Israeli Shahar Peer denied visa for UAE and Dubai tournament

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Israeli world No.48 Shahar Peer has been denied entry into the United Arab Emirates for the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, and will hence not be able to play the tournament which features all the...

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...

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 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...

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...

Shahar Peer stops Agnieszka Radwanska at US Open 2007

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Agnieszka Radwanska’s run at the US Open ended with a 6-4 6-1 defeat by eighteen-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel. The teenager from Krakow became famous for upsetting defending champion Maria Sharapova in the third...

Player’s name on tennis sneakers, yes or no?

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In contemporary tennis world, personalized sneakers are a must-have. The customization is a symbol of success, but can also minimize confusion in the locker room – Jelena Jankovic won’t accidentally put on Shahar Peer’s...

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...