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Dominika Cibulkova lives up to top seed with Mexican Open win

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova led a parade of seeded players that advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open Tuesday.
Friedsam takes upset win at Shenzhen Open

Friedsam takes upset win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam defeated No. 4-seeded Bojana Jovanovski in Monday's first-round play of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in China.

Zhang Shuai continues WTA winning streak

NINGBO, China, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Zhang Shuai continued her recent strong play with a 6-1, 6-1 upset Tuesday of second-seeded Zheng Jie at the WTA's 125K series tournament in China.

Jovanovski opens WTA 125 series tournament with win

NINGBO, China, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski opened the WTA's 125 Series tournament in Ningbo, China, with a straight-set win Sunday.
Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Bojana Jovanovski, coming off a tournament win, opened her draw at the Guangzhou Open in China with an upset Tuesday of No. 1-seed Sorana Cirstea.
Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Serena Williams already firmly ensconced as the No. 1 player in the world, is looking at more all-time records after she picked up her 54th WTA title.
Peer edges Zheng for Suzhou Ladies Open title

Peer edges Zheng for Suzhou Ladies Open title

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer ended Zheng Saisai's string of upsets with a three-set win Saturday in the final at the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open.
Peer, Zheng to meet in Suzhou Ladies Open final

Peer, Zheng to meet in Suzhou Ladies Open final

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer and Zheng Saisai used upset wins Friday to set up a meeting in the finals of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open tennis tournament in China.

Upset win has Zheng Saisai in Suzhou semifinals

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Zheng Saisai outlasted Chinese countrywoman Zhang Shuai for a three-set win in Thursday's quarterfinal play of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open in China.

Seeded players go 6-0 at WTA Chinese tournament

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Timea Babos won in straight sets and seeded players went 6-0 Wednesday in the second round of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open.
Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina jumps 32 spots in the world rankings, which were updated Monday, after collecting her first WTA title.

Elina Svitolina picks up first WTA title at Baku Cup

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 28 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina earned her first WTA title with a 6-4, 6-4 win Sunday over Shahar Peer at the Baku Cup tournament in Azerbaijan.
Svitolina, Peer to meet in Baku Cup final

Svitolina, Peer to meet in Baku Cup final

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 27 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina and Shahar Peer posted solid wins Saturday that boosted them into the finals of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.

Svitolina makes another WTA semifinal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 26 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina gained her second consecutive WTA semifinals berth with an upset win Friday at the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.
Upset win sends Peer into Baku Cup quarterfinals

Upset win sends Peer into Baku Cup quarterfinals

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 25 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer pulled off a three-set upset Thursday in gaining a spot in the quarterfinals of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.
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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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