FRANCE'S MARY PIERCE WITHDRAWS FROM SEMI-FINALS OF HONG KONG LADIES CHALLENGE
Mary Pierce from France waves to supporters after she withdraws from the game following her first set against Elena Dementieva from Russia at the semi-finals of the Hong Kong ladies challenge January 4, 2002. Pierce, who was awarded a wildcard last week for the upcoming Australian Open, withdrawed from the match after Dementieva won 6-1 in the first set. She has plummeted to 129 in the rankings following an inflammation of the lumbar spine which put her out of action last May.
<b>Pierce waves to supporters after withdrawing</b>
I hope she is allright!!!