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Mark Spruce
Jul 7th, 2004, 03:14 AM
The match is this weekend, between the 10th and 11th of July.

The French Team:

Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Emilie Loit
Tatiana Golvin

The Italian Team:

Francesca SCHIAVONE (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=20009480)
Tathiana GARBIN (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=20005852)
Silvia FARINA ELIA (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=20001945)
Roberta VINCI (http://www.fedcup.com/teams/player.asp?Player=35011866)

Best of Luck to France and best of lucky to Mary (My favourite) !!!!!

regards

Mark

NicoMary
Jul 7th, 2004, 10:30 AM
Great team and good challenge against the italian team which seems to be strong... Who's gonna play in single Amélie sure, but between Mary and Tatiana????

motta
Jul 7th, 2004, 10:38 AM
I think Mary will play. Tatiana is too young and Mary's ranking is better. Tatiana is a great player and defeated Schiavone 6/0 6/1 or something like this at Wimbledon but I still think that Mary will be selected.

Piotrek
Jul 7th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Best of luck to France
I hope Mary will play

remyremy
Jul 7th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Girls will play on clay. So logically Mary will play. But don't underestimate Guy Forget's stupidity... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: The other point is that Mary must be motivate and feel good enough to play. I hope she will. It was so sad to see her on a chair, watching Dechy playing against Germany :mad: :mad: :mad: Never again !!! Courage Mary :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: , and don't forgot to :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tompier
Jul 8th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Go Girls :bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jul 8th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Best of luck Girls and I hope that so much Mary will play.

regards

Mark

NicoMary
Jul 9th, 2004, 11:39 AM
Mary Pierce will play in single and double!!!!:eek: :bounce: :worship:


After Mauresmo/Farina...Mary will face Francesca Schiavone...a tough opponent on clay:eek:

On sunday
Mauresmo/ Schiavone
Pierce:hearts: /Farina
Pierce loit/Schiavone Farina

Mariangelina
Jul 9th, 2004, 12:49 PM
Allez La France! :bounce:

The Italians are tough opponents, but if the French ladies play well, they have this in the bag.

Allez Amélie et Mary!!!

Mark Spruce
Jul 9th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Mary Will do it !!!!!!!!!! :bolt:

regards

Mark

ali
Jul 9th, 2004, 01:53 PM
Good luck to the French team!


I'm expecting some close matches but I'm sure that Amelie and Mary will lead France to victory :)


http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1291_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1292_gallery.JPG


http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1294_gallery.JPG

:hearts:

ali
Jul 9th, 2004, 03:00 PM
Another photo of Mary :)


http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/FedCupItalie/photos/Pierceschiavone.jpg

Wizzy Maryfan
Jul 9th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Mary has got long hair now :D

Mark Spruce
Jul 9th, 2004, 05:14 PM
I love it when Mary has long hair.

Long hair suits Mary much better than short her :clap2:

regards

Mark

NicoMary
Jul 9th, 2004, 06:19 PM
I love it when Mary has long hair.

Long hair suits Mary much better than short her :clap2:

regards

Mark

Idem i do think that Mary is much more :hearts: attractive:hearts: with long hair!!!!!

Andy.
Jul 9th, 2004, 10:36 PM
i also agree it makes mary look like one of the most beautiful and regal women in tennis when she has long hair

Wizzy Maryfan
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:30 AM
I think she was very beautiful and attractive with her short-hair !

It's good to have seen Mary with different hair cut :hearts:

ashwu
Jul 10th, 2004, 10:56 AM
when will the game start?

Mark Spruce
Jul 10th, 2004, 05:13 PM
France have taken a 2-0 lead, with momo beat Silvia Farina Elia 62 61 in just over an hour.

And just now Mary won in straight sets over Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-4

I am so happy that Mary won he match :angel: :wavey: :wavey: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

regards

Mark

MissTennisFan
Jul 10th, 2004, 05:24 PM
:bounce: Well done, Mary! :bounce:

ali
Jul 10th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Great win for Mary :D


I was saying on the Fed Cup page that I often forget that Mary is kind of the underdog in these matches because she's ranked lower than her opponents.

A fantastic result :D

remyremy
Jul 10th, 2004, 06:02 PM
oh yeah, an ugly match but a good win on Francesca ranked #15. Mary didn't seem realy great (no smiles and she didn't talk much with G.Forget). But according to our presentators, Mary plays really great since she is in Remini :kiss: . G.Forget even said that sometimes, when they practice, Mary is too strong and powerful for him :worship: :worship: :worship: . Today Mary was not wonderful, but courageous and quite determined. She didn't moove realy great but she ran on every difficult ball. In conclusion, Mary's talent was good enough today to beat Francesca :angel: . So imagine what would happened if she played like she did against Russia or usa!

I'd like to have your opinion about one point : Is it me or Mary's returns are not so powerful and so efficient than last year. In 2003, I think that Mary was more and more confident and I think that she won a lot of matches thank to her returns (for exemple in Fed Cup 2003). She doesn't seem so aggressive on the returns this year. Am I wrong ? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Mark Spruce
Jul 10th, 2004, 06:04 PM
MissTennisFan,

Have not heard from you in a while. I hope that you are doing OK. I have a little news for you.

take care


GO MARY !!!!:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

MissTennisFan
Jul 10th, 2004, 06:46 PM
Hi Mark, how have you been? I will send you an e-mail shortly...

Remy, thanks so much for the report, are the matches being televized in France?

remyremy
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:02 PM
yes, matches are televised on sport+in france, maybe there are on Rai (1, 2 or 3). But saddly, if Mauresmo win her match tomorrow, they won't show the other matches. I'll tell you.
If someone has questions about the match....

ali
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the report Remy. Following it on the live scoreboard it seemed a really close match, but Mary got a lot of first serves in and was pretty comfortable on all but a couple of service games.



I'd like to have your opinion about one point : Is it me or Mary's returns are not so powerful and so efficient than last year. In 2003, I think that Mary was more and more confident and I think that she won a lot of matches thank to her returns (for exemple in Fed Cup 2003). She doesn't seem so aggressive on the returns this year. Am I wrong ? :confused: :confused: :confused:
I thought Mary returned excellently in last years Fed Cup final, any short serves were severely punished. Francesca's first serve % was so low today (about 40%) but Mary didn't seem to be taking advantage. Obviously I didn't see the match so I can't really comment, but having seen her play at Wimbledon, it seemed fine to me. In her doubles matches she was firing winners off the return quite often.

So in short - I don't know! :shrug: ;)

Mark Spruce
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:26 PM
Well also maybe, Mary was nervous today, as hoping to win to put France up 2-0 and a good chance for the next round.

Well lets see how Mary does tommorow. BEST OF LUCK.

regards

Mark

WELL ONE THING WE KNOW

MARY WON TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

foreva lindsay
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:27 PM
:yeah: momo congrats :D:D:D

Mark Spruce
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:58 PM
Hi Mark, how have you been? I will send you an e-mail shortly...

Remy, thanks so much for the report, are the matches being televized in France?Hello :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

I have been sort of OK thanks. I will look forward to your E-mail.

take care

Mark

ali
Jul 10th, 2004, 07:59 PM
A couple of photos from the match :)


http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/FedCupItalie/photos/mary.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1373_gallery.JPG

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1372_gallery.JPG

Tompier
Jul 10th, 2004, 09:11 PM
Good job girls :bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jul 11th, 2004, 04:22 AM
Yes well done Girls !!!!!!!!!!

I just love Mary ypeeeeeeeee

Best of luck later on today.

To me Mary looks so fit !!!!!

regards

Mark

ashwu
Jul 11th, 2004, 06:21 AM
i don't think she will have to play today :)

Mark Spruce
Jul 11th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Loit is playing the last singles rubber.

Mark

ali
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Mary and Tati are playing the doubles :)


Nice that everyone on the team has had chance to play

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1420_gallery.JPG

ali
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:10 PM
Oops, they lost the first set 6-0


Obviously too much :drink: :aparty: going on! ;)

Mark Spruce
Jul 12th, 2004, 03:56 AM
Let lost the 2nd in a tie break.

But it was great that every one got a game and some experience. I am so happy that Mary won. The Italian Captain said that Mary's game was so important.

regards

Mark

Piotrek
Jul 12th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Congrats girls :worship:

mamno_MARYFAN
Jul 12th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Congrats Mary...well done!!!!:worship: :worship:

I'm glad that Mary and the French team had a great time !!!!:D

And I think Mary look divine with her hair and her hairband...gorgeous, as always!!!!:hearts:

Go Mary!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jul 12th, 2004, 05:25 PM
DIVINE !!!!!!!!!!

What a great description of our Mary.

Mark