Shahar Peer ends hopes of Bojana Jovanovski in Beijing

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Serbian teenager Bojana Jovanovski scored her first Top 10 victory at the China Open and it was against none other than countrywoman Jelena Jankovic - former world number one, former champion and third seed...

Venus Williams ends Shahar Peer’s run at Dubai Championships

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Venus Williams reached the final of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships by defeating surprise semifinalist Shahar Peer in the modest surroundings of Court Two, the court of choice because of safety reasons. Third-seeded Williams defeated...

Shahar Peer marches for Auschwitz victims

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The biggest Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer led the annual March of the Living in Poland on Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the Auschwitz concentration camp and to tell the world...

Li Na upsets defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in Stuttgart

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The last match of today’s play at the $700,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart was an upset of defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. The third-seeded Russian lost to China's Li Na 6-3 7-5 in...

Shahar Peer completed her military service

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At a forum about women’s tennis I read that after two years of being a soldier, world No.18 Shahar Peer completed her duty, gave back her uniform and received official release documents. Shahar Peer comes...

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour fines Dubai tournament record $300,000 for Shahar Peer visa denial

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The United Arab Emirates denied Israeli player Shahar Peer a visa last week, so she wasn’t able to compete in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has taken action in...

About players’ habits to retire from matches

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How often do injured players retire when closer to victory, and how often when they are losing? Which players are more likely to retire, and which stay in match even though they are losing? Tennis...

Israel’s Shahar Peer serves in the military

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Israel’s Shahar Peer, ranked No.16 in the world, is wearing an olive green military uniform now. Israel has mandatory military service for both men and women, and the tennis star hasn’t tried to avoid...

Seeds Anna Chakvetadze, Maria Kirilenko, Shahar Peer fall on US Open day one

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Three seeds fell on the first day of the 2008 US Open: Russians Anna Chakvetadze and Maria Kirilenko, and Shahar Peer of Israel. Chakvetadze, seeded tenth, suffered her earliest Grand Slam defeat in more than...

Shahar Peer waiting for a better 2009 season

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Disappointed with the 2008 tennis season, Israel’s Shahar Peer is training with her new coach Pablo Giacopelli, hoping for better results in 2009. "If I am not mistaken, this is the first year in my...