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Watch out for Peer by: Ben Morris
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Shahar Peer
Shahar Peer

About to turn 19 on May 1, Israeli Shahar Peer looks set to become one of Israel's finest tennis player.

Turning pro in 2004, she was ranked 33 in March this year and has made a name for herself by playing in some major tennis tournaments including the US Open and Wimbledon.

And the Maccabim resident is already making some good money out of the game.

This year so far she has made $88,415 while since going pro, she has made $332,317.

She took up tennis at the age of six after watching her brother and sister play the game and has come through the ranks, both in the game and also off it.

In 2005, we was inducted into the IDF and has kept up with her role there as well as pursuing a tennis career.

"It's more exciting to be inducted than to play against [Maria] Sharapova, because it's a once in a lifetime thing," Shahar told Israeli media.

"I'll serve two years like everyone and I hope to enjoy the experience," she added.



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