Former world quantity 11 Shahar Peer, probably the most profitable Israeli lady to play on the WTA Tour, introduced her retirement due to damage on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old righthander gained 5 singles titles in 12 years on the WTA Tour and reached her profession excessive rating in January 2011.
Peer had not performed a match on tour because the Abierto Monterrey in February final yr, when she misplaced within the opening spherical of qualifying.
“I made this choice following a power irritation in my shoulder, that has been lasting for over two years, and prevents me from competing on the excessive stage that I’m used to and count on from myself,” Peer, 29, wrote on Fb.
“I look again on this expertise with an enormous smile, numerous happiness and satisfaction.
“I’m pleased with all of my accomplishments in addition to the large honor I used to be given to signify the state of Israel.”
Peer, who turned skilled in 2004, grew to become the primary Israeli lady to make the quarter-finals of a grand slam, doing so twice in 2007, on the Australian Open and U.S. Open.
In 2008, she grew to become the primary Israeli to compete at a WTA match within the Arabian Peninsula when she took half within the Qatar Open.
Along with her profitable WTA profession, Peer was a Fed Cup stalwart for Israel, taking part in 76 matches and compiling a 45-31 report, and in 2008 she represented Israel on the Beijing Olympics.
(Reporting by Larry Fantastic in New York; Modifying by Nick Mulvenney)