WELL DONE MARY ON A GREAT WIN !!!!!!!!
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Pierce steamrolls Kapros
Saturday, June 1, 2002
2000 champion Mary Pierce ended the dream run of Hungarian qualifier Aniko Kapros on Friday, moving into the fourth round with a swift 6-3 6-0 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Pierce steamrolled her 179-ranked opponent in 46 minutes, cracking 19 winners and dominating with a powerful service game that produced a fastest delivery of 173 km/h. More solid, consistent and intense than her inexperienced opponent today, Pierce extends her winning streak at Roland Garros to ten matches.
Kapros, making her main draw debut here, could regain none of the form that had seen her sensationally upset No5 seed Justine Henin in the first round earlier in the week. The 18-year-old Hungarian was overwhelmed by the enormity of playing 'Queen Mary' on center court, committing 31 unforced errors and hitting just seven winners.
Currently ranked No132 after a back injury forced her off tour for most of last year, Pierce received a wildcard into this event. She will now meet No9 seed Silvia Farina Elia, who beat No17 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn in straight sets early Friday.
Pierce was born in Montreal Canada, but resides in Florida, USA.
Pierce won at least one singles title in eight of ten years (1991-2000).
At Roland Garros 2000, Pierce beat world No1 Martina Hingis in the semifinal and No5seed Conchita Martinez in the final.
Pierce reached the final here in 1994, falling to Arantza Sanchez-Vicario.
Pierce converted five of seven break point opportunities.
Kapros is coached by her father, Atilla.
Kapros's mother Aniko Kery won a bronze medal in gymnastics at the 1972 Olympic Games.
Kapros won the 2000 Australian Open junior singles and doubles titles.
Kapros converted one of two break point opportunities.