Please help me! I am a relatively new Mary fan. Who is David and why did he leave, and why won't he return?
Does Mary ever read these messages or leave messages for us?
David Pierce is Mary's brother, he's 18 months her junior. When Mary won the Family Circle Cup and the French Open in 2000, David was coaching her. She got injured later that year and when she came back in 2001 she had a new coach. Mary and David started working together again last year and Mary won two titles, made it to two Grand Slam finals and also the YEC finals -- which by the way I am still desperately trying to forget. Anyway, a couple of months ago, David decided to take some time off and is as yet undecided as to whether he wants to continue coaching Mary full-time.
We're all rooting for him to come back because clearly, it was an arrangement that really worked for Mary and has systematically led to on-court success.
As for Mary reading the messages on this board, I really don't know, on the one hand it would be nice for her to know she has such a loyal fan base but on the other hand, very occasionally people post utter garbage here which, I for one, would rather she didn't see.
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