as informed in After 23 years, in which 13 of those years I was an international professional tennis player, I am retiring,” Pe’er wrote on her Facebook page.
One of the greatest careers in Israeli sports history officially came to an end on Tuesday, with Shahar Pe’er announcing her retirement from tennis.
Pe’er earned over $5 million from prize money during her career, which also included six singles title on the WTA Tour.
11 in the world rankings six years ago, higher than any other Israeli tennis player in history.
“She is a winner in her soul with a remarkable work ethic which is rare everywhere and especially in Israel.
as informed in Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer announced Tuesday that she will retire from the game.
The 29-year-old — once ranked 11th in the world, the highest for any Israeli tennis player — told Channel 2 news that she was leaving the court for good.
After 23 years, 13 of which I was an international professional tennis player, I am retiring.
During her career, Peer won five international competitions and reached the quarter finals of Grand Slam contests in Australia and the US.
Peer said she sat on her bed and cried when she made the decision, adding that she was now looking forward to life after professional sport.
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Pac-12 announces the women’s tennis player of the week
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• Popovic beat Shibahara, 6-3, 6-3, and beat Smith, 7-6(5), 6-1.
• She then defeated USC’s 33rd-ranked Gabby Smith in Cal’s 6-1 win over the Trojans the next day.
THIS WEEK: Karla Popovic, California• Ranked 23rd in the nation in singles, Popovic improved her record to 27-1 on the season by upsetting the second-ranked Ena Shibahara in Cal’s 6-1 win over UCLA on Feb. 24 in Berkeley.
• She also paired with Olivia Hauger to win in doubles in both matches.
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