Sally Peers (born 1 June 1991) is an Australian professional tennis player. She plays right-handed, with a double-handed backhand. Her career high WTA singles ranking is world no. 153, which she reached on 20 September 2010 & her career high doubles ranking is world no. 89 which she reached on 8 November 2010, while her career high in juniors is world no. 54 on 21 July 2008.
Early life and junior career 
Peers was born in Melbourne, Australia and started playing tennis at the age of six. She attended Mount View Primary School in Glen Waverley and Korowa Anglican Girls' School.
In 2009 at 2009 Wimbledon Championships, she won the Girls' Doubles tournament, paired with Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand.
In 2010, Sally Peers attended the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Peers entered both Women's Singles and Women's Doubles. In the singles tournament Peers was seeded 4th. Peers 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 Quarter-Finals. Sally then played 7th seed Anna Smith from the UK. Peers won 6–3, 6–3. Peers won through to the Semi-Final. This meant that no-matter what happened Sally would be in a Play-Off for a medal. She played fellow Australian and No. 1 Seed Anastasia Rodionova. After losing the first set 6–3, Peers bounced back and took the 2nd set in a tie-breaker, 7–6. However, Rodionova powered through the 3rd set 6–1, on her way to winning the gold medal. Peers was then in the Bronze Medal Match. She played another Australian and 6th seed Olivia Rogowska. Peers again lost the first set, 6–4, and again came back in the 2nd to win in a tie-breaker, 7–6. 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. They were No. 1 Seeds. As the No. 1 Seeds they skipped the first round and played Bahama team, Nikkita Fountain and Larikah Russell in the Quarter-Finals. Rodionova and Peers powered through the match 6–2, 6–4. They reached the semi-finals and played Indians and 4th Seeds, Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi. Peers and Rodionova won through to the Gold-Medal Match, winning 6–4, 6–4. In the Gold Medal Match they played fellow Australians Jessica Moore and Olivia Rogowska. Peers and Rodionova won the first set 6–3, but lost the 2nd 6–2. In the third set Sally Peers and Anastasia Rodionova won 6–3. They won the Gold Medal.
At the 2010 US Open, she qualified to play in the main draw for the first time in a Grand Slam. 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.
Sally 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. She went on to the 2nd round but lost to Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in straight sets, 6–4, 6–1.
In the 2011 Australian Open – Women's Singles, She earned a wild-card entry into the Women's Singles. In the first round she faced 25th seed and eventual quarter-finalist Petra Kvitová. Peers lost in straight sets, 6–2, 6–4. 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 through to the 2nd round in straight sets, 6–1, 6–2. In the 2nd round they were drawn to face Number 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 quarter-finals. Mattek-Sands and Tecau won the match in a tough straight sets, 7–5, 6–4.
- ^ a b itftennis.com Women's Circuit profile
- ^ itftennis.com Juniors profile
- ^ "Grand Slam win for Korovian". Archived News. Korowa Anglican Girls' School. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- ^ "Prelli Racquets Achievement Award" (pdf). VTN. Tennis Victoria. August 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- ^ "Kuznetsov and Lertcheewakarn claim junior Wimbledon titles"
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