Player Profiles

(10) Shahar Peer

  • DOB: 01/05/1987
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Became Pro: 2004
  • Height: 1.70
Peer: Rising up the rankings

Player Profile

Peer enjoyed a fine run of form towards the end of last year that has helped her rise to 12th in the world rankings, the highest mark of her career.

But despite the recent improvements, she is still a relative novice at the business end of a Grand Slam, with last-eight appearances at the Australian and US Opens her best efforts so far.

Those quarter-final runs both came four years ago, since when the 23-year-old Israeli has struggled to get beyond the early rounds at any of the major tournaments.

Although she will earn a relatively high seeding, Peer is still considered a big outsider in Melbourne but it will be interesting to see if she now has the confidence to challenge the big names.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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