Mary Pierce to start her season at the end of January in Melbourne
The season of Mary Pierce starts at the end of January. The French player doesn't participate in any preparation tournaments before the Australian Open.
She said: I really want to be with my family and I want to stay home as much as I can.
The world number five is training the next four weeks in Paris, and then she will fly to Melbourne, to get used to the Rebound Ace, where she won the title in 1995.
That's news about Mary Pierce that has been confirmed by Belgian teletext.
Fill in the Draw: Australian Open 2007,Bali 2007
Race The Game: Player of the Month January 2007 and August 2008,Player of The Week Istanbul/Strasbourg 2007, Carson 2007,New Haven/Forest Hills 2008, US OPEN 2008
Pick A Winner: Stanford 2008
It seems like a smart idea now that she is a high seed and theoretically shouldnt have to tough an opponent in the first 2 or 3 rounds so that she can really play herself into the tournament and indeed the 2006 season.