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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2004, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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I strongly feel and believe that this thread & site gathers one of the most dedicated and loyal fans of Mary Pierce. Personally, Mary is my favorite and I have really been devastated by the lack of coverage she has received ever since slipping down in the rankings. There is very little and weak communication with Mary and her fans. I wonder, then, can everyone share their experiences meeting Mary and what you suggest we do about this? I know Mary is an avid user of email and internet. I do not know her email or personal mailing address of course but I am sure we contact the WTA Tour or something of the sort and try polishing a letter and invite her to use some sort of venue to update us monthly on her progress. It will take some time but I am sure we have great people to go on and do this.

I want to ask, who has met Mary and how? I did, in the 2000 US Open when I was 17 years old. I was in New York, and made her sign 8 different things. I am quite sure I freaked her out given that I am a male and was QUITE EXCITED to meet her. But, for me, it was an special moment in life. One that I remember fondly.

I am a fan of Venus Williams as well. And well, Venus sends us a recurring newsletter every month. It is a brief email outlining her interests, etc. Other players (Clijsters in particular) update their status on their website. Mary does not even have one. I feel like I do not know Mary and I think that would be a fantastic turn to her career now: to have an outlet for her fans. Mark, can perhaps post these newsletters in his website, who knows?

If you are interested, let's keep posting, start emailing journalists and others who can help us get in touch with Mary. Let's be hopeful!
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Hi Educ... I share the views expressed in your message, getting a monthly update on Mary directly from her would be great. In the past, I have also thought of such possibilities, especially in light of the fact that over the years I have heard numerous accounts of fans meeting Mary, and people invariably speak of how incredibly nice she always is. On the other hand, I have also learnt over the past few years that Mary is a very private person, and I wonder how her fans could go about doing this without being intrusive...?
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Well, we would not be intrusive by just coming together as fans from all over the world who craft a letter to Mary and suggest different ways in which she could update us on her progress. Perhaps, she could just create an email account in which she does not check email and just uses it to send us her monthly newsletter. As you say, Mary may hate this idea, but there is also the possibility that she may enjoy communicating with us.
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2004, 07:27 PM
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Hello Educ00 + MissTennisFan


This would be a super idea. And I would be completely happy for my site to be used to post the news etc..

Yes with Mary being a very private person we have to tread lightly and carefully. Maybe getting in contact with her Managment company. Maybe should might sent info though them etc...

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through her management company sounds good to me
i'd love to support you guys. if there's anything i can do
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Hi guys.

I Like this idea alot, it will probably be a very difficult mission to complete=P
I talk with a tennispal from Italy, his coach had Mary's private
selfphone-number but I don't know if I can ask him about it.
As you guys said Mary is a very private person and that's also
a factor with the difficulties. But we can always try, would be soo
cool I think. I've never met any wta-players I just have Monica's autograph, just atp-players like, santoro, shrichapan, robredo, enqvist and a few more. It would be fantastic to create some contact with a wta-player and of course especially Mary(the queen).
Keep in touch about this guys.

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I mentioned this to Mark Spruce a while ago... I met Mary at Eastbourne two years ago. It's a very fan-friendly tournament with good access to the players, but I've never taken the chance with anyone before, respectful of the players' privacy and time-constraints. However, on this day Mary had finished a work-out on the practice courts with Nathalie Dechy and was taking a leisurely walk back to the changing rooms and she walked passed me by herself, and on impulse I said hello, and told her she'd always been my favourite player and wished her well at Wimbledon. She willingly posed for a photo with me as well, even though my friends had to fumble in their bags to find the camera and get it ready! She was charming and approachable, but afterwards I couldn't believe I'd spoken to her - I'm far too old for such hero-worship!
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The first time I met Mary was in Mexico city (2000), she was there for the doubles exhibition tournament. My sister was part of the staff and she got me a badge as a player guest. So I could go everywhere...
I met her at the players lounge and she was cool, really nice and friendly. I talked to her for a few minutes, she was looking at all the autographs I had, and asking me questions about who had signed ... I also got a pic!
I met her again last year in Paris and then again at the usopen ... She´s really nice.

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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2004, 04:30 AM
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Hello Sebbe--I think that idea of the Cell Phone number is totally out of the question. That would freak out Mary so much I would think, also I think that it is also not respecting Mary's privacy. I think that if we get this thing off the ground we should go though Mary's Management peope.

At Wimbledon 1999 I got a few auto's but I never met a player to talk too. I hope that one day I can meet Mary that would be just great.
I love all of these storys of people meeting Mary. Hey if you all go to my site you will find a mail address to contact me on. I would love to post these storys of you meeting Mary or you know of people that have met Mary.

take care

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Yeah I also think that..
But it feels like if we are going trough the Management peope, nothing
will happend. But of course we have to make a try.

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Well if we go through her agent, nothing may come of it as some of you have said, but I think asking Mary directly may be a little too forward... Mary shouldn't feel we're trying to pressure her into doing anything.
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The first time I met Mary was in Mexico city (2000), she was there for the doubles exhibition tournament. My sister was part of the staff and she got me a badge as a player guest. So I could go everywhere...
I met her at the players lounge and she was cool, really nice and friendly. I talked to her for a few minutes, she was looking at all the autographs I had, and asking me questions about who had signed ... I also got a pic!
I met her again last year in Paris and then again at the usopen ... She´s really nice.
omg you are sooo lucky
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Hello Sebbe and MissTennisFan,

Yes you both have great points. But I think that we must respect Mary's privacy, as she is a very private person.

I think that it might be worth trying though the managment company. Maybe we can write a letter to Mary C/O one of the Grand Slams. That might be another way to try can get hold of her.

take care

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post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2004, 07:49 AM
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i'v meet Mary two times the first time was in RG 2000, i saw her in double with martina Hingis against foretz, dechy or cocheteux....i was at the first place and every 3 games she was going on the other side of the court walking just behind me, i was in love.... the second time was this year in the open gaz de france aginst Parra, at the end of the match i'v ask her to sign a photo that i took in RG, i told her that she have made a good comeback match and she told me: "thank you" "nice picture" with her great smile
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noooooooo I want to meet Mary just like you guys
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