Shahar Peer Wins Suzhou Ladies Open


(August 10, 2013) Former world No. 11 Shahar Peer won the WTA 125K Series in Suzhou China over China’s Zheng Saisai 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. The Israeli who fell to as low as 179 in the rankings during Wimbledon is up to 113 and close to returning to the top 100.

“It was extremely hot out there and so tough to play today, so I’m really happy I found the energy to win in the end,” Peer said. “She was playing really well, and with the conditions, after the fourth game of the first set I was dead already. I’m sure in different conditions it would be a different game, but we both fought until the end and gave all our heart out there and I’m so happy to have won.”

Peer beat No.1 seed Timea Babos on her way to the final.

Suzhou, China
August 5-10, 2013
$125,000/WTA 125K Series

Results – Saturday, August 10, 2013
Singles – Final

(3) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Zheng Saisai (CHN) 62 26 63

Doubles – Final
Babos/Krajicek (HUN/NED) d. Han/Hozumi (CHN/JPN) 62 62