Pe’er is one of the more famous names in Israel’s delegation to London, but her
reputation has taken a hit in recent times.
The 25-year-old, currently
ranked No. 50 in the world, has suffered from a steady decline over the past 12
months and is struggling to string together winning streaks these
Pe’er has gone 12 tournaments without progressing past a second
round, and following her first round defeat at Wimbledon last week, has now
failed to win two matches in a Grand Slam event since last year’s Australian
There is little reason to believe Pe’er will be able to turn things
around at the Olympics, especially with the tennis tournament to take place at
Wimbledon where she hasn’t reached the third round since 2008.
will play two tournaments on clay ahead of her return to London, meaning she
will once more face the difficulty of making the transition to grass
Pe’er will be taking part in her second Olympics, and considering
her recent form, it would be unrealistic to expect anything more than another
second round exit from the Games.