PDA

View Full Version : Mary Pierce is AMERICAN?


tennisIlove09
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:35 AM
Serena Williams cruises at Bausch & Lomb tennis
April 7, 2004

AMELIA ISLAND, Florida (Ticker) - Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/) picked up where she left off in Miami.

Williams, the No. 2 seed, began a quest for her second straight title with a 6-3, 6-1 rout of fellow American Mary Pierce (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/160/) in the second round of the $585,000 Bausch & Lomb Championship.

Williams returned to competitive tennis last week after missing eight months due to knee surgery and captured the NASDAQ-100 Open, her first title since last year's victory at Wimbledon.

ADVERTISEMENT
on error resume next if ( 5 = 3 ) then plugin = ( IsObject(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.3")))if (( 5

tennisjunky
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:41 AM
Mary Pierce
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Grew up and raised in: USA
Competes Internationaly for: France
Curently lives in: Paris, France and Bradenton, Florida, USA
US and Canadian Citizen, and I'm assuming she must have citizenship for France as well since she competes for that country as well.

doby
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:43 AM
Mary Pierce
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Grew up and raised in: USA
Competes Internationaly for: France
Curently lives in: Paris, France and Bradenton, Florida, USA
US and Canadian Citizen, and I'm assuming she must have citizenship for France as well since she competes for that country as well.
Yeah,Mary has a threesome going on with her citizenship[s]

CanadianBoy21
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:43 AM
She is ONLY Canadian. :fiery: ;)
I don't know why she is not representing Canada!!!!!!!!
In France they have tennis players, here they don't.
I still like Mary Pierce. ;)

bw2082
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:45 AM
Mary's as French as French (errr.. Freedom) fries :o

Just_Love
Apr 8th, 2004, 06:59 AM
She is ONLY Canadian. :fiery: ;)
I don't know why she is not representing Canada!!!!!!!!
In France they have tennis players, here they don't.
I still like Mary Pierce. ;)
France does have tennis players, French players just can't win slams. I like Mary too, but I do hope she will one day realize that she was born in Canada. We dont mind her speaking French at all.

Jakeev
Apr 8th, 2004, 07:11 AM
Hmmm I have always heard her refered to as an American expatriate not Canadian. Kind of confusing I guess.

"Sluggy"
Apr 8th, 2004, 09:05 AM
Marys mother is french i though. She lives close to me near the Bois de Boulogne. A workout buddy of mine sees her sometimes food shopping.

NicoMary
Apr 8th, 2004, 09:21 AM
PIERCE= FRENCH

A'DAM
Apr 8th, 2004, 10:29 AM
I would say all of that is a bit confusing...

But I still think (dosent matter for which country she plays) she is a great tennis player and i have a lot of respect for her!!!

Just_Love
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:34 PM
PIERCE= FRENCH
as French as Dokic is Australian:)

Declan
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:41 PM
as French as Dokic is Australian:)

No, that's ridiculous. Is one of Dokic's parents Australian? Any cultural/historical links to that country? Mary Pierce is French because she legitimately elected to play for France 14 years ago by virtue of having a French mother. But that doesn't detract from the fact that she spent her formative years in America and was born in Canada - in the French part, note!

SJW
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:53 PM
she sure sounds American :lol:

Mark Spruce
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Mary is French all the way

regards

Mark

"Topaz"
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:00 PM
This situation brings up a parallel one, Dokic's nationality. Dokic was Yugoslavian, then Australian, then potentially English, then back to ... Croatian? Serbian? Herzegovinan? ...I heard talks of her being or contemplating being Australian again ...What is she as of now?

BTW, Mary is de nato Canadian, de jure French, de facto (and de libido ;)) American.

Just_Love
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:01 PM
No, that's ridiculous. Is one of Dokic's parents Australian? Any cultural/historical links to that country? Mary Pierce is French because she legitimately elected to play for France 14 years ago by virtue of having a French mother. But that doesn't detract from the fact that she spent her formative years in America and was born in Canada - in the French part, note!
Just because her mother is French does not change the fact that she was born in Montreal. I dont understand how it works, but most countries determine one's nationality by the birthplace first, then by dad's nationality than mom's. So the whole point of becoming French i guess will be to avoid tax? It's not like we dont have the facilities, we did develop men's Olympic gold medalist, one of which is from Montreal, and she doesnt have the problems Martina had, the old one had to find political protection, the young one's mom Melanie moved away because of that. It just makes me wonder why? She is lucky she at least has fans with her French Open and Austrlian Open titles. Just look at Greg and see how Canadians feel about him.

UDiTY
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:06 PM
Mary was born in Canada, and her parents are French. But she is pretty much American and considered so in a lot of the important people in tennis' eyes.

She has been living in the US for awhile.:p

SJW
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:07 PM
Just look at Greg and see how Canadians feel about him.
please take greg back :(:)

QuicKyMonSter
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:13 PM
i'm one of those cases!! i'm belgian, was born in peru, and am growin' up in spain...!

alexusjonesfan
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Just because her mother is French does not change the fact that she was born in Montreal. I dont understand how it works, but most countries determine one's nationality by the birthplace first, then by dad's nationality than mom's. So the whole point of becoming French i guess will be to avoid tax? It's not like we dont have the facilities, we did develop men's Olympic gold medalist, one of which is from Montreal, and she doesnt have the problems Martina had, the old one had to find political protection, the young one's mom Melanie moved away because of that. It just makes me wonder why? She is lucky she at least has fans with her French Open and Austrlian Open titles. Just look at Greg and see how Canadians feel about him. She didn't change nationalities because of tax laws, she changed it because of daddy Jim Pierce. He had some kind of dispute with the USTA (he's American) when she was around 12-13 and took her to France. She was born in Montréal and has a French mother but I think they moved back to the US soon after. She's lived mostly in the US and France.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Serena Williams cruises at Bausch & Lomb tennis
April 7, 2004

AMELIA ISLAND, Florida (Ticker) - Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/) picked up where she left off in Miami.

Williams, the No. 2 seed, began a quest for her second straight title with a 6-3, 6-1 rout of fellow American Mary Pierce (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/160/) in the second round of the $585,000 Bausch & Lomb Championship.

Williams returned to competitive tennis last week after missing eight months due to knee surgery and captured the NASDAQ-100 Open, her first title since last year's victory at Wimbledon.

ADVERTISEMENT
on error resume next if ( 5 = 3 ) then plugin = ( IsObject(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.3")))if (( 5
WHEN IT'S CONVIENT?

She's French, when she's doing well.

Infiniti2001
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Who else has this many choices as far as what country to live in? Mary can pick up and move as she pleases-- that's one lucky gal if you asked me :p

venusfan
Apr 8th, 2004, 06:00 PM
It's all about Taxes

Hulet
Apr 8th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Mary's as French as French (errr.. Freedom) fries :o
Didn't french fries originated in Belgium or something? Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

Serendy Willick
Apr 8th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Marys mother is French, Mary herself was born in Montreal, Quebec, but Jim Pierce is American, particularly from the South.

bw2082
Apr 9th, 2004, 02:03 AM
Didn't french fries originated in Belgium or something? Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

And did Mary originate in France? :o