Did anyone get any pics of Mary from the match, I mean NET CAMS pics
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:25 AM
mary play well~
Jan 14th, 2003, 03:14 AM
Here is a link to the match stats
MATCH STATS (http://www.ausopen.org/en_AU/scores/stats/day2/0279ms.html)
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:34 AM
I have started the Australian Open 2003 on my site and have two sections for it
Started a NET CAM picture gallery for the Australian Open 2003 enter here (http://www.mary-pierce.org/NetCam_Pictures/Australian%20Open%202003/australian_open_2003.htm)
Started a normal picture gallery for the Australian Open 2003 enter here (http://www.mary-pierce.org/AUopen_2003/australian_open_2003.htm)
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:02 AM
M. PIERCE/P. Wartusch
MODERATOR: Questions for Mary.
Q. Where do you think your game is at the moment, Mary?
MARY PIERCE: Good question. I feel like I'm playing pretty well, and at the same time I feel like I'm far from where I want to be. You know, I am where I am right now. Just make the best of it.
I think what's missing -- well, what I need is just to play a lot of matches. I haven't played a lot, so I feel like I need matches.
Q. You still have the same hunger?
MARY PIERCE: Oh, definitely. I think a lot more now than I had, gosh, I don't know, before my injuries, I guess. It's hard to say. Before I had my injuries, I won the French Open, so...
But I think definitely not having played a lot in the last couple years has just made me really just want to play, you know, excited just to be out here and competing.
Q. A lot of good memories for you coming back here?
MARY PIERCE: Oh, yeah. I love playing here. Just on so many courts, I have so many memories of matches that I've played. This morning I saw some highlights I was playing. They show the year I won in '95. Just a lot of great memories, a lot of great feelings here. I love being here and playing here.
Q. Birthday tomorrow. Any special plans?
MARY PIERCE: No.
Q. Just get ready for the next match?
MARY PIERCE: Yeah. I haven't made any special plans.
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:24 AM
Good win and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!!!
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:58 AM
I am so glad Mary won!
Keep going. Happy Birthday to you! :-)
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:06 AM
Well done Mary - good luck against Chanda :D
Jan 14th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Best of luck Mary against Chanda and in the doubles
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:22 PM
Congratulations and go to Mary pierce :) :D :) :D ;) !!!!!
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:29 PM
MARY Pierce easily won her first round match yesterday, but admitted she is nowhere near the form that won her the 1995 Australian Open.
Pierce has had a horrible two years with injuries and is just starting to get fit after limited match practice.
"I feel like I'm playing really well, but at the same time I feel like I'm far from where I want to be," she said yesterday.
Once a top 10 regular, Pierce sits at No 50. But she hasn't lost the hunger that made her a star in the mid-1990s.
"Not playing a lot in the past couple of years has just made me want to play," said Pierce, who turns 28 today.
At her peak, Pierce was also a trendsetter. She led the return of the one-piece dress and took risks that changed tennis fashion.
These days she wears the standard Nike dress, which other veteran players Amanda Coetzer and Lindsay Davenport are wearing this tournament.
Pierce has fond memories of her 1995 victory.
"I saw highlights they were showing when I won here in '95 this morning," she said. "There's just a lot of great memories."
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:32 PM
I have just added two new photo of Mary:bounce: to my site:
Jan 15th, 2003, 01:32 PM
Good luck Mary! You can do it!
Jan 15th, 2003, 05:45 PM
Happy Birthday Mary you aare such an :angel:
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:43 PM
Pierce gets early gift
Tuesday, 14 January, 2003
by Kevin Diggerson
Most people spoil themselves with a small present on their birthday. Mary Pierce decided to give herself an early present of a different kind. Pierce, who turns 28 on Wednesday, opened her Australian Open campaign with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 victory over Patricia Wartusch on Show Court Two.
Pierce, who won the 1995 Australian Open title, is on the comeback trail after a series of injuries and appears capable of recapturing the form that took her to both the Australian and French Open during the 1990s.
"I feel like I am playing pretty well, and at the same time I feel like I'm far from where I want to be,"Pierce said of her form and her goals.
"I think what's missing, well what I need, is just to play a lot of matches. I haven't played a lot so I feel like I need matches."
Pierce has seen her ranking drop to No.50 as she battles back from abdominal and back ailments that have hampered her during the past two years. Still among the most talented players on tour, Pierce's hunger and determination to succeed have increased in proportion to her time away from the game.
"Oh definitely,"she said when asked if she has more desire for the game.
"I think a lot more now than I had before my injuries. I think definitely not having played a lot in the last couple of years has just made me really want to play, you know, excited just to be out here competing."
When at her peak, Pierce rose as high as No.3 in the rankings, and was a regular contender for Grand Slam titles. Her combination of power and grace made her a fan favourite throughout the world, but her strongest support seemed to come in Melbourne.
Pierce and the Melbourne Park crowd share a mutual love affair, with Pierce often producing her best at the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific. Now competing at her 10th Australian Open, Pierce has reached the quarter-finals or better five times, and boasts an impressive 35-9 record at Melbourne Park, providing a range of memorable moments that come flooding back
"I love playing here," Pierce enthused." Just on so many courts, I have so many memories of matches that I've played. This morning I saw some highlights - they were showing the year I won in '95. Just a lot of great memories (here), a lot of great feelings here. I love being here and playing here."
Pierce will face Chanda Rubin in the second-round on Thursday, and no doubt she will be looking to extend her birthday celebrations by adding new successes to her fond memories of the Australian Open.
Jan 16th, 2003, 01:03 AM
Go Mary!! I am torn between you and Chanda but I know you can do it!
Jan 16th, 2003, 02:39 AM
I wonder if i could as a favour, if anyone is going to be here for Mary's match, if you could save the NET CAM PICS of Mary.
As I have to go out and I will miss the match.
my E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 16th, 2003, 03:34 AM
Mark - I'll do my best for ya!! Hang in there buddy!!
Chris aka HugeMaryFan
Jan 16th, 2003, 07:06 AM
HugeMaryFan thank you so much for making the effort.
I am so sorry Mary lost her match, especially after the first set. Best of luck to Mary in the doubles.
Jan 16th, 2003, 08:21 AM
Mark - I have sent you the photos!! Shame abot our girl but she showed promise and if she stays fit she'll get back to the top soon
Jan 16th, 2003, 09:02 AM
Thank you so much for all your efforts, it is so much appriciated.
She showed some promoise, I heard she had a time out due to Blisters I think.
Jan 16th, 2003, 09:38 AM
Hi all again,
I have updated my site again, with pics from the Australian Open, including a selection of NET CAM pictures. SEE HERE (http://www.mary-pierce.org/AUopen_2003/australian_open_2003.htm)
I have also added a new Trading card of Mary, which on won on EBAY a few hours ago. It is a "Pro Net Australian Open 2003" TO SEE (http://www.mary-pierce.org/Collection/Trading%20Cards/trading_cards.htm)
I have also added Added 12 new photo to the Rogers AT&T Cup 2002 tournament SEE HERE (http://www.mary-pierce.org/RogersAT&TCup_2002/page_2.htm)
Jan 16th, 2003, 02:10 PM
It was a very good match for Mary because it proved she can still compete with the best of them and her game is still very dangerous.
I think she will be back in top ten as long as she sheds those excess pounds that are currently hindering her movement.
But good job Mary:bounce: !
Jan 16th, 2003, 02:53 PM
Mary was striking the ball well and with good accuracy. She can play with anyone in the first set but her fitness inhibits her late in matches.
I think she will be a contender at the French if she stays completely healthy until then. If she's healthy she'll play more matches and get fitter.
She's also playing doubles with a great partner so that will help her get more matches in.