Birth date 1 May 1987 (32 years)
Nationality Israel Israel

Shahar Pe’er is a female Israeli professional tennis player. She was born on May 1, 1987 to parents Dovik (father; computer software specialist) and Aliza (mother; housewife). She began to wield a tennis racket at the age of 6, joining her older siblings Shlomi and Shani in their tennis lessons.

Despite the fact that Shahar went pro in 2004, she has already played her first few events on ITF Circuit in Israel in 2001. She even won two singles titles on ITF Circuit in 2003. She played her first three Tour main career draws, reaching the quarter finals at Seoul in 2004. By 2005, she had her first full season on Tour. She reached QF five times, and won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

Her breakthrough season was in 2006, where she won her first three Tour singles titles and made a debut into Top 20 (November 13). This was the year she won her first two Tour doubles titles of her career.

In 2007, Shahar had her second Top 20 finish which she highlighted by her fourth Tour singles final and her two Grand Slam QF. She won her third career Tour doubles in Stanford and had a 5-1 overall play in Fed Cup. However, she withdrew from Amelia Island due to left plantar fascitis, and from Linz due to wrist tendonitis.

Shahar is known for her defensive baseliner playing style and her solid forehand and backhand wings. Aside from that, her footwork is quite impressive plus an incredible speed. She is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand, and uses a Prince O3 Hybrid Tour racket.

In all her 4 years of playing pro, she has garnered 6 ATP titles without any Grand Slams yet. She currently ranks No. 13 (which is also her career highest) for singles, and No. 16 (with a career-high of No. 14) for doubles.

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