Tennis - Israel's Shahar Peer, who only recently returned to the top 100 after months of struggling with form and confidence, could be out for the rest of the season after injuring her foot. The official diagnosis is a partial tear of her plantar fascia.
Peer underwent an MRI test in Ningbo, China where she was playing the WTA $125K Challenger this week which revealed the injury. Peer posted on her Facebook page - "As a result of the tear, Shahar decided, based on advice from several doctors, to retire from the rest of the tournament.
The decision about her care, as well as future tournaments and the rest of the season, will be made in the upcoming few days with her doctors.” Peer has been ranked as high as no. 11 and was one win away from becoming the first Israeli to break into the world's top 10 a few years ago.