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Sally Peers (born 1 June 1991) is an Australian former professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA singles ranking is world No. 145, which she achieved on 11 April 2011. Her career-high doubles ranking of No. 89 she reached on 8 November 2010.[1] Her career high in juniors is world No. 54, achieved on 21 July 2008.[2]

Sally Peers
Sally Peers Cagnes 2011.JPG
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne
Born (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 28)
Melbourne
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$259,642
Singles
Career record207–203
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 145 (11 April 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011)
French OpenQ2 (2011)
WimbledonQ1 (2010)
US Open2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record180–146
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 89 (8 November 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2011)
Sally Peers
Medal record
Tennis
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi Women's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Singles

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Early life and junior careerEdit

Her mother Elizabeth Little was a professional tennis player, as is her brother, John Peers. Sally Peers started playing tennis at the age of six.[1] She attended Mount View Primary School in Glen Waverley and Korowa Anglican Girls' School.[3][4]

In 2009, she won the girls' doubles tournament of the Wimbledon Championships, paired with Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand.[5]

2010Edit

In 2010, Peers attended the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. She entered both singles and women's doubles. In the singles tournament Peers was seeded fourth. She skipped the first round because she was seeded and was due to play Maldive player Aminta Mahir. Sally thrashed Mahir, 6–0, 6–0 advancing through to the quarterfinals. She then played seventh seed Anna Smith from the UK. Peers won 6–3, 6–3, and won through to the semifinal. This meant that no-matter what happened Peers would be in a play-off for a medal. She played fellow Australian and No. 1 seed Anastasia Rodionova. After losing the first set 3–6, Peers bounced back and took the second set in a tie-breaker. However, Rodionova powered through the third set 6–1, on her way to winning the gold medal. Peers was then in the Bronze-medal match. She played another Australian and sixth seed Olivia Rogowska. Peers again lost the first set, and again came back in the second to win in a tie-breaker. However, she didn't make the same mistake as she did against Rodionova and won the bronze medal beating Rogowska, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3. In the doubles event Sally played with Anastasia Rodionova. As the No. 1 seeds they skipped the first round and played Bahama team, Nikkita Fountain and Larikah Russell in the quarterfinals. Rodionova and Peers powered through the match 6–2, 6–4. They reached the semifinals and played Indians and fourth seeds, Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi. Peers and Rodionova won through to the Gold-medal match, winning 6–4, 6–4 against fellow Australians Jessica Moore and Olivia Rogowska. Peers and Rodionova won the first set 6–3, but lost the second 2–6. In the third set, Peers and Rodionova won 6–3. They won the Gold medal.

At the US Open, she qualified to play in the main draw for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round, she crushed world No. 54 Aleksandra Wozniak 6–0, 6–1 for her first ever WTA Tour victory before being defeated by the defending US Open champion Kim Clijsters in the second round in straight sets, 6–2, 6–1.

2011Edit

Peers got her first win over a top 50 player in the 2011 Brisbane International where she received a wildcard. She defeated world No. 25 Alisa Kleybanova in the first round, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 but then lost to Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in straight sets, 4–6, 1–6.

In the Australian Open, She earned a wild-card entry into the women's singles. In the first round she faced 25th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Petra Kvitová. Peers lost in straight sets, 2–6, 4–6. She also entered 2011 Australian Open – Mixed Doubles with Carsten Ball. In the first round, they played unseeded pair Monica Niculescu and Eric Butorac. Peers and Ball won in straight sets, 6–1, 6–2. In the second round, they were drawn to face No. 1 seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber. Huber and Bryan pulled out of the match. Peers and Ball played Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Horia Tecău in the quarterfinals. Mattek-Sands and Tecau won the match in a tough straight sets, 7–5, 6–4.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (2–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 September 2009 Darwin, Australia Hard   Alicia Molik 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 21 February 2010 Mildura, Australia Grass   Casey Dellacqua 5–7, 0–6
Winner 3. 26 April 2010 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Sophie Letcher 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 4. 3 May 2010 Bundaberg, Australia Hard   Natsumi Hamamura 0–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 28 March 2011 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Lesia Tsurenko 5–7, 7–5, 6–0
Runner–up 6. 5 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia Clay   Zoe Hives 5–7, 2–6
Runner–up 7. 13 June 2015 Bol, Croatia Clay   Gabriela Pantůčková 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 29 (14–15)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2009 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Isabella Holland   Maki Arai
  Nicole Riner
6–1, 4–6, [9–11]
Winner 2. 21 September 2009 Darwin, Australia Hard   Isabella Holland   Alenka Hubacek
  Jessy Rompies
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 3. 16 November 2009 Esperance, Australia Hard   Isabella Holland   Shannon Golds
  Olivia Rogowska
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 23 November 2009 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard   Marija Mirkovic   Shannon Golds
  Hayley Ericksen
3–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Runner-up 5. 26 April 2010 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Isabella Holland   Moe Kawatoko
  Miki Miyamura
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner–up 6. 4 February 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard   Olivia Rogowska   Natsumi Hamamura
  Erika Takao
2–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Winner 7. 9 May 2011 Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay   Sophie Ferguson   Claudia Giovine
  Maria Irigoyen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 30 May 2011 Rome, Italy Clay   Sophie Ferguson   Magda Linette
  Liana Ungur
w/o
Winner 9. 24 October 2011 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Isabella Holland   Monique Adamczak
  Bojana Bobusic
w/o
Runner–up 10. 31 October 2011 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Isabella Holland   Stephanie Bengson
  Tyra Calderwood
w/o
Runner–up 11. 1 April 2012 Bundaberg, Australia Hard   Sacha Jones   Shuko Aoyama
  Junri Namigata
1–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 16 June 2012 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Ashleigh Barty   Réka Luca Jani
  Maria João Koehler
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [10–5]
Runner–up 13. 10 September 2012 Salisbury, Australia Hard   Alison Bai   Ayu Fani Damayanti
  Lavinia Tananta
6–7, 0–6
Winner 14. 22 September 2012 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Sacha Jones   Stephanie Bengson
  Chanel Simmonds
6–4, 6–2
Winner 15. 5 October 2012 Esperance, Australia Hard   Ashleigh Barty   Victoria Larrière
  Olivia Rogowska
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]
Runner-up 16. 28 October 2012 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Ashleigh Barty   Arina Rodionova
  Cara Black
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [8–10]
Winner 17. 2 November 2012 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Ashleigh Barty   Arina Rodionova
  Cara Black
7–6(14–12), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 18. 6 May 2013 Raleigh, United States Clay   Jessica Moore   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
3–6, 3–6
Winner 19. 16 September 2013 Cairns, Australia Hard   Isabella Holland   Miyu Kato
  Yurina Koshino
7–6(9–7), 4–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 20. 28 October 2013 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Stephanie Bengson   Monique Adamczak
  Olivia Rogowska
3–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Runner-up 21. 10 March 2014 Orlando, United States Clay   Natalie Pluskota   CiCi Bellis
  Alexis Nelson
2–6, 6–0, [9–11]
Winner 22. 19 May 2014 Caserta, Italy Clay   Samantha Harris   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Sofia Kvatsabaia
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 23. 9 June 2014 Bol, Croatia Clay   Samantha Harris   Lenka Kunčíková
  Karolína Stuchlá
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 24. 21 June 2014 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Alexa Guarachi   Martina Caregaro
  Anna Floris
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 17 May 2015 Raleigh, United States Clay   Jacqueline Cako   Jan Abaza
  Justyna Jegiołka
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 26. 20 June 2015 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Sandra Zaniewska   Anna Klasen
  Charlotte Klasen
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27. 6 August 2015 Vienna, Austria Clay   Laëtitia Sarrazin   Ágnes Bukta
  Janina Toljan
6–1, 6–2
Winner 28. 29 July 2016 Maaseik, Belgium Clay   Ellen Perez   Déborah Kerfs
  Chiara Scholl
6–2, 6–2
Winner 28. 24 June 2017 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Rosalie van der Hoek   Sviatlana Pirazhenka
  Erika Vogelsang
6–3, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b itftennis.com Women's Circuit profile
  2. ^ itftennis.com Juniors profile
  3. ^ "Grand Slam win for Korovian". Archived News. Korowa Anglican Girls' School. 17 July 2009. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Prelli Racquets Achievement Award". VTN. Tennis Victoria. August 2005. Archived from the original (pdf) on 9 September 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Kuznetsov and Lertcheewakarn claim junior Wimbledon titles"

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