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neospecialist
Dec 27th, 2011, 01:20 PM
It's time for this new thread. 2012 could be a pivotal year for Shahar.

Israel
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:16 PM
This might be a break-through year for her. She seems to bond well with her coach and she doesn't have too many points to defend except for Dubai, Indian-Wells and Washington. Wish her luck!

neospecialist
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:24 PM
Peer's first round match in Brisbane is against the #2 seed Petkovic. Into the fire she goes.

Israel
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:27 PM
I think Shahar needs to play much smaller tournaments to gain confidence (internationals).
Losing badly to Petkovic won't help, especially not after losing to Julia Glushko...

neospecialist
Jan 2nd, 2012, 01:46 PM
Loses to Petkovic. 7-6 1-6 6-3

A lot closer than I would have forecast.

Israel
Jan 2nd, 2012, 01:58 PM
It was indeed close, but Shahar could've won it. She was 5-4 (with the break) in the first set, 6-5 (with the break) in the first set, 6-7 6-1 1-0 (has broken Petkovic early in the third set).
Good performancce nontheless - she also hit 4 aces!

young_gunner913
Jan 9th, 2012, 11:50 PM
Shahar leads 6-3, 2-0 vs Hradecka in Hobart R1!! :D

young_gunner913
Jan 9th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Held at love and finished with a great 1/2 punch for 3-0. :D

young_gunner913
Jan 9th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Bagel Babe is back? 5-0 :oh:

young_gunner913
Jan 10th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Have to settle for a breadstick I hope. :lol: 5-1

guyha4
Jan 11th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Shahar def. Jones 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 .. it was a long day for her (8 hours with lots of rain ) but she made it threw..
Next round she will play Chakvetadze (today 243 in the world)
Thier record is 2-4 for the russian, but peer won the last match in 2009, in addition every time shahar was favorite in the ranking (2 matchs in 06) she lost so i hope she will improve the record!!

young_gunner913
Jan 12th, 2012, 05:16 AM
Glad Shahar got through that match! Will try to stay up to watch her QF tonight. :)

shirgan
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:30 AM
(6) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 46 64 10 ret.

next up (1)Yanina Wickmayer

young_gunner913
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:39 AM
I fell asleep before the match and had a dream she won 4-6, 1-5 RET. :lol: I was stunned to find out she won by retirement but I'm glad she took a set and was making things competitive. Hopefully she's up to the task that is Wickmayer.

Archer16
Jan 13th, 2012, 12:53 AM
There's nothing special in making it to the semis with her draw so far.
I haven't had time to watch, but from what I've read currently there's not much of an improvement over last year's decline.
I'd be surprised if she beat Wickmayer.

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2012, 07:42 AM
Shahar is hanging in there with Yanina.

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Shahar saved SP with a great 1/2 punch and has taken it to a first set TB.

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2012, 08:00 AM
Got creamed 7-1. :o She got too tentative.

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2012, 08:13 AM
After missing 3 gp's and getting broken in the opening game of the second set, she seems to be fading fast. She's playing like crap on important points. She needs to never drop shot ever again.

Israel
Jan 13th, 2012, 09:01 AM
There's nothing special in making it to the semis with her draw so far.
I haven't had time to watch, but from what I've read currently there's not much of an improvement over last year's decline.
I'd be surprised if she beat Wickmayer.
Beating Hradecka 3&1, playing an 8 hour marathon against a good underrated opponent and coming out on top and taking a set from Chakvetadze (she had to fight there). Although she lost to Wickmayer she played quite well and she has a lot of positives to take from this week.

shirgan
Jan 14th, 2012, 06:28 AM
Beating Hradecka 3&1, playing an 8 hour marathon against a good underrated opponent and coming out on top and taking a set from Chakvetadze (she had to fight there). Although she lost to Wickmayer she played quite well and she has a lot of positives to take from this week.
I'm personally kind of tired of these type of Israeli-style excuses, that we often hear after Israel plays international football matches etc. Almost is not the same as actually winning a match, is not the same as actually qualifying.
Enough with the almost. If she wants to improve, the satisfaction over "almost" has to be minor.

young_gunner913
Jan 14th, 2012, 07:41 AM
I'm personally kind of tired of these type of Israeli-style excuses, that we often hear after Israel plays international football matches etc. Almost is not the same as actually winning a match, is not the same as actually qualifying.
Enough with the almost. If she wants to improve, the satisfaction over "almost" has to be minor.

I agree. Hopefully she can take the decent form and build on it in Melbourne and for the rest of the year.

Archer16
Jan 14th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Shahar's AO section:

[14] LISICKI, Sabine GER v [Q] QUALIFIER
PEER, Shahar ISR v [WC] HOLLAND, Isabella AUS
STEPHENS, Sloane USA v SOLER-ESPINOSA, Silvia ESP
SCHEEPERS, Chanelle RSA v [18] KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana RUS

[30] KERBER, Angelique GER v [WC] BOBUSIC, Bojana AUS
DUBOIS, Stephanie CAN v VESNINA, Elena RUS
MINELLA, Mandy LUX v [Q] QUALIFIER
DULKO, Gisela ARG v [4] SHARAPOVA, Maria RUS


Tough R2, but that's what happens when you're unseeded.
If she upsets Lisicki, and that's a big if, she usually does well against Sveta (who might not get there herself), and will probably make it to the second week.

Archer16
Jan 17th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Peer d. the weakest player in the draw 6-2 6-0 in 51 minutes.
[Holland got double-bageled by Dokic last week, and the best player she ever beat was probably Glushko (who also beat her for her first 25K title in 2010). I'd be shocked if she ever gets near the top 100.]

The real tournament starts now.

young_gunner913
Jan 17th, 2012, 02:26 AM
I think Shahar has a got shot against Sabine. I wasn't impressed with her opening round match vs Steph.

neospecialist
Jan 19th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Shahar lost to Sabine

6-1 6-2

My takeaway from the Australian "campaign" is that nothing significant has changed. Shahar is still being overpowered by a rising number of her competitors and that she will be struggling to maintain her top 50 status for the remainder of 2012

young_gunner913
Feb 2nd, 2012, 09:51 AM
Is this our official 2012 thread?

Israel def. Netherlands in Fed Cup 2-1

Bibiane Schoofs def. Julia Glushko 6-3, 7-5
Shahar Peer def. Michaella Krajicek 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1
Peer/Glushko def. Krajicek/Schoofs 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3

They play Portugal next. Good luck Shahar/Julia!! :yeah: