All the crowd was with Mary on every shots, every missiles she launched.
Mary made the "Hola" with the crowd when she was serving for the match, during 5 minutes the SL Court was on fire.
Everybody stood up and screamed her name.
Something very rarely Mary encouraged herself in French "Allez, Allez".
She was happy, she was smiling, , she was shining.
She gave an ITW after the match, she said it's good to be at home with a huge smile.
:angel: :angel: :angel:
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:02 PM
She played so well - I am so proud of her!!
She looked great on court, so relaxed and enjoying herself
I loved it when she waved her hands as part of the Mexican wave!!
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:03 PM
I saw the match on tv!
And I taped it:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
She didn't give chances to Silvia.
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:08 PM
great win Mary, I am so proud of you. You have done so well here.
Thanks MOTTA and SABY for your words as well.
MATCH STATS (http://www.frenchopen.org/en/scores/stats/day7/0369ms.html)
What ever happens next Mary I am really so proud and happy for you.
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:11 PM
Serena or Vera wil have to fight against Mary and the crowd united :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
Résumé du match
Farina Elia (ITA) Pierce (FRA)
% de premiers services 48 pour 62 = 77 % 45 pour 61 = 74 %
Aces 0 2
Doubles fautes 3 2
Fautes directes 44 39
% de premiers services gagnants 18 pour 48 = 38 % 32 pour 45 = 71 %
% de seconds services gagnants 9 pour 14 = 64 % 5 pour 16 = 31 %
Points gagnants (dont services) 10 24
Balles de break converties 1 pour 6 = 17 % 5 pour 15 = 33 %
Montée à la volée 2 pour 4 = 50 % 6 pour 12 = 50 %
Total des points gagnés 51 72
Service le plus rapide 155 km/h 174 km/h
Vitesse moyenne du premier service 135 km/h 152 km/h
Vitesse moyenne du second service 125 km/h 124 km/h
:angel: :angel: :angel:
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:18 PM
ALLEZ MARY!! BEAT SERENA!!!!
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:28 PM
I really hope that they'll show Mary's match here in the states, but I doubt it.
It's really getting on my nerves, she's playing so great and I don't get to see it :(
Q. You came here just saying you're going to enjoy it, now you're in the quarters. Do you have something else in mind now?
MARY PIERCE: Well, it's incredible for me because in one way I'm not surprised because I'm confident in myself and my own game, but also the tournament is not finished yet. Of course, I'm in the quarters, but it's not over. For me, it's a bit unbelievable. I'm not at my best level. I had problems before coming in here. I was not physically fit. It's totally incredible. As soon as I came here, as soon as I stepped onto the courts, I felt something special, completely different. I'm pumped up when I'm here. I felt immediately that mentally and physically my game was all together and increased in level.
Q. I'll ask the question clearly. Do you believe you have the chance to win this tournament again?
MARY PIERCE: Yes, of course, I always believe I have chances. Of course, we never know what's going to happen. I hope to keep healthy. I'll take it day by day, match by match. I'm not going to go too far into the future for the time being. I'll remain relaxed.
Q. There was a moment at the beginning of the last game where the crowd was doing the wave. You just stood there and watched it all and took it in. What was going through your head as you were about to serve the last game?
MARY PIERCE: What's going through my head is they were having a good time, you know, they were enjoying themselves. It's cool, it's really fun to see that they're having a good time, you know.
Q. It doesn't distract you to take a moment out?
MARY PIERCE: No, for me it's fine. I enjoy it with them, as well, you know. Kind of take it all in stride.
Q. How do you feel physically? Are you feeling any pain at all?
MARY PIERCE: Huh-uh. No, I feel great. I feel great. I played two days in a row, two matches. I feel great. Really happy.
Jun 3rd, 2002, 03:17 AM
Keep firing Mary -
I am sure they will show the match MelissaTorresFan as Serena is playing
I hope we get it here in Australia!!!
Jun 3rd, 2002, 12:26 PM
I hope that ESPN will show that match, I do not have much hope. As I am sure they do not like Mary. But if they do I am taking the day off work.