The season of Mary Pierce starts at the end of January. The French player doesn't participate in any preparation tournaments before the Australian Open.
She said: I really want to be with my family and I want to stay home as much as I can.
The world number five is training the next four weeks in Paris, and then she will fly to Melbourne, to get used to the Rebound Ace, where she won the title in 1995.
That's news about Mary Pierce that has been confirmed by Belgian teletext.
Dec 14th, 2005, 06:58 AM
could be a good or a bad move. i think it's sensible because she played a lot last year, she's not prone to early upsets, and in reality is more likely to get injured playing a lead up.
Dec 14th, 2005, 07:24 AM
I think she really wants to stay at home. Good luck Mary! :wavey:
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:34 AM
I think it's a good idea. A rested Mary is very deadly. She proved it at the US Open and WTA Champs. She didn't play any tournaments a couple of weeks before each of these abd made the final of both.
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Recapture the cup and glory of 1995 Mary!
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Good luck Mary...!!:angel:
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:45 AM
goo Mary :D
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:47 AM
It seems like a smart idea now that she is a high seed and theoretically shouldnt have to tough an opponent in the first 2 or 3 rounds so that she can really play herself into the tournament and indeed the 2006 season.
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Mary wouldn't want to leave it too late, by the time She goes thru Her routine the Aussie Open will be half over :eek:
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:00 PM
I think in the past she's done well at the AO without tune-ups. I could see her getting to the quarters.
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:03 PM
I would love to see Mary do well here, SF at least.
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:31 PM
It would be great to see Mary atleast reach the Q/F. :hearts:
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Smart move :)
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Look at her schedule of 2005 she mostly played just the biggest tournaments, so this news is not a surprise...
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:51 PM
She's not a teenager. Resting is crucial. Good move :yeah:
Dec 14th, 2005, 12:53 PM
If she's starting at the end of January she'll MISS the Aussie Open, which starts on 16 January :lol:
Dec 14th, 2005, 01:51 PM
good luck Mary :bounce:
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:16 PM
I'd love to see Mary play a preparation tournament and reach the no.4 ranking and then play against Patty in the quarters :)
Dec 14th, 2005, 02:35 PM
I would have liked to see her play Sydney but oh well
Mary should play Tokyo for some easy ranking points