Mary Pierce on her Match vs Sharapova
Pierce was playing in her first tournament for six moths after tearing ligaments in her foot and found Sharapova too much to handle.
"My legs have been sore for the past few days and they were getting worse and worse," said Pierce. "The trainers advised me to have them taped to prevent any further injury.
"Overall, I'm not satisfied or happy, but maybe it was a bit too soon to return."
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"It was encouraging; it didn't feel too bad," Pierce said. "I'm confident that within a couple of weeks I'll be feeling pretty good about myself and my game. It would have been nice, of course, to defend my title and win here, but I did my best."