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neospecialist
Feb 12th, 2011, 04:33 PM
This should do in general for the rest of the year. Shahar is the 9th seed in Doha.

shirgan
Feb 14th, 2011, 10:38 AM
1R Doubles:

M Niculescu (ROU) / S Peer (ISR) d R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) 61 64

shirgan
Feb 15th, 2011, 01:22 PM
1R singles:

(9) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 64 61

next round she will play Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)

shirgan
Feb 16th, 2011, 11:16 AM
2R singles:

(9) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 64 62

next she's expected to have a tougher match, she will play Yanina Wickmayer or Li Na

guyha4
Feb 16th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Wickmayer won her match against Li
The H-2-H is 1-2 to wickmayer :but the last time Peer won (here in Dubai ,last year in the first round) hope she'll win it again..
she played today a very long match so she'll be tired tommorow against Shahar

shirgan
Feb 17th, 2011, 01:34 PM
3R singles:

[9] S Peer (ISR) d Y Wickmayer (BEL) 36 64 61 :)

in the QFs she will play against either Wozniacki or Morita

young_gunner913
Feb 18th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Come on Shahar!! You can beat Caro!! :)

Archer16
Feb 18th, 2011, 03:59 AM
That was a nice win from behind. It would be nice for her to have a first top-10 win since May last year, and with it a NR for "highest rated victim" (Caro last year and Sveta in Miami '07 were both #3).
This should do in general for the rest of the year. Shahar is the 9th seed in Doha.
You mean Dubai ;)
Wickmayer won her match against Li
The H-2-H is 1-2 to wickmayer :but the last time Peer won (here in Dubai ,last year in the first round) hope she'll win it again..
she played today a very long match so she'll be tired tommorow against Shahar
One repeat victory done, one to go?
If she beats Caro it's really wide open, no Venus or Serena in the way like last year (and of course Super-Mom isn't there as well).

Ellery
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:01 AM
Nice job Shahar :hearts:

young_gunner913
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:45 AM
I really wish she had some crowd support there. :spit: It's silly to say considering where they're playing but this is the type of match where a good crowd can get her fired up and though I haven't seen her in a while, I'm unsure of her chances. I really hope she can take this one.

guyha4
Feb 19th, 2011, 08:42 PM
shahar get her hard draw in Doha
first round vs Kuzi (in final of Dubai)
next kleybanova or bartoli
and then probably the italian no 1 schi

neospecialist
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:37 PM
shahar get her hard draw in Doha
first round vs Kuzi (in final of Dubai)
next kleybanova or bartoli
and then probably the italian no 1 schi


A victory in the first round would be huge!!!!!

young_gunner913
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:19 PM
Shahar is up a set 6-2 against Sveta. Svets must be drained cause her stats are looking pretty bad. Shahar's are okay.

shirgan
Feb 22nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
I really wish she had some crowd support there. :spit: It's silly to say considering where they're playing but this is the type of match where a good crowd can get her fired up and though I haven't seen her in a while, I'm unsure of her chances. I really hope she can take this one.
actually I saw the match via eurosport, and it seemed she was being cheered when she had a good shot etc.
The crowd wasn't specifically with her, but also wasn't against her, and also wasn't indifferent to her

shirgan
Feb 22nd, 2011, 02:52 PM
Shahar won her 1st round match against Sveta 6-2 6-4
next she will play Bartoli

Ellery
Feb 22nd, 2011, 04:00 PM
Nice win Shahar :)

guyha4
Feb 22nd, 2011, 04:01 PM
great score against dubai finalist :)
if she win vs bartoli she'll gain 11 ranking again

ronim1
Feb 23rd, 2011, 05:00 PM
What happened to her vs Bartoli 1:6 0:6?

young_gunner913
Feb 23rd, 2011, 10:47 PM
Utterly embarrassing. :tape: She's been dreadful this year.

guyha4
Feb 24th, 2011, 05:38 AM
she would like to forget it ...
now she have a week off to work on her strategies and etc.

guyha4
Mar 8th, 2011, 05:19 AM
Shahar is seeded 10 in IW
she got a bye in the first round of IW
next she'll meet the winner between MATTEK-SANDS (4-0 h-2-h) and DUSHEVINA (3-0 h-2-h)
if she win she'll probably play vs Pavlyuchenkova (0-1 )
if she go to the round of 16 she'll meet Schiavone (3-1 peer) or pironkova (4-2 peer)

good luck!!

young_gunner913
Mar 8th, 2011, 05:22 AM
Horrible draw for me as I love both Bethanie and Shahar. :sobbing:

Ellery
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Shahar beat Bethanie 46 76(5) 63 :cheer: Nice job.

shirgan
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:42 AM
(10) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (17) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 26 63 75 :)

next up Schiavone good luck :yeah:

Ellery
Mar 14th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Good luck against Fran :cheer:

shirgan
Mar 14th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Match report of her match against Pavly from GM:

I haven't seen Peer play (in person) in a long time - I forgot how downright speedy she is around the court - lightning fast. It's great to see a player who has that never-say-die attitude and is willing to fight to the very end. Peer was not going to give up on a single point, especially in those last several games of the match, and IMO it was her attitude that won it for her. Pav was getting very frustrated that Peer was retreiving shot after shot after shot - there was one point in the 10th game of the third (I think it was the 10th) that Peer was absolutely amazing...she was running back and forth getting her raquet on literally crazy shots on the full stretch and getting them back in the court...Peer finally hit one out and lost the point but you could tell that Pav was shaking her head and thinking "what the F do I have to do to win a point"...which ultimately led to Pav just going for too much to hit winners and got sloppy.

I personally like Peer if for nothing else but her attitude on court - fun stuff.

young_gunner913
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Sounds like good stuff from Shahar to hang in there. She knows what to do against Fran on HC. :yeah:

Archer16
Mar 15th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Still not in her 1st half of last year's form, but two gutsy comeback wins back-to-back - a Shahar trademark - should be applauded. :cheer:
Mentioned in GM but not yet here - Shahar saved 3 MPs!
One against serve at 3-5*, two on hers at 4*-5 15-40; and even a further two BPs for a deciding TB at 6*-5. Three of those crucial four BPs were on 2nd serve.
She also trailed by a break early 2nd set.

A very odd stat: she won only 41% of points behind her 1st serve, a very low number that will rarely win you matches, but 59% behind her 2nd!
Another oddity: Pav won 99 points to Shahar's 93.

One win from the top 10 against an opponent she's well-matched against.
Also, she hasn't beaten a top-tenner since Madrid. Time to settle both things straight. :tennis:

shirgan
Mar 16th, 2011, 02:40 AM
(10) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 36 76(3) :banana:

in the quarterfinal she faces Wickmayer

young_gunner913
Mar 16th, 2011, 02:45 AM
Huge victory for Shahar!! She needs to try her best to gut out another victory and assure herself a spot in the top 10 and not have to rely on the failure of others to get there.

Archer16
Mar 16th, 2011, 03:28 AM
Another thrilling and courageous victory it is, but she needs to think of what's ahead of her here, not top 10 implications; those are for the media and us, her fans.

Last year all those deep runs were stopped by top players (WS, Henin, Woz and JJ).
Suddenly with Kim's retirement, she's the highest seed left in the bottom half!
Moreover, not only she's more consistent and experienced than Wickmayer (though the Belgian is a dangerous player and a future top-tenner imo), she's 12-3 combined against the possible SF opponents, Bartoli and Ivanovic.
Opportunities such as this one don't present themselves often. The player she just beat took hers last year. Can Shahar do the same?

young_gunner913
Mar 16th, 2011, 03:49 AM
It really depends on how she's holding up physically. 3 tough triple setters in a row are going to have an effect on her at some point. Hopefully she has enough gas left in the tank to take out Yanina, it will be tough but if she could make it to the QF, who knows, maybe she'll get lucky and will face Marion. :lol:

Meanwhile here's a tweet from Shahar:
@shaharpeer shahar peer
At an israeli restaurant At palm desert :-)

Ellery
Mar 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Yanina d. Shahar 63 63 :o

guyha4
Mar 17th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Hopefully Sharpova will lose to Peng or in the semies and Marion will lose to Wickmayer so shahar will be top 10er :)

young_gunner913
Mar 18th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Wozniacki will most likely have her with Sharpova and I doubt Marion will beat Yanina. What round did Shahar reach last year in Miami? Was is it R2 or R3?

Archer16
Mar 18th, 2011, 02:32 AM
R3 (nearly got double-bageled by Kim). Of course with a R1 bye.
Woz should beat Pova, but the other semi is a toss-up.

shirgan
Mar 21st, 2011, 12:24 PM
Shahar didn't reach the coveted #10 spot.
She currently stands at #11.

I think it's better this way, that she has to win to get to top 10 and not that she will get it because other players lost.

young_gunner913
Mar 21st, 2011, 12:27 PM
So is Shahar 11 with both Williams sisters behind her in rankings now? So she will be the 11th seed?

shirgan
Mar 21st, 2011, 01:01 PM
Venus is still #9
so I expect Shahar will be the 10th seed

ronim1
Mar 22nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
Shahar didn't reach the coveted #10 spot.
She currently stands at #11.

I think it's better this way, that she has to win to get to top 10 and not that she will get it because other players lost.

The ranking system works both way.It's not enough to win, others need to loose.

gurgles
Mar 22nd, 2011, 08:33 PM
Love Shahar she is my new favorite!

Archer16
Mar 23rd, 2011, 03:15 PM
The ranking system works both way.It's not enough to win, others need to lose.
If you win enough, you don't depend on others to lose ;) (e.g. Caro)


Shahar's section in Miami:

Peer [10] - bye
Pervak [Q] vs Medina Garrigues
Dulko vs Vesnina
Wickmayer [23] - bye

Zakopalova [32] - bye
Baltacha vs Bammer
Jovanovski vs Niculescu
Jankovic [6] - bye

Not a very good draw. Really could have done better for R3 than to get Yanina again out of all possible 17-32 seeds.
Hopefully she can rise to the occasion and make the top 10 on her own.

In that regard I have to add that had Bartoli lost her semi last week, I think Shahar would have set a record for the least ranking points for a top 10 player... Adjusted for the '09 doubling and 16 best instead of 17 best, she had more points in '07 when she was #15 with her two major QFs.

Ellery
Mar 24th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Anabel Medina Garrigues d. (10) Shahar Peer 62 62 :help::help::help::help:

ronim1
Mar 24th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Loosing to Anabel Medina Garrigues will certainly not bring her into top 10.
It's Like the Yemen dance: 1 step forward, 2 steps backwards.

:eek:

neospecialist
Mar 24th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Loosing to Anabel Medina Garrigues will certainly not bring her into top 10.
It's Like the Yemen dance: 1 step forward, 2 steps backwards.

:eek:

Worst loss of the year?????

Archer16
Mar 25th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Worst loss since '08. :o

Ellery
Mar 28th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Peer/Peng into QF :cheer: Good luck against Ivanovic/Petkovic :unsure:

shirgan
Mar 29th, 2011, 03:57 AM
^
They had a good start defeating the 2nd seeds in the 1st round.
Hope they go further :yeah:

Ellery
Mar 30th, 2011, 02:44 AM
into SF thanks to Ana and Andrea's withdrawal :hug: :scared:

Archer16
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:05 PM
Peer/Peng lost in the semis 2-6 4-6 to Hantuchova/Radwanska.

Charleston draw (quarter 4/4):

Peer v BYE
Cornet v Arvidsson
Q v Czink
Goerges v Govortsova
Mattek-Sands v Q
Vesnina v Marino
Mayr Achleitner v Zhang
Stosur v BYE

I hope that horrendous loss at Miami was a one off. Should at least make it up to the QF against (probably) Stosur.

young_gunner913
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:49 PM
If she plays well, straight shot to the QF. she's gonna need help from the bottom for someone to take out Stosur. But Sam has been utter shit this year but who knows what she'll do on clay.

Ellery
Apr 3rd, 2011, 05:02 PM
Hopefully Queen Beth can help Shahar here :oh:

guyha4
Apr 3rd, 2011, 08:32 PM
peer need at least 1 win if she wants to be with the points of the top 10 (but it's up to Bartoli and Kuzi) every win here have tons of importence

gurgles
Apr 4th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Shahar can do it. She just need focus more than ever and settle this coach business properly.

Pe'er GO FOR IT IN 2011!

young_gunner913
Apr 6th, 2011, 01:26 AM
Shahar def Sofia 6-1, 6-3!! :bounce:

Ellery
Apr 7th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Win this match vs Julia now. :drool:

Ellery
Apr 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Shahar 2-5 :o

WTF is this :rolleyes:

Ellery
Apr 7th, 2011, 04:43 PM
2-6 :help:

Ellery
Apr 7th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Julia Goerges d. Shahar Peer 62 63 :help:

Ellery
May 2nd, 2011, 01:48 PM
Madrid R1: Alisa Kleybanova d. (9) Shahar Peer 63 62 :help:

young_gunner913
May 2nd, 2011, 11:37 PM
Horrible lose for Shahar. Does anyone know why she was wearing a mourner's ribbon today during her match?

neospecialist
May 3rd, 2011, 02:16 AM
Horrible lose for Shahar. Does anyone know why she was wearing a mourner's ribbon today during her match?


Holocaust Remembrance day in Israel.

young_gunner913
May 3rd, 2011, 02:34 AM
Holocaust Remembrance day in Israel.

:facepalm: I've been so enriched in what's going on in America atm. Thanks.

Tenisci
May 8th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Rome w/Senoglu :)

Ellery
May 10th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Shahar d. Bojana 36 60 64 :hearts:

Ellery
May 11th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Shahar d. Alisa 63 75 :inlove:

young_gunner913
May 11th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Great job Shahar!! Good luck against Maria.

shirgan
May 12th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Rome w/Senoglu :)
they moved to 2nd round after 23 ret. over 5th seeds, Kirilenko+Vesnina

Ellery
May 13th, 2011, 12:05 AM
Masha d. Shahar 62 62 :help: :sobbing:

Archer16
May 13th, 2011, 02:57 AM
I for one didn't have the slightest hope she could beat back-to-decent-form Pova for the first time, even on clay.
The two hard-fought wins were nice, it's not a 2008-like slump, but she seems headed back to the #20-30 range and it's gonna take something drastic for a top-10 spot to even be an issue any time soon (it was only a possibility this season thanks to the great results in the first half of 2010).

young_gunner913
May 13th, 2011, 03:02 AM
Shahar lost in 3 sets today in doubles as well. :o

Archer16
May 13th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Shahar lost in 3 sets today in doubles as well. :o
She doesn't seem to care much about doubles - probably still plays occasionally to practice some net skills - so why should we?
Also, it's not like she was partnered with a top player or anything, and if it wasn't for MK retiring they'd probably wouldn't have made R2.

young_gunner913
May 13th, 2011, 06:02 AM
She obviously cares enough to play, that's why we should care. :shrug:

Archer16
May 13th, 2011, 06:47 AM
Show me a successful doubles player who changes partners almost every tournament.
When she had long time partnerships with Mirza, Azarenka and most recently Dulko (who done pretty well in that field with her next partner), doubles were an issue. Now it's extra practice.

Archer16
May 16th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I for one didn't have the slightest hope she could beat back-to-decent-form Pova for the first time, even on clay.
The two hard-fought wins were nice, it's not a 2008-like slump, but she seems headed back to the #20-30 range and it's gonna take something drastic for a top-10 spot to even be an issue any time soon (it was only a possibility this season thanks to the great results in the first half of 2010).
Me and my big mouth :o
It seems to be headed there with every other clay tournament that goes by.

neospecialist
May 17th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Me and my big mouth :o
It seems to be headed there with every other clay tournament that goes by.

Let's face it. Shahar exceeded most of our expectations by reaching #11 in the world.

Archer16
May 17th, 2011, 10:13 PM
She did - I've said as much myself, also showing a stat (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16596539&postcount=217) that she had one top 10 win (out of about 20 matches) in almost a 3 year period, but she had shown us for a good few months last year that she can do better than this - regardless of surface.
Beating 5 top-10 players in 3 months and posting a 10-0 record in 3-setters cannot be coincidental. She hardly had any losses to lower rated players all of last year. This year they're coming in bunches.
It's clear that once more, her new coach isn't right for her.

Archer16
May 20th, 2011, 08:06 PM
RG draw:

(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Junri Namigata (JPN) v (Q)
Christina McHale (USA) v Sara Errani (ITA)
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v (28) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

(19) Shahar Peer (ISR) v Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
Rebecca Marino (CAN) v Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v (13) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

:unsure:
Not an ideal draw. She'd have to raise her level from recent weeks just to get past the opening round.

Archer16
May 22nd, 2011, 07:55 PM
And guess what? She didn't make it past the opening round - 6-7 1-6.
Would it be incredibly naive to assume that now with this horrific clay season over, she'd be back to playing tennis? :help:

neospecialist
May 26th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Interesting Article in the Jerusalem Post:


Digging deeper into Pe’er’s slump
By ALLON SINAI
05/24/2011 06:58

24-year-old Shahar Pe'er fell to staggering defeat at opening round of Roland Garros; tennis champ's career at serious low point.
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PARIS – It is now official: Shahar Pe’er is in the midst of a crisis.

First round losses have become something of a habit for the 24-year-old Israeli in recent months, but none was as disappointing as Sunday’s 7-6 (4), 6-1 defeat to Maria Jose Sanchez Martinez of Spain in the opening round at Roland Garros.

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What seemed like coincidental slipups a few months ago have become the norm recently, with Pe’er not only struggling to defeat the world’s top players – a reoccurring theme throughout her career – but also falling to inferior players with unprecedented regularity.

Sunday’s loss displayed many of the failings that have dogged Pe’er’s game for years, bringing on periodic slumps.

In the last couple of years, Pe’er has steadily improved her first serve percentage, but it has come at a cost. The Israeli may not be gifting her opponents as many second serves as she used to in the past, but her new cautious first serve is far less effective than her old one.

On Sunday, Pe’er hit 69 percent of her first serves in, but she only won 44% of the subsequent points. On her second serve, matters are even worse, with the Israeli losing 16 of 23 points to Martinez Sanchez after faulting.

The accumulating defeats have understandably also taken their toll on Pe’er’s confidence, which is perhaps the only real way of explaining her 36 unforced errors against the Spaniard.

Just as worrying was Pe’er’s inability to adjust to her opponent’s game-plan.

Sanchez Martinez harried the Israeli with numerous drop shots and killed off points at the net time and again, winning 27 of 32 approaches.

Since splitting with coach Pablo Giacopelli last July, Pe’er has seemed to slowly lose her way, and she is still looking for someone who can provide the same inspiration and focus both on and off the court.

Craig Kardon lasted just seven months, with the sides parting ways in March, and current interim replacement Harold Solomon is clearly not doing much good for her results.

Pe’er has fallen in the first round in three of her last four tournaments – including a particularly embarrassing defeat to then world number 429 Casey Dellacqua in the first round of the Brussels Open last week – and overall this year she has won just a single match or less in seven of 11 events.

It was not that long ago that Pe’er was at a record No. 11 in the world, a mere five ranking points from becoming the first Israeli to break into the top-10.

But even then, her results were far from impressive and it was clear for all to see that Pe’er had fallen into a downward spiral.

The question is, did Pe’er hit rock bottom with Sunday’s performance or was that humbling defeat a sign of things to come? Initial answers will be given when Pe’er next plays in Eastbourne in three weeks time and at Wimbledon the following week.

At the moment, it is difficult not to be pessimistic.

shirgan
May 26th, 2011, 08:09 AM
judging from her tweets, Shahar doesn't seem to have noticed she's in a slump.
Either she's in denial or she knows something we don't

neospecialist
May 26th, 2011, 08:19 PM
judging from her tweets, Shahar doesn't seem to have noticed she's in a slump.
Either she's in denial or she knows something we don't

Maybe she was more interested in attending her brother's wedding than playing in the second round of Roland Garros.

Meteor Shower
Jun 11th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Shahar can turn it around again. :D
Take revange in Eastbourne :bounce:

neospecialist
Jun 14th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Another first round loss at Eastbourne

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) defeated Shahar Peer (ISR) 7-5 6-3.

young_gunner913
Jun 15th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Oy vey. :o This is getting too painful.