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Mark Spruce
Jun 1st, 2002, 02:57 PM

Here at some stats on the match:

Pierce steamrolls Kapros
Saturday, June 1, 2002

2000 champion Mary Pierce ended the dream run of Hungarian qualifier Aniko Kapros on Friday, moving into the fourth round with a swift 6-3 6-0 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Pierce steamrolled her 179-ranked opponent in 46 minutes, cracking 19 winners and dominating with a powerful service game that produced a fastest delivery of 173 km/h. More solid, consistent and intense than her inexperienced opponent today, Pierce extends her winning streak at Roland Garros to ten matches.

Kapros, making her main draw debut here, could regain none of the form that had seen her sensationally upset No5 seed Justine Henin in the first round earlier in the week. The 18-year-old Hungarian was overwhelmed by the enormity of playing 'Queen Mary' on center court, committing 31 unforced errors and hitting just seven winners.

Currently ranked No132 after a back injury forced her off tour for most of last year, Pierce received a wildcard into this event. She will now meet No9 seed Silvia Farina Elia, who beat No17 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn in straight sets early Friday.

Stats (http://www.frenchopen.org/en/scores/stats/day6/0357ms.html)

Pierce was born in Montreal Canada, but resides in Florida, USA.
Pierce won at least one singles title in eight of ten years (1991-2000).
At Roland Garros 2000, Pierce beat world No1 Martina Hingis in the semifinal and No5seed Conchita Martinez in the final.
Pierce reached the final here in 1994, falling to Arantza Sanchez-Vicario.
Pierce converted five of seven break point opportunities.
Kapros is coached by her father, Atilla.
Kapros's mother Aniko Kery won a bronze medal in gymnastics at the 1972 Olympic Games.
Kapros won the 2000 Australian Open junior singles and doubles titles.
Kapros converted one of two break point opportunities.

Jun 1st, 2002, 03:16 PM
Check Mary Vs. Anikos I posted some stuffs too

Give credit to Kapros for not experiencing a natural letdown after upsetting Justine Henin. In the second round, the Hungarian outlasted French teen Virginie Razzano in three sets. But it's one thing to beat another inexperienced player on a show court and it's another to take down Mary, Queen of Paris here. Although Pierce is not in top shape and still appears to be months away from her top form, the crowds have adopted the 2000 champ now and she feeds off their energy. Stroke to stroke, Kapros should be able to hang with Mary in long rallies, but must serve very well to stay in the match. The Olympic gymnast's daughter has deceptive power and is quicker than she looks at first glance, but her second serve is a liability, which feeds into Pierce's strength, her blowtorch return. Kapros must try to extend the points as long as possible and try to wear Pierce out, but also must be careful not to softball the big Frenchwoman. Pierce and the Parisian fans in straight sets.

:angel: :angel: :angel:

Mark Spruce
Jun 1st, 2002, 08:57 PM
Thanks SABY !!!!!!!!!!

I am sorry that I missed folloing Marys match on the Live Scoreboard



Jun 1st, 2002, 10:35 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:46 AM
Well done Mary!!!:)