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faboozadoo15
Jun 2nd, 2005, 03:32 PM
Win or lose the final, she's had 2 great weeks of tennis. where will she go from here? proven by her past slam wins, she doesn't get back up to that level again very quickly. could this time be different? other than the french this year, she has no other really good result, and after the french open of course, the clay season is over. will she contend for big titles again, or is this some sort of cloud nine experience for her where she won't be playing at the same level again for the rest of the year?

Nicoleke
Jun 2nd, 2005, 04:27 PM
I don' t know, but all she took, is to her now, and i'm happy for that .....

Elldee
Jun 2nd, 2005, 06:17 PM
Hopefully she'll take advantage of her easier draws from her high ranking and be successful... she should do well on the fast hard courts and at the US Open.

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2005, 06:19 PM
I do not believe she will be able to keep up her Roland Garros form. I see her returning to her form from the past year. Occassionally gets an upset win i.e. against Venus at Olympics and Sharapova at US Open. Other than that nothing special.

Jakeev
Jun 2nd, 2005, 06:23 PM
Mary supposedly in a different place in her life. Win or lose, she will probably become more of a threat on court.

Asmus
Jun 2nd, 2005, 07:22 PM
If she stays healthy, I think she will definitely end the year ranked in the top ten. She will probably have a few good results, maybe a lucky run at the US Open perhaps, but it's a long shot to see her reach a second slam final after age 30. Of course, even this is a long shot, so you never know.

Helen Lawson
Jun 2nd, 2005, 07:25 PM
If Mary wins, they'll crown her Queen of Roland Garros and give her a wing at Versailles.

UDiTY
Jun 2nd, 2005, 07:41 PM
What did she do after her '00 win...nothing.

I haven't been that impressed with her play, Lindsay should have beaten her. But maybe she can prove me wrong in the final.

Calimero377
Jun 2nd, 2005, 07:52 PM
Win or lose the final, she's had 2 great weeks of tennis. where will she go from here? proven by her past slam wins, she doesn't get back up to that level again very quickly. could this time be different? other than the french this year, she has no other really good result, and after the french open of course, the clay season is over. will she contend for big titles again, or is this some sort of cloud nine experience for her where she won't be playing at the same level again for the rest of the year?

Be realistic - this is her swan song.
She will never make the quarters in a slam again.

NicoMary
Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:16 PM
Be realistic - this is her swan song.
She will never make the quarters in a slam again.



PPPPFFFFfff what a stupid comment!!!!:fiery:

You'll see:devil:

Calimero377
Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:18 PM
PPPPFFFFfff what a stupid comment!!!!:fiery:

You'll see:devil:



Wanna bet?

Berlin_Calling
Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:33 PM
What did she do after her '00 win...nothing.

I haven't been that impressed with her play, Lindsay should have beaten her. But maybe she can prove me wrong in the final.

Um, who has had better stats than Mary this tournament? No one. And considering Mary was in the positions up 4-0 in the first set and 5-0 in the second set, Id say that Lindsay had no chance.

stenen
Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:34 PM
What did she do after her '00 win...nothing.


Read this and then you might understand the dilemma why she hasn't had much of a success since RG 2000.

In 2000 she suffered right rotator cuff tendonitis in the summer, forcing her to retire in US Open 4r and withdrew from tournaments for rest of the year.
2001 - Retired during doubles match at Dubai due to tendonitis in both ankles and withdrew from Scottsdale and Indian Wells; withdrew from Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and remainder of season due to chronic inflammation of the lumbar spine.
2002 - Season highlighted by QF finish at Roland Garros as a WC (l. to eventual champion S. Williams), her first Grand Slam QF in two years and stretching her match win-streak there to 11; ranked No. 132, was lowest-ranked player to reach Roland Garros QF since computer rankings began in 1975; plagued by abdominal strain in first quarter of season, returning to Tour at Sarasota; after 1r loss at US Open did not play for remainder of season.2003 - Returned to Tour in Auckland after four-month absence and recorded highest ranking during season at No. 32, her best since May 28, 2001.

pav
Jun 2nd, 2005, 09:07 PM
Hopefully Mary(whatever happened to the name 'Maam'? widely used here once,can now afford some new hair ties,better fitting contacts, and some vitamin pills to speed Her between game time up a bit,still must be great to get this far again

Shenanigans
Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:37 AM
I think this has been a massive effort and achievement from Mary.
She was really struggling at the end of last year, did she not lose in a tier 4 or something in Canada last year and everyone thought her days were numbered?
Venus take note!

Doublebackhand
Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:48 AM
no one gave her a chance 2 weeks ago to be in the final. does it matter if she gets to another slam final? as she said, she is just having fun out there, which is more important after all the injuries the past 3-4 years. allez marie!

tennischick
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:07 AM
better question -- what will this do for the WTA tour? :shrug:

thelittlestelf
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:12 AM
better question -- what will this do for the WTA tour? :shrug:I agree... I love Mary lots and I'm very happy that she's in the final, but I really think it should be a wake up call for the rest of the tour. Not one of the top 6 seeds made it into the semis!

Hopefully the quality of slams on the women's side will increase at Wimbledon, because this slam has been quite ugly.

In spite of that, if Mary avoids injuries I do think she can get back into the top 10, and given her current form she definitely belongs there. Good luck Mary!

blumaroo
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:41 AM
I don't think she will be more consistent since she never was. But when her game is on, I see no reason why she can't make another quarter or even a semi. Even today, she is still one of the heaviest hardhitters out there.

switz
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:48 AM
i think there will still be the occasional bad losses but if she manages to avoid injury there is no reason why her ranking won't get close or in the top 10 considering she has minimal points to defend and has she has a pretty nice break on no.14 in the rankings now.

For some reason i see her doing well at Wimbledon. I know grass is not her best surface but she has certainly got better on it and if you look at her game with her great serve, flat groundstrokes, much improved movement, and very effective volleys i would suggest only the big babes on their game would be too much for her.

anyway all i know is that i am one of the few who still believed in her before this run knowing that her game was still there - and that makes me very happy :)

Berlin_Calling
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:08 AM
Even if Mary loses on Saturday, she will be number 13 on the WTA rankings. With her new attitude, I really believe Mary will enjoy herself more and this run will give her the confidence to keeping up her level. Im positive Mary will hit the top ten this year, because she is so close.

No Name Face
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:29 AM
I hope she has a good year, she deserves it and hopefully she can bump out some of the riff-raff in the top 10.

And hopefully she can beat Henin, but I don't see that one happening.

Rub
Jun 3rd, 2005, 07:11 AM
i hope this does real good for her game... nice to see veterans like davey still giving the nes generation a run for their money!

Julia1968
Jun 3rd, 2005, 07:38 AM
Be realistic - this is her swan song.
She will never make the quarters in a slam again.

Cali, I must agree.

It seems that since Mary's last Grand Slam final, she's been plagued with injuries, personal problems, etc. etc. all during what should have been her prime. A huge missed career opportunity.

She's always been one of the natural power players, but her body and psyche have never been able to keep up.

Mary's done a great job rehab'ing herself to quick form, but I don't see any longevity in it either.

VeeDaQueen
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:15 AM
What will she be ranked if she wins Roland Garros?

mamno_MARYFAN
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:24 AM
The thing is...aren't u guys impressed by the fact that all Mary's hard work for the last 3 years or so have PAYED OFF???:rolleyes:

Jeez...given Mary's circumstances...her undesirable physical condition...and with her determination and self-belief...I think that this is a great achievement foe her....:cool:

So I think Mary will continue playing with a vengance...although she tends to be erratic with her form...she will take nothing but positive attributes and confidence from this tournament after....and I say what better way to continue playing at an age of 30 than that....:angel:

And Cali...don't bring the statistics up again....I'm not interested....:tape:

GO MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:worship:

Stroba
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:54 AM
I feel Pierce still has the talent to be even a top 5 player, but unfortunately I just dont see it happening. Pierce seems to get the best out of her self (at least nowadays) at the most important moments like grandslams and also facing hyped players, she seems to "wake up".

But even if she wins RG, Im afraid we still can expect inconsistent performances from her and a few first-round exits to relatively unknown/low ranked players. Lesser tournaments, even some tier 1s, doesnt seem to motivate her enough IMO. I hope Im wrong though because I enjoy watching her matches when shes playing well.

But if she stays injury-free the whole year I think she could have a shot at making the YEC and a ranking in the top 10.

Good luck tomorrow and in future matches Mary! :wavey: