Shahar Peer Bio

  • Currently without a coach
  • Father is Dovik (computer software specialist); mother is Aliza (housewife)
  • Began playing at age 6 by joining older siblings, brother Shlomi and sister Shani, in tennis lessons
  • Loves visiting US, reading, romance movies and being at home with family and friends
  • Also really enjoys baking and trying new food, especially because of travelling to new cultures and experiencing the local food and spices. Commenced mandatory Israeli Army military training in November 2005
  • Led 2010's March Of The Living, remembering 6 million victims of the Holocaust by marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau (asked by head of Jewish Agency for Israel to lead march of officials and 10,000 students from around the world)
  • Awards received include Athlete of the Year in Israel (2006, 2007); Kids' Favorite Athlete of the Year in Israel (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Woman of the Year in Press (2009); and Key Person in Media at ceremony of Israeli Organization of Public Relations and Spokespeople.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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