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  Mary Pierce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pierce was born in Montreal while her French mother and American father were on a trip to the city.
Pierce was introduced to tennis at the age of 10 by her father Jim Pierce.
Pierce's year-end rank matched her career-best performances of 1994, 1995, and 1999, and she was less than 200 points behind Maria Sharapova for No. 4 and less than 300 points behind Mauresmo for No. 3.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Pierce   (1298 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Mary Pierce pics
Mary Pierce was born on January 15th, 1975, in Montreal, Canada while her mother was on a trip to the city.
Pierce was raised in a sheltered environment, where her performance on the court was the sole barometer of her worth.
Pierce made her professional debut at the tender age of 14, a record that stood until Jennifer Capriati broke it at the Hilton Head tournament in 1989.
www.askmen.com /women/models_100/128c_mary_pierce.html   (466 words)

  
 Pierce serves up career milestone
Pierce continued her revival Wednesday by winning her 500th career match, a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Elena Dementieva of Russia in front of 3,911 at Staples Center.
It was Pierce's second impressive victory in as many days of the round-robin format that showcases the eight leading point scorers on the women's tour this year.
Pierce, in her 17th year on the tour, is the 21st woman in history and third among active players to notch 500 singles victories.
www.mary-pierce.org /yec_2005/pierce_serves_up_career_mileston.htm   (420 words)

  
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Mary Pierce is reliving the best parts of her youth.
Pierce continued her impressive resurgence with a commanding victory over friend and fellow Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo on Wednesday, advancing to the semifinals of the Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
The 30-year-old Pierce is the oldest woman remaining at the Open, but she's playing with the vigor and promise she had in her youth.
www.kare11.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=106660   (531 words)

  
 A Biography Of Tennis Star Mary Pierce
Pierce was born in Montreal while her French mother and American father were on a trip to the city; thus she was a native-born Canadian but she has never resided in Canada for long.
During her first few years on the tour, Pierce was embarrassed by the gross behavior of her father, more so than her performances on the courts.
Pierce's return to form in 2005 was one of the most surprising tennis stories of the year.
pierce.wtnworld.com /pierce/Biography   (1263 words)

  
 TennisReporters.net/pierce, mary pierce, french open, roland garros, paris
It was 10 years ago that Pierce first blasted her into the final in Paris, blowing through Steffi Graf before losing to Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the final.
One decision that Pierce made last August was to ask her brother, David, a massage therapist and tennis pro, to travel the tour with her full-time as her coach.
Faith has led the Pierce siblings to reconciliation with their father, Jim, who was long noted as the tennis parent from hell, to the extent he was banned from attending tour events.
www.tennisreporters.net /news_pierce_060205.html   (1022 words)

  
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Mary Pierce used her experience to defeat Nicole Vaidisova 6-4, 6-4 at Indian Wells.
It took Pierce a good five years before she was comfortable charging the net but now, she'll close on most short balls.
Pierce said that not only do players have to build their own mansions on court, but keep their houses in order off court.
www.tennisreporters.net /scoop_031405.html   (915 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Pierce routs Sugiyama for Acura title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mary Pierce celebrates a point during her dominant victory at the Acura Classic.
Pierce and the unseeded Sugiyama were the first 30-year-olds to meet in the finals of a WTA tournament in over 10 years.
Pierce allowed her only two points on serve in the first set which took 22 minutes.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/2005-08-07-acura-classic_x.htm   (537 words)

  
 BBC News | TENNIS | Something about Mary
After being introduced to the game of tennis at the age of 10, Pierce became the youngest American to turn professional when she made her debut in March 1989 at the age of 14 years and two months - a record beaten by Jennifer Capriati a year later.
But it is her emphatic victory at Roland Garros in 2000 that she is most likely to savour the longest, because it buries doubts about her ability, reconciles her with the French public and also closes a difficult chapter in her personal life.
Pierce's well-documented and stormy relationship with her father, Jim, led to him being banned from WTA tour events from 1993-1998 for abusive behaviour.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sport/tennis/785529.stm   (550 words)

  
 Tearing herself to Pierces
Mary is a consistent Top 10 player, in fact she currently stands at a lofty ranking of #6.
By the time that Mary was introduced to the professional ranks, the tour was slowly but surely evolving with the advent of the power-hitters.
The game plan against Mary was to return her solid, powerful shots in any way possible and Mary would in turn find away to self-destruct.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/womens_tennis/33638   (561 words)

  
 Tennis Talk :: Tennis-X.com :: View topic - Mary Pierce: Tennis-X 5 Questions
France's Mary Pierce has been a drain on the WTA medical plan, with a laundry list of injuries over the last five years alone including right rotator cuff tendonitis, tendonitis in both ankles, chronic inflammation of the lumbar spine, a major abdominal strain, and late last year another shoulder injury.
But now the 30-year-old Pierce, who used her injury down-time wisely and appears to be in great shape, enters the 2005 claycourt season, one of her favorite legs of the year, injury free.
In 1989 it was Mary Pierce, who qualified to the main draw at Hilton Head in her first WTA event at 14 years and two months of age.
www.tennis-x.com /xboard/viewtopic.php?t=304   (1620 words)

  
 Mary Pierce, U.S. Open, Tennis, Interviews, ASAPSports FastScripts, Quotes, Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
MARY PIERCE: Let's just put it this way: if I didn't think I could compete and play, I wouldn't be here.
MARY PIERCE: All of my experiences with Nathalie have been positive in person, on the tour and in Fed Cup.
MARY PIERCE: The only thing I saw on TV was Martina and Serena, finals of Montreal.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/2000usopen/082900MP.html   (1111 words)

  
 More cheers and no jeers for the "French" Mary Pierce
It had been a long time coming, but the day finally arrived when Mary Pierce stepped up onto the podium to receive her first French Open crown – her second Grand Slam trophy – only to be overwhelmed with the benevolent support from the crowd, her home crowd.
Mary always had the makings of a great player, she just had a lot of trouble justifying her talent on the court.
Mary entered the year 2000 on the heels of the most consistent season of her career in 1999, having reached two Grand Slam quarter finals and finishing the year at #5.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/womens_tennis/41913   (521 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Mary Pierce pulls out of French Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PARIS (AP) — Former champion Mary Pierce withdrew from the French Open on Friday because of a right foot injury that's kept her off the tour since February.
Pierce, No. 6 in the WTA rankings, won the 2000 French Open for her second Grand Slam title and lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne in last year's final at Roland Garros.
Pierce said she can't move well in practice.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/2006-05-26-pierce_x.htm   (225 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Mary Pierce
Pierce gained recognition with her Grand Slam wins in Australia and France and is engaged to future MLB Hall of Fame second baseman, Roberto Alomar.
Mary Pierce is often obscured by some of the bigger egos and talents on the WTA tour.
To be honest, she has been hobbled of late with various ailments, but Pierce is a force on the tennis circuit when in top shape.
www.askmen.com /women/models_100/128_mary_pierce.html   (336 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Pierce overpowers Henin-Hardenne
Mary Pierce avenged her loss in the final of this year's French Open at the hands of Justine Henin-Hardenne by dispatching the Belgian at the US Open.
At the start of the second set Henin-Hardenne appeared to be struggling with her hamstring and Pierce pounced on her weakness to gain a quick break.
But Pierce's superior groundstrokes and movement saw her break again in the fifth and she sealed victory with her fourth match-point.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/tennis/4217828.stm   (290 words)

  
 B-W: Mary Pierce Helps Spikers Get Jump on OAC
Pierce, a business administration major, began her B-W volleyball career as a freshman on the junior varsity team where she gained valuable experience.
Pierce finished second in the OAC in hitting percentage at.368 and ninth in blocks per game.
Pierce was also named to the all-tournament team at the season-opening Kalamazoo (Mich.) Hornet Invitational as well as the B-W Marcia French Memorial Invitational.
www.bw.edu /cal/news/pubs/pursuit/mary   (611 words)

  
 WJLA - Mary Pierce's Comeback Nearly Complete   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mary Pierce's decline began soon after she became the only Frenchwoman since 1967 to win the French Open.
Instead, Pierce is back for another try at Roland Garros - and is into the semifinals at a Grand Slam event for the first time since she won the 2000 title.
Born in Montreal and raised in the United States, the 30-year-old Pierce has trained in Paris for the past year and is a French citizen because her mother is a native of the country.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0605/232542.html   (765 words)

  
 Mary Pierce Van Zile
Mary Pierce Van Zile, dean of women and dean of the division of home economics.
Mary Pierce Van Zile was born on her father's homestead, near Solomon, in Dickinson County, Kansas, February 7, 1873, and is a daughter of Lyman B. and Lea A. (Bandy) Pierce.
Her early education was received in the public schools of Winfield, and the years of 1889-91 were spent as a student in the Kansas State Agricultural College although she did not remain to graduate, for in December, 1892, she became the wife of Gilbert J. Van Zile.
skyways.lib.ks.us /genweb/archives/1918ks/biov/vanzilmp.html   (786 words)

  
 Mary Pierce defeats Claudine Schaul. || teamwta.com - Unofficial Womens Tennis News and Views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mary Pierce took an early lead and had three breakpoints for 5-1 but Claudine Schaul from Garnich, Luxembourg held her serve in the end when Pierce hits the ball outside the court twice.
Pierce was forced to defend but reached advantage when Schaul hits the net trying to volley.
On advantage Pierce saved her service game after winning her point identical to the previous point, again she was forced into defense but again Schaul missed her chance and hit her volley into the net.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s133/st52697.htm?fromrss=1   (387 words)

  
 Amelie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, TENNIS - CBS SportsLine.com
PARIS -- Top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo won her second consecutive title of 2006, defeating Mary Pierce 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) Sunday in an all-French final at the Gaz De France.
She also beat Pierce in the final of the WTA Tour Championships in November.
Pierce will see her doctor Monday to determine if she can play this week in Antwerp, Belgium.
cbs.sportsline.com /tennis/story/9227952/rss   (437 words)

  
 CNN.com - Mauresmo pierces Mary's title bid - Feb 12, 2006
Pierce, hampered by a sore foot, was broken twice in a one-sided first set in what was the first all-French final at the Paris tournament.
In the second set, Mary lifted the level of her game and I was feeling a little tired but I hung on," Mauresmo said.
Pierce said she was happy with her week in Paris but admitted that she is suffering from an inflammation of her Achilles tendon.
www.cnn.com /rssclick/2006/SPORT/02/12/tennis.france?section=cnn_latest   (433 words)

  
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Mary Pierce had one of those days and was booted from the Aussie Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Fifth-seeded Mary Pierce, the 1995 Australian champion and a two-time finalist at last year`s majors, became the highest-seeded player to be eliminated when she lost 6-3, 7-5 to Iveta Benesova.
Pierce, who turned 31 last Sunday and was playing in her 13th Australian Open, crashed into the net as she lunged to reach a drop shot on match point and said she had problems with her contact lenses in the hot, windy conditions.
www.covers.com /articles/articles.aspx?theArt=67751&tid=44&t=1   (722 words)

  
 Sexy goddess Mary Pierce - Page 25 - Official Anna Kournikova Message Boards
Mary Pierce defeats Francesca Scihavione in straight sets 6-4, 5-3 to win the Womens Singles Final of the 2005 Kremlin Cup, the match lasting 1 hour and 28 minuites........Mary's second career Kremlin Cup womens single title defeating Monica Seles in the first final...........
Mary's second 2005 Womens Singles Tournament title.....winning the Acura Classic in Carlsbad, CA, earlier in July....Mary's 18th career singles tournament title in 17 years in the pro tour......Mary automatically moves up to #5 in the WTA Tour rankings.........
Mary Pierce defeats Francesca Scihavione in straight sets 6-4, 5-3 to win the Womens Singles Final of the 2005 Kremlin Cup, the match lasting 1 hour and 28 minuites........Mary's second career Kremlin Cup womens single titledefeating Monica Seles in the first final...........
www.kournikova.com /community/showthread.php?p=161163   (644 words)

  
 Higdon's Net Game
Pierce's father wasn't around during this camp at Saddlebrook Resort only because the owner had barred him from the resort due to a past financial conflict; unlike the other campers, who stayed in Saddlebrook rooms, Mary went home to her family's apartment at night in nearby Lake Woodlands.
Pierce's trials and tribulations with her father, currently barred from WTA Tour events because of his abusive behavior, has been well-documented.
Pierce: I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes.
www.tennisserver.com /netgame/netgame_8_7_95.html   (1422 words)

  
 Mary Pierce News
Mary Pierce News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Mary Pierce's fans have been waiting for news like this for months, but now it is official.
Mary Pierce pulled out of Wimbledon with a foot injury Tuesday, joining Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport as former Grand Slam winners out of the tournament that begins Monday.
www.topix.net /tennis/mary-pierce   (631 words)

  
 Mary Pierce defeats Anne Kremer 6-4, 6-2. || teamwta.com - Unofficial Womens Tennis News and Views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mary Pierce of France will be playing Russian Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the semi final of the Ordina Open after defeating Anne Kremer of Luxemburg 6-4, 6-2.
In the first set Mary Pierce was facing not only her opponent but also a raindelay.
Pierce, who picked up some Dutch words along the way, said Groeneveld thought it was best to break up the collaboration.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s133/st53998.htm?fromrss=1   (271 words)

  
 Sexy goddess Mary Pierce - Page 14 - Official Anna Kournikova Message Boards
Pierce, 30, first played the Paris grand slam in 1990 and has missed it only once since, in 2001.
The Canada-born Pierce, who lives in Florida and speaks French with an American accent, had a difficult relationship with the French public for years but that all changed with her 2000 triumph.
Pierce made headlines in her younger days because of the fierce clashes between her father Jim, who was her coach, and the sport's officials.
www.kournikova.com /community/showthread.php?p=154410   (1101 words)

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