Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer revealed Tuesday that she will retire from the game.
The 29-year-old-- when ranked 11th on the planet, the greatest for any Israeli tennis player-- told Channel 2 news that she was leaving the court for great.
Peer stated she sat on her bed and wept when she made the decision, adding that she was looking forward to life after professional sports.During her career, Peer won five international competitors and reached the quarter finals of Grand Slam contests in Australia and the US.She also represented Israel at 2 Olympic tournaments.On her Facebook page, Peer wrote,
"I desire to show you one of the hardest choices I have actually needed to
make in my life. After 23 years, 13 of which I was an international professional tennis player, I am retiring. "I made this choice following a persistent inflammation in my shoulder that has actually lasted for more than two years
and prevents me from completing at the high level that I am utilized to and expect of myself," she wrote. "At the same time, I lost my desire for the video game of tennis and the intense way of life I have lived considering that I was six and a half years old.
"I review this experience with a substantial smile, a great deal of joy and satisfaction. I am proud of all of my achievements along with the big honor I was provided to represent the State of Israel," she concluded.