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Mary Pierce : ę I think itís going to be a nice match
Just found this on the tournament site.
08 February 2004 - Sophie DANGER
In the first round of the Open Gaz de France Mary Pierce will meet fellow Nathalie Dechy. The match promises to be fearsome between the two French players.
You will meet Nathalie Dechy in the first round. Arenít you too disappointed to play one of your fellows as soon as the first match ?
NoÖ not all, it does happen. It is not the first time that we will play each other and it may not be the last time. Thatís sports. I think that it will be nice for the public to see two French players opposing one another. I think itís going to be a nice match.
You have already met each other. What memories do you keep from those matches ?
I remembered we played each other in Australia. Nathalie hits back many balls, she is very solid on the baseline, her serve and her baseline game are solid and she are not afraid to go up to the net.
You have not taken part in the Open Gaz de France since 2001Ö
Yes, thatís true. It makes me happy to come back. Thatís always a pleasure to play in front of your public, your fans and especially in France. Thatís different here, itís something else. Thatís different from Roland Garros. I always like playing before the French public.
You are used to face Julie on courts. What do you think about her as an interviewer ?
Julie is very nice and I miss her on courts, especially in the French team where we live nice momentsÖ I will not tell the stupid things we did. Thatís funny to see her like that now, with childrenÖ but thatís life. I am very glad to meet her again.