View Full Version : Mary PIERCE def. Julia VAKULENKO 4-6 7-6(7) 9-7

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
:sad: < tears of happiness.

Great match by Julia! Mary saved a match point in the tiebreaker in the second set, not before losing a set point. Finally converted on her 4th set point in the tiebreaker. Mary served for the match at 7-6 in the third but Julia managed to break back. Broke again and at 8-7, she finally did it!!


Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
well done MARY!!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:55 PM
Mary!!! Well done!!!:bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:55 PM
Mary! :worship:

love you to bits!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:56 PM
EVERY 5 YEARS!! Keep the dream alive!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:56 PM
What fight from Maryyyyyyyy!!


Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Mary :banana:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Tight tough match... keep it up Mah-ree!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:58 PM
:yeah: Mary

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:58 PM
Wow great fighting Mary. :D

Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:59 PM
Julia :sad: :sad: :sad:
I want to die !!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:00 PM
what a match :bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:01 PM
Nice fight from Mary but I think her run at Wimbledon is over in the third round.

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:02 PM
:clap2: :banana: Bravo Mary!! :banana: :clap2:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:03 PM
Julia was fantastic! :)

Mary showed a lot guts and maturity that I hope she retains for the rest of the tournament. So proud of how she fought til the very end. :D

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:03 PM
Mary :hearts:

It was hilarious watching David with a cigarette behind his ear waiting to light it up. :hearts:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:03 PM
Julia :sad:. Cant wait for grass next year though. Julia hits so hard this surface helps. Hopefully shell do good this summer.

jimbo mack
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
mary, that was a close call!!!

you are going to have to step it up against ivanovic otherwise you will lose early!

auntie janie
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:06 PM
Oh good, so Mary got through! What a relief! :)

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:08 PM
Allez Mahree :yeah:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:08 PM
Im really glad Julia gave Mary a tough match because 1. Julia is one of my favs and she definitely showed what she can do (especially with her height and power) today and 2. Mary's confidence will be riding high after this huge win. :D

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:10 PM
Mary you did scare me there. So happy you finally won.

Good luck against Ana

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:15 PM
MARY!!!!! YES! :bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:22 PM
Well done. :) Ana will be tough.

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:22 PM
Well done mary

You are a champ girl !!!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:42 PM
that's a pretty darn good win for her! well done.

:sad: but i think her run may have come to an end. ivanovic is TOUGH.

Mark Spruce
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:21 PM
You are the best Mary.

geez I went though so much in that match WOW How much weight did I loose jejej


Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:26 PM
I didn't think Mary would ever break serve! Yay, Mary! :D

Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:37 PM
You are the best Mary.

geez I went though so much in that match WOW How much weight did I loose jejej


Me too LOL !!!

Mark Spruce
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:47 PM
mail you later


Me too LOL !!!

Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:03 PM
Julia :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

Good job, Mary! :D :bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:33 PM
Awesome match! Way to gut it out Mary! :bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:57 PM
Well done Mary :) She played really well when it came down to the wire.

Good luck in round 3 :yeah:

Dana Marcy
Jun 23rd, 2005, 10:36 PM
Fighting off a match point, GO MARY! :yeah:

Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:10 PM
bad for ivanovic IMO. It's well known that invariably Mary plays at close to her peak after getting through matches like this. See Roland Garros from 4th round to quarter-finals and Miami from almost losing to Cervanova in one round to destroying Nadia in the next.

Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:24 PM
The biggest surprise of that outcome was that Julia had nearly twice as many winners than Pierce did.

Looks like Vakulenko really went for it today and that the unforced errors probably sealed her loss.

Anyone hear actually see the match?

Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:31 PM
That was close!! wtg, Mary. Good fight in the 3rd.:yeah:

Jun 24th, 2005, 01:00 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Very lucky Mary!! :worship: :kiss: :hearts:

Jun 24th, 2005, 01:34 AM
I went to the match. I also saw all three of Julia's qualifying matches too. She has been playing really awesome tennis. Her serve has got to be one of the best in the Women's game and she was really letting rip with the forehand. There was nothing between them really. She probably would have won if not for a dropshot played at 5-4 and serving in the 2nd set tiebreak. Her dropshot has been terrible the whole tournament and really is a shot to keep on the practice courts. The good thing is that if she can keep this form by next year she will be firmly within the top 50.

Jun 24th, 2005, 01:41 AM
I have always thought Vakulenko was underranked. I saw her against Capriati at the French one year. She lost, but I thought "wow, this girl is darn good." She disappeared for a few years; it's nice to see her finally back.

Jun 24th, 2005, 02:53 AM
wow congrats Mary , I saw the end of the match, I was really surprised by the score, Mary doesn't play a lot of matches like that , and I m very happy she went through it.
:bounce: way to go Mary :hearts:
And all my faves won today :woohoo: :banana:

Jun 24th, 2005, 03:17 AM
:worship: Mary. Just last year she would have folded in that second set tie-break or screwed up that third set. Now, though, she's fighting for wins and it's great to see. Keep it up Mary, your next match will be tough and very important. I think the winner of that will get into the QF.

Jun 24th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Wow :eek: great save Mary! :)
Good luck vs. Anna :D gonna be tough :o

Jun 24th, 2005, 04:09 AM
Mary :D

Jun 24th, 2005, 12:50 PM
i'm happy vakulenko is back and in good form :yeah: