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Pierce Eyes Third Grand Slam

Pierce Eyes Third Grand Slam


09/04/2005
Simon Cambers

Mary Pierce believes she could still challenge for a third grand slam title despite losing to Serena Williams in the third round of the Amelia Island Championship on Friday.

The 30-year-old has struggled with injuries since winning the French Open in 2000, reaching just one grand slam quarter-final since.

However she showed enough in her 7-6 6-4 defeat by Williams to suggest that she could still challenge for major honours.

"I know I can lift my game when I need to because I've done it many times before," said the Frenchwoman. "If I could have one more run at a grand slam, that'd be really nice."

Pierce has teamed up again with her long-term coach Nick Bollettieri in Florida, and the hard work she has put in is already showing signs of fruition.

Seemingly over the shoulder injury that sidelined her at the Australian Open, Pierce looked rejuvenated and close to her best for long periods against Williams, and only a strong comeback from the American denied her victory.

"There's really no secret to it," Pierce said. "I've been working really really hard to get my fitness level up, and it's paying off.

"Physically I feel great. I've just been working really hard with my brother (David), and with Nick. Nick's really excited, I'm really excited about it and I'm really enjoying being on the court again.

"There's still room for improvement, but in general I think I'm playing great and I feel like I can compete with the top girls. It's good to have a taste of it."

Though Pierce made her grand slam breakthrough at the Australian Open in 1995, when she beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain in the final, clay has always been her favourite surface.

If she is to have one more grand slam run, therefore, logic says it will be at the French Open where she still enjoys outstanding support.

"This (Amelia Island) is my first claycourt tournament and Roland Garros is definitely my goal," she said.

"That's six weeks away so it's very exciting. I've had a lot of great moments on the court and that's what motivates me, keeps me going."

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I hope so. that really would be seomthing for her to make a run.
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Shooo. Those some big eyes, too.
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I would love to see Mary make a run...maybe even win it!
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Last time when Mary won the French, that was five years from the Australian crown. Now we are in 2005, five years after the French. I never realise she still has the desire to win a Slam, but I am so happy to read this article! Who knows? Even in 2000 she won the French while no one would have thought about it!

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Go Mary. Next week in Charleston lets get back to your Hilton Head 2000 and win that title and show the world you are a threat. Then go win Roland Garros.

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Allez Mary! I'd love to see her make another run at the French... or maybe the US Open


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Come on Mary she can do it. One more Slam would be awesome
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there's no way Pierce is going to win another Slam at this late stage, but at least she has a good attitude and can still be a force to reckon with when she's having an "on" day.
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i think not after her oz open performance
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i think not after her oz open performance
although it doesn't surpirse that you can't read i should point that mary had a shoulder injury from after the US Open last to year til after the Aus Open.

mary really seems to have goteen her consistency back. winning a slam is going to be tough for sure but i won't put it past her because she seems really determined for the first time in a while and is putting it on the line after just saying for a few years that she was happy to just be playing.
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Maybe if she wins RG this year they will finally start saying she was the last French to win RG..they still say Noah was the last French to win RG..Hello he wasnt born there either ..Ignorence.

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