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Israeli's Shahar Peer plays in the Fed Cup World Group in Israel
Israeli's Shahar Peer plays a shot during a match with Russia's Maria Sharapova in the Fed Cup World Group quarter-finals tennis match in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, February 3, 2008. Sharapova defeated Peer, 6-1, 6-1. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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Shahar Pe'er (pronounced /ˈʃɑːhɑr ˈpeɪ.ər/; Hebrew: שחר פאר shahar pe'er, IPA: ; born May 1, 1987, Jerusalem) is an Israeli professional tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is World No. 11, which she achieved on January 31, 2011 (Highest ranking for an Israeli singles Tennis player, male or female).

Her best Grand Slam singles result has been reaching the quarter-finals at the 2007 Australian Open and the 2007 US Open. She has also reached the Women's doubles final at the 2008 Australian Open with Victoria Azarenka. Pe'er has won five WTA Singles titles and three WTA Doubles titles. As of July 4, 2011, Pe'er will be ranked World No. 23 in singles and No. 29 in doubles.

Pe'er began playing tennis at the age of six when she joined her brother Shlomi and her sister Shani in tennis lessons. As a 19-year-old, Pe'er joined the Israeli military, as military service is mandatory in Israel, where she excelled in rifle marksmanship during her elementary combat training. When not abroad participating in tennis tournaments, she spent her mornings working as an administrative secretary for the Israeli military, and her afternoons practicing tennis. Pe'er's father, Dovik, is a computer software specialist and her mother, Aliza, is a homemaker.

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