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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2004, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Can Pierce win a big tournement?

Do you think thath Mary can yet win a big tournement?
It would be nice if it will be a Slam (Paris..) but even a TIER 1 would be good (Rome for example..).

Do you think that Mary has yet the quality and possibility?
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nope. Tier II possible though

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If Mary is healthy and is playing her best then I don't see why she wouldn't challenge the top players at the big tournaments. I don't think however that she will ever dominate the tour again. For her to do that she would have to stay healthy all along, and Mary's injuries seem to be a weekly occurrence. I could however see her winning a few more tier II's, maybe a Tier I, but probably not a grand slam.
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post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2004, 11:21 PM
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Well, if only Clijsters wasn't here, I would give her a decent shot at this event.
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I have always suspected that a fit Mary has another Slam in her. Don't forget she was World No.3 after her Roland Garros win, and seemed to have reached a new level of maturity and consistency in her game. But she became injured during that event and it was just one thing after another for the next three years. It's only in the last six or eight months that she seems to have at last turned the corner with the injuries, aided by an exacting fitness routine under Sven Groeneveld. If that continues I see no reason why she won't reach the pinnacle of the game again........
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i'd love for mary to win a big tournament (i don't think she can win a slam but maybe a tier 1?). last time is saw her play was wimbledon and she looked good although mobility was a big issue. this may have improved given the recent pics i've seen of her (if they can be interpreted as an indication of her general fitness). the thing with mary is that i think she can be beaten if her opponent moves her around a lot and doesn't give her enough time to prepare for her shots. she wins when she dictates the match and keeps the points short.

with improved fitness and bit of luck, who knows what can happen?

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Tier II or maybe Tier I again. I'm afraid that another Grand Slam is out of her reach unless the field is depleted for some reason (i.e. injuries). I really think she missed a major chance by withdrawing from the Aussie Open this year with a pretty weak excuse. With the right draw, she might have made the semis.
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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 03:25 AM
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Maybe Tier III's or a weak Tier II like Eastbourne or Scottsdale...
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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 04:50 AM
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Definitely she has the chance!
Especially when she is healthy and the clay season is coming!
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I think in terms of big, big, big win she's in the same boat
as Lindsay. Still immaculate ball pounding skills; but the footspeed
of your Kimmy's, Amelie's ,Zhoo-steen's will hinder her chances.
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nope....same as Lindsay indeed. No slam, unless ALL of the big 4 are injured. A tier I or II could be possible, with a good draw.

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Tier II or maybe Tier I again. I'm afraid that another Grand Slam is out of her reach unless the field is depleted for some reason (i.e. injuries). I really think she missed a major chance by withdrawing from the Aussie Open this year with a pretty weak excuse. With the right draw, she might have made the semis.
Can you remind me what was that weak excuse? I thought she was just not ready physically. Do you imply that she could play at the Aussie Open but did not want for some odd reason?

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I can't see her beat Justine, Kim, Venus or Serena. So if these are in the draw, no

she could win a tier I like Tokyo with only Davenport to beat.
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