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Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

I only mean this in terms of playing form, not actual results or rankings.

After stumbling upon a video of her playing Venus at the Athens Olympics, I'm convinced that nobody could beat Mary when she was playing at her very best. Even though it's obviously a highlights package, the shots she can hit with such power and accuracy are truly amazing. She's probably one of the only players, if not the only player, who could stand up to Venus or Serena in the power department.

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post #2 of 151 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

Yes. Without a doubt. I have seen some footage of her destroying Seles and Graf (in 1994?) and when she was on there was nothing better.
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lmao at using that olympic match to show shes GOAT. Venus did nothing but hit errors and passive shots + wrist problems= disaster . But yes when she was on i think shes better then seles or graf
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Re: Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

Talent wise she's probably the best there ever was.
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lmao at using that olympic match to show shes GOAT. Venus did nothing but hit errors and passive shots + wrist problems= disaster . But yes when she was on i think shes better then seles or graf
Those errors and passive shots must have been really good because wasn't Venus up a break in both sets?
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Those errors and passive shots must have been really good because wasn't Venus up a break in both sets?
We both know Mary can go a little a-wall. And at that time Venus cud play well for a couple games here and there before hitting 50 errors.



But anyways Pristine i wud appreciate if u wud never reply to my posts i rely dont have anymore time to reply to even more mindless haters. Just dont talk to me please
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Re: Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

No, their Wimbledon 2005 match shows a lot, someone like Venus is still slightly better IMO.
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Re: Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

i'd say yes, though Serena at her best IS pretty scary

i'd have to give the slight edge to Serena, but Mary is a VERY close second at their very best...she certainly beats Vee, though it pains me to admit!

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Re: Was Mary Pierce, at her best, the GOAT?

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We both know Mary can go a little a-wall. And at that time Venus cud play well for a couple games here and there before hitting 50 errors.



But anyways Pristine i wud appreciate if u wud never reply to my posts i rely dont have anymore time to reply to even more mindless haters. Just dont talk to me please
As a Venus and Mary fan, theres no reason that Pierce couldn't be absolutely stellar even if Venus was not 100%. In tennis I find that being on form as long as possible is part of the game (something that sadly both WS and Pierce are not the GOATs at).

anyway, I like Pierce. She definitely could've done so much more

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She's certainly up there.

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no, but she could put together some memorable points.
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Yes she was. When she was on she could destroy anyone. But she lacked consistency and was injured a lot.
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