==1R Bob's pick: Ruano Pascual vs. Pierce==
Touch vs. power. How healthy is Pierce, and how much practice has she gotten in?
Mary Pierce (FRA) vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)
1997-06-23 Wimbledon Grass R64 Mary Pierce (FRA) 6-0 2-6 6-3
1999-03-15 Key Biscayne Hardcourt R32 Mary Pierce (FRA) 6-1 6-1
so after 4 years, they meet again,
however, Mary has yet to win a clay title, or any title at all
since her French Open crown................
and she is injury bound, while Virginia is actually ranked higher.....
Will Mary's power which got her to become clay slam champ
prevail over Virginia's standard Espanol touch on clay?