirza and Peer, the top-ranked singles players in their respective countries, played together at the 2005 Japan Open, reaching the last four.

On court yesterday, the 16th seeds beat Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden and Lilia Osterloh of the United States 7-5, 6-3. “If you keep playing with one person you keep improving,” the Indian world number 44 said.

“Playing doubles is a team thing. It’s always the responsibility of one person to get the other person smiling and up.” The duo face Hungary’s Agnes Szavay and Vladimira Uhlirova of the Czech Republic in the round of 32.

Aside from the Peer partnership, Mirza is no stranger to controversy.

A fatwa was once issued against her by extremists angry over the short skirts she wears on court.

Darop.
Aug 24th, 2007, 05:58 PM
US OPEN draw is out, Shahar plays her first round against Melien Tu, here's her half of the draw:

Anna Chakvetadze RUS (6) vs. Ashley Weinhold USA
Jamea Jackson USA vs. Nicole Pratt AUS
Laura Granville USA vs. QUALIFIER
Kaia Kanepi EST vs. Sania Mirza IND (26)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (24) vs. Nathalie Dechy FRA
Greta Arn GER vs. Tamira Paszek AUT
Severine Bremond FRA vs. Edina Gallovits ROU
Iveta Benesova CZE vs. Patty Schnyder SUI (11)

Nicole Vaidisova CZE (13) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
Flavia Pennetta ITA vs. Shuai Peng CHN
Bethanie Mattek USA vs. Madison Brengle USA
Meilen Tu USA vs. Shahar Peer ISR (18)

Agnieszka Radwanska POL (30) vs. Akiko Morigami JPN
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Virginie Razzano FRA
Yaroslava Shvedova RUS vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Roberta Vinci ITA vs. Maria Sharapova RUS (2)


C'MON SHAHAR :rocker2:

Iceland
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Come on Shahar, use this great draw ! Razzano is not far from her, but fortunately not in her quarter ! ^^

Archer16
Aug 28th, 2007, 05:54 AM
Come on Shahar, use this great draw ! Razzano is not far from her, but fortunately not in her quarter ! ^^
Great draw? maybe for the 2nd round, but IMO Vaidisova is the best player outside the top 10, esp. if you look at GS results. Of course being outside the top 16 doesn't help Shahar's cause.
Putting the injury aside (and god I hope she can do it), so just like in Wimbledon - 3r will be okay, 4r will be very good, anything beyond would be amazing.

JPhurst
Aug 28th, 2007, 02:14 PM
This article mentions that Shahar is suffering from a chest injury. Anyone have any more specifics? Is this behind her drop in form this summer?

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1188197172379&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

ronim1
Aug 28th, 2007, 04:07 PM
This article mentions that Shahar is suffering from a chest injury. Anyone have any more specifics? Is this behind her drop in form this summer?

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1188197172379&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

There is a whole thread about her injury

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=314085

Meteor Shower
Aug 31st, 2007, 07:01 AM
Shahar winning her first two rounds.

Shahar Peer ISR (18) def. Meilen Tu USA 6-4 7-6(7)
Shahar Peer ISR (18) def. Bethanie Mattek USA 6-2 6-1

Now up against Nicole. :scared:

Meteor Shower
Aug 31st, 2007, 07:03 AM
There is a whole thread about her injury

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=314085

wow, this thread is scary. operation? :eek:

FlushingMeadows
Aug 31st, 2007, 03:02 PM
Shahar winning her first two rounds.

Shahar Peer ISR (18) def. Meilen Tu USA 6-4 7-6(7)
Shahar Peer ISR (18) def. Bethanie Mattek USA 6-2 6-1

Now up against Nicole. :scared:

Nicole will be a tough out for Shahar. I was able to go to the match on Tuesday and what was interesting was that Shahar was even more emotional than usual. It has been a tough summer for Shahar and she seems like she has really primed herself to do well in this tournament. I am hoping that maybe, just maybe, this will spur Shahar on to something great against Vaidisova. To have a chance, she'll have to do better with her service game than she did against Tu.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 31st, 2007, 03:52 PM
:woohoo: I'm VERY excited about Shahar/Nicole.

Shahar's got the game to frustrate Nicole, and I'm hoping for the upset tomorrow :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Aug 31st, 2007, 05:10 PM
Nicole will be a tough out for Shahar. I was able to go to the match on Tuesday and what was interesting was that Shahar was even more emotional than usual. It has been a tough summer for Shahar and she seems like she has really primed herself to do well in this tournament. I am hoping that maybe, just maybe, this will spur Shahar on to something great against Vaidisova. To have a chance, she'll have to do better with her service game than she did against Tu.

Thats Shahar, losing alot will just make her want to win more :D
Are you going to see her match against Nicole?

I'm hoping for the upset too.
Shahar will have to be on the top of her returns to win. :)

neospecialist
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:33 AM
Shahar's match against Vaidisova is on in prime time 7:00 PM on Arthur Ashe Court on Saturday night.

neospecialist
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:13 PM
With today's Sharapova loss, the Peer-Vaidisova match takes on twice the normal importance. Peer's chances to go deep in the draw has greatly improved. Let's see if she can sieze the opportunity!

neospecialist
Sep 2nd, 2007, 04:41 AM
Peer siezes the opportunity!!!!

Meteor Shower
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:24 AM
Shahar :woohoo:
What a great win.

finally back to playing the tennis from the start of the year!
It was so great to watch :) :D
lets see how will she handle the pressure of being the favourite against Aga (at least ranking wise)
shahar has been to a slam QF before, aga not.

FlushingMeadows
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:21 PM
Outstanding. One of the most important wins of Shahar's career.

This match really showed Shahar's fighting spirit that we have come to appreciate. Losing the 2nd set, down an early break in the 3rd, missing 3 match points, etc. None of this phased her. She just focused and got the job done. I always thought that if given the stage, New Yorkers would like her because of her attitude and I think we saw some some of that last night in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Bероника
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:58 PM
wow congrats on that great win yesterday,Shahar!!! You had me cheering for you.What a fantastic fighting spirit!!!

Iceland
Sep 2nd, 2007, 11:34 PM
great win and such a needed one, it's so good to have her back :) I was very impressed by the way she played against Mattek, so finally, it's not a big surprise that she dismissed Nicole :lol:;), especially being so strong on the mental side.

Archer16
Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:35 PM
That was a fantastic display in the second set against Radwanska. If she plays like that, she could beat Chakvetadze (don't think Paszek has much chance) as well.

Meteor Shower
Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:57 PM
Chakvetadze is leading the H2H despite Shahar winning their last meeting.
one thing for sure, its not gonna be as easy as today match was.

Iceland
Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:16 PM
Pretty impressive match from Shahar, even though Aga really made it easy delevering short balls on the backhand.
Shahar has never been troubled, it's good to see her very confident :). Now, she has a real chance of reaching a Grand Slam final, I mean, it's really up to her, it's not as if Venus or Justine was on her way.

Congrats and good luck :yeah:

Ceze
Sep 4th, 2007, 02:23 AM
Good luck in the QF Shahar! You can beat Anna :bounce:

Ceze
Sep 4th, 2007, 02:23 AM
Good luck in the QF Shahar! You can beat Anna :bounce:

shirgan
Sep 4th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Post match interview (in video as well)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2007-09-03/200709031188866571937.html

Archer16
Sep 5th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Shahar had her chances in the 1st set and didn't capitalize, and after that Anna was just too good. In a way it was a mirror view of her win against Aga, not only by the identical scoreline, but also in the way both matches developed (both losers were up a break early in the 1st and took the first game in the 2nd before the opponent stepped up).

A pity, but no doubt an excellent showing overall, and to think there was considerable doubt whether she would even be able to take part in it...

saniapower
Sep 6th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Although Shahar lost but it's a close one. I really appreciate Shahars fighting ability, she never gives up. :yeah: But Anyway Chakvetadze's a better player. :woohoo:

Darop.
Sep 6th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Shahar :hysteric:

She really did commit many more UE than she usually does, this was a great chance... But oh well, considering her form in the last few months this was an incredible tournament! :yeah:

What's next for her?

ronim1
Sep 7th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Shahar :hysteric:

She really did commit many more UE than she usually does, this was a great chance... But oh well, considering her form in the last few months this was an incredible tournament! :yeah:

What's next for her?

I think she is scheduled coming back to Israel,finishing her Army duty
and playing in Luxembourg late September

FlushingMeadows
Sep 7th, 2007, 05:34 PM
Can't complain about this tournament. Shahar played hard. Anna C. is a very good player and she was just better this time. Maybe next time it will be different. Overall, an excellent showing for Shahar. I would add that Israelis won over a dozen matches when you count singles, doubles, and juniors. That is a very good performance for a very small country.

ronim1
Sep 8th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Can't complain about this tournament. Shahar played hard. Anna C. is a very good player and she was just better this time. Maybe next time it will be different. Overall, an excellent showing for Shahar. I would add that Israelis won over a dozen matches when you count singles, doubles, and juniors. That is a very good performance for a very small country.

I agree with you about Shaha'r performance. But it has nothing to do with how small Israel is. I don't think Serbia's population is much bugger, but look what they have achieved.

FlushingMeadows
Sep 9th, 2007, 02:41 AM
I agree with you about Shaha'r performance. But it has nothing to do with how small Israel is. I don't think Serbia's population is much bugger, but look what they have achieved.

Shahar is from Israel and trains there [at least some of the time]. She and several other Israeli players have developed under Israeli coaching and training. So her success and the success of other Israelis in tennis has everything to do with the country that they are from. And there is nothing wrong with that.

But let's not turn this into some political discussion. I was just pointing out that winning so many matches in singles, doubles and juniors is an impressive feat. What Serbia has done is impressive too [I am definitely an Ivanovic fan] and they should be congratulated as well. As for the Americans, that is another story ...:o

ronim1
Sep 20th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Shahar in Army uniform


http://www.wtaworld.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=49223&d=1190324723

geri234
Sep 29th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Shahar is into the doubles final in Luxemburg with Azarenka.
They will play against Benesova and Husarova.

Good luck !!!:bounce:

shirgan
Sep 30th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Shahar lost in the doubles final 4-6 2-6
but good run nonetheless :yeah:

dulkogii
Oct 2nd, 2007, 03:57 PM
Shahar win the first round again francesca 6-1 7-6


good luck next round!

Archer16
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Stuttgart, 2nd round: Jelena Jankovic - Shahar Peer 4-6 6-1 6-3
A good match from both players with very high 1st serve % and a lot of winners, but unfortunately JJ is one of very few players that still outclass Shahar when at the top of her game (imo only Henin is better than her).

Meteor Shower
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:22 PM
I had the feeling that Shahar had it...
somehow she always loses some close games at the second set and can't get the momentum back.

Which is strange, because last year and at the start of this year,
She made comebacks like every second match. Not anymore though :shrug:

dulkogii
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Shahar:(

ronim1
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:34 AM
I had the feeling that Shahar had it...
somehow she always loses some close games at the second set and can't get the momentum back.

Which is strange, because last year and at the start of this year,
She made comebacks like every second match. Not anymore though :shrug:

Most of her comebacks were against lesser player then her (except Dementieva & Schiavonne).

Yesterday she meat a better player than her.
1st set JJ treated tha match almost like practice.
next sets she boosted her level, and unfortunately Shahar had no replies for that.
If the match would have lasted longer, Shahr could have changed the outcome, cause JJ is really at the end of her powers.
She played much too many tourney this year.

But regarding Shahar. She will need to play more against top 5 players.
Than she'll learn how to beat them.

dulkogii
Oct 10th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Rodionova vs. Peer
2. Yan vs. Poutchkova
3. Tanasugarn vs. [Wozniacki or V.Williams] (NB 18.00hrs)
4. T.Sun/Yan vs. Amanmuradova/Fedak

shirgan
Oct 12th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Shahar won her 2nd round match against Rodionova 6-1 6-1

QF against Pennetta

Archer16
Oct 12th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Match lasted 70 minutes, Rodionova took the first game of both sets :lol:
Tzipi was heading for the same scoreline two weeks ago if not for Rodionova retiring :p
If Shahar wins tomorrow morning (10:00 AM in Israel) she'll probably face Venus in the semis.

The top half of the draw saw one of the biggest upsets of the year when 16 year old Urszula Radwanska cut Razzano's 11-win streak, winning 7-6 7-5 after trailing 2-5 in the 1st and saving 3 SPs at 4-5 in the 2nd. Shahar beat her after her biggest win of 2006, I wouldn't mind that happening again ;)