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How I Met Mary

well.. i'm new here so i wanted to introduce myself by sharing how i met mary!

It all started at the US Open 2005.. i usually go every year to the tournament so i was very excited to see that mary was playing on the day i got tickets.

i've been a fan of mary since i watched her play anke huber in the 90's

i went to have lunch at the US Open club but when i got there i saw that mary was playing so i scrambled away to see her.

she was playing katarina srebotnik at louis armstrong stadium, and she was totally kicking butt.

we had really good seats, and mary was playing excellent

after the match, everyone ran to the front get her autographs. i tried.. sticking my USTA member hat out.. but there were too many people in front of me so i couldnt get close.

mary was very nice (as usual) and signed everyones autograph that was in the front, she even tossed her towels into the stands!!

i felt very upset and disappointed that i couldnt get there in time for an autograph.

but then.. the person i was with decided to go to the back of the stadium to see if we could catch her there.

i was waiting for her with a few other mary fans.. we talked about how much we liked her. it took her a while to get back there and i was very nervous that she wouldnt come.. but a few minutes after srebotnik left.. there was mary!!

mary was smiling and seemed so happy after the win. first, the other mary fans asked to take a picture with her.

mary said of course and hugged them! i thought that was so nice!!

i was so nervous and i could barely get the strength to talk

then, i asked her if she could sign my hat and she said yes

then i told her she was my favorite player and she thanked me

my friend took a picture of her signing my hat

as she walked away some of the other mary fans shouted "you made his day!"
and i shouted "thank you so much!!"

mary smiled and waved at us

for the rest of the day i was so giddy and happy that i finally met mary! it was such a dream come true!!

then later next week i saw her beat dementieva.. it was amazing!

mary is such a kind a caring person, i was so glad that i got to meet her.

i truly hope she comes back stronger than ever

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nice read!
thank you for posting it!
nice to have many MARY pierce fans here!
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Great read! I can imagine how good u must've felt!

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I know how you feel, piercerocks. I met Mary at Eastbourne in 2002. I wouldn't normally approach any player, even my lifetime favourite, but I couldn't help it on the spur of the moment as Mary walked past alone following a practice with Nathalie Dechy. She stopped to chat for a few minutes, and my friend took a photo of us together. I think she truly does appreciate the support she gets from all her fans. I was annoyed with myself for not having taken down my copy of Mary's French autobiography that I'd bought in the grounds the previous year, as it would have been great to have asked her to sign it, but the book stall seller later told me that she'd tried to buy up all the copies of the book that he had as she didn't like it, so I was then glad that I'd not miffed her!!
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Wow. You guys are so lucky to have met Mary. Unfortunately I missed most of her career as I only began following tennis these last few years but she did provide me with some warming memories in 2005.
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Great Story, if Mary won't in Beijing in 2008, I will never have chance to meet her my life

Mary is the most graceful and charming tennis player of the universal, and anyone who love Mary or understand Mary is also a kind gentle one!
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Great Story, if Mary won't in Beijing in 2008, I will never have chance to meet her my life
Unless Mary plays Tier 2 Beijing 07

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Great Story, if Mary won't in Beijing in 2008, I will never have chance to meet her my life
Unless Mary plays Tier 2 Beijing 07

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it's great to know that Mary is treating her fans the same way eveywhere in the world.

Declan did you read her biography? this book sucks i understand why Mary doesn't like it.
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Great story! You are really lucky men.

It`s my dream to see her, but I think it`s imposible for me.
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Thanks piererocks and welcome, it's always nice to have Mary fans.

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I will never get to see Mary
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Wonderfull story
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thank you!
and i'm sure you will all be able to meet her one day : ) !

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"There was this little voice inside of me that just said, 'You're not done. Now's not the time to retire. You still have some great things to accomplish in tennis.'"
the best of the rest..
lindsay DAVENPORT|jelena JANKOVIC|tatiana GOLOVIN|dinara SAFINA|francesca SCHIAVONE|daniela HANTUCHOVA|alona BONDARENKO|anastasia MYSKINA|
elena VESNINA|lucie SAFAROVA|flavia PENNETTA|nathalie DECHY
|andre AGASSI james BLAKE marat SAFIN robby GINEPRI novak DJOKOVIC andy MURRAY|
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nice story

Without the bad days we can never appreciate the good ones.
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