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Jovanovski starts Baku Cup defense with win

Jovanovski starts Baku Cup defense with win

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 23 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Bojana Jovanovski claimed a straight-set win Tuesday in first-round play of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.

Golubic, Martic claim upset wins in Austria

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 16 (UPI) -- Qualifier Viktorija Golubic and Petra Martic posted first-round upset wins Tuesday at the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.
Halep makes semifinals of Hungarian Grand Prix

Halep makes semifinals of Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 12 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, looking for a third title in her last four tournaments, earned a spot Friday in the semifinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Peer uses upset to reach quarterfinals in Hungary

Peer uses upset to reach quarterfinals in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 11 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer lost only two games Thursday for an upset win that advanced her into the quarterfinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix tennis tournament.
Safarova, Cornet ousted in first-round upsets in Budapest

Safarova, Cornet ousted in first-round upsets in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 9 (UPI) -- Top seeds Lucia Safarova and Alize Cornet were both beaten in straight sets Tuesday in first-round play of the Hungarian Grand Prix tennis tournament.

Sharapova, Li Na, A. Radwanska win at French Open

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.

Kvitova, Vinci advance to Katowice Open semifinals

KATOWICE, Poland, April 12 (UPI) -- Top seed Czech Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci advanced to the semifinals at the inaugural Katowice Open with easy victories Friday.

Kvitova, Vinci reach Katowice Open quarterfinals

KATOWICE, Poland, April 11 (UPI) -- Top seeded Czech Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Katowice Open in Poland.

Kanepi marks return with Katowice win

KATOWICE, Poland, April 9 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia marked her return from an injury with a dominating first-round victory Tuesday at the inaugural Katowice Open.

Schiavone earns first-round win

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.

Flipkens, Arvidsson post Memphis wins

MEMPHIS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Kirsten Flipkens and defending champ Sofia Arvidsson each notched first-round wins Monday at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

Serena Williams wins despite ankle injury

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams, slowed momentarily by an ankle injury, didn't lose a game Tuesday in her first-round match at the Australian Open.
Bartoli wins easily in China

Bartoli wins easily in China

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Monday in a first-round victory over Chan Wing-Yau at the Shenzhen Gemdale Open in China.

Stosur, Ivanovic take Day 1 Paris wins

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Samantha Stosur and former champions Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova were among the Day 1 winners Sunday at the French Open.
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Shahar Peer
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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