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Sally Peers

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Bio She is an Australian former professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA singles ranking is world No. 145, which she achieved on April 11, 2011. Her career-high doubles ranking of No. 89 she reached on November 8, 2010. Her career high in juniors is world No. 54, achieved on July 21, 2008.
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. She attended Mount View Primary School in Glen Waverley and Korowa Anglican Girls' School.
In 2009, she won the girls' doubles tournament of the Wimbledon Championships, paired with Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand.
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.
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.
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