Shahar Pe’er was born in Jerusalem in 1987, and won her first title at the age of 12. In 2001, she took first place in the Nike Junior Tour International Masters tennis tournament and became the youngest Israeli tennis player ever to win the Israeli women’s tennis championship.
She won her best Grand Slam singles result when she reached the quarter-finals at the 2007 Australian Open, and the 2007 US Open. She also reached the Women’s doubles final at the 2008 Australian Open.
Pe’er has won five WTA singles titles, and three WTA doubles titles.
Pe’er’s form has been off in recent years, and at both this year’s and last year’s Wimbledon championships she was knocked out in the first round.