Defiant Peer to fight back

By Simon Griver, August 27, 2009

Ahead of Monday’s US Open, Shahar Peer has insisted that she has no intention of giving up tennis, despite slumping from a career high of 15 in the WTA rankings in 2007 to 63.

The 22-year-old said: “It is hard to put my finger on anything specific that has caused my loss of momentum. There was the Dubai scandal, some injuries and unnecessary losses. I am working very hard and doing well in practice but this is not being reflected in matches. I am not consistent.

“The most important thing is that I know and feel that I am doing the thing I love the most. I will keep working hard and believing, and that things will connect for me soon. I do feel like I am at least a top 30 level player.”

Last updated: 2:10pm, August 27 2009