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Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Mary beat Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-1

yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Well done Mary

regards

Mark

The Last Unicorn
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:27 PM
Fantastic result so far!

m_pierce fan
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:27 PM
yeah!!Mary is playing reeeeeallll goooooood right now...:D:D...
Next up is Vee or Miss Craybas...Mary rocks!!!

ashwu
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:29 PM
well done mary!!!!

lizzymarie
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:29 PM
That's our queen.... Go Mary :bounce:

DomenicDemaria
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Hi everyone! I'm new and I'm a big fan of Mary.
Well done Mary on a great result. Hope you can go all the way!

Frenchragazzo
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:31 PM
I'm soooooooooooooo happy... Her second QF in London... 9 years after the first one !!! :bounce: :bounce: :worship:
Did somebody see the match ?? Did Mary play great ?
Anyway, that's a great result, and Mary should be close to be in the top 10 again, shouldn't she ??

BRAVO MARY!!!! :) :)

NicoMary
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:32 PM
That is just too easy for MARY:rolleyes: LOLL

Congratulations GIRL....you're so strong and confident right now:hearts::worship::bounce:

sebbe
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:38 PM
This is incredible....never thought 2 months ago that Mary would first reach final in RG and now quaters in Wimbledon. I'm so happy for Mary and that she is playing so good.
So good stats... 27 winners and just 11 ue. Looks good for the quaters probably against Venus. It will be a very tough match but Mary defenetly has a chance.

Good Luck in next round

Edman
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:39 PM
OMG
mary is just amazing and i think every players would be scared of her
come on, now rush into semis~~

JMC
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:46 PM
:bounce: :lol: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Yepeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee good job girl :eek: YOU ARE THE BEST :hearts: SIMPLY!!!!!!!!

I am so happy and sooooooooooo confident for next round :cool: she can do it :fiery:

Incredible this come back since RG ! :lick: .................

cakiteror
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:47 PM
nice,very nice!
she didnt let Flavia surprise her!
THATS OUR MARY!

DomenicDemaria
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:47 PM
I think Mary can win the tournament!
Hopefully her pattern continues
Lose a final, Win Australian Open '95, Lose a final, Win Roland Garros '00, Lose a final, Win Wimbledon '05?????????

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Our Mary !!!!!

Thanks for letting me keep me sanity today LOL

Great match

Well done

Best of luck for the enxt match

one match at a time

regards

Mark

Declan
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:53 PM
I unusually turned on the TV and saw the lengthy 4-3 game in the first set. I knew then that Mary would win: she seemed SO focussed and determined. When she'd won it I confidently went swimming with the score at 5-3...I've just come in and seen the score: AMAZING!!!! Hey, maybe my nerves will let me watch ALL tomorrow's Quarter-Final!!!!

DomenicDemaria
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:02 PM
I know thank god she won it so easy. I almost died of a heart attack in her 2nd Round especially when she was match point down in da tiebreak and she lost serve serving for the match.

rsunderji
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:18 PM
this is something, great play Mary, look at the winners versus ue, that's crazy! Good job, stay focused and yeah, ONE MATCH AT A TIME!!

aimee20
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:47 PM
I'm looking forward to QF now :bounce:

Andy.
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Mary is on fire. She is finally back after all these years to the player of old. Great to see. Well done Mary keep it going girl.

Agassi Fan
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Allez Mary!

MaryPierceFan
Jun 27th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Wow!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I'm so happy! Mary is amazing!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss: Great match! :lick: She is in QF at Wimbledon! :bounce: So cool! Go girl! You can do it!

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 02:51 PM
who could mary face next ??

Mark

AK-DH Fan
Jun 27th, 2005, 02:55 PM
who could mary face next ??

Mark

She'll face Venus. Good Job Mary!!!!!!!!! :)

pierce_fanatic
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Congratulations to Mary for making the quarters !

Lets hope Mary can beat Venus *fingers crossed*

:worship: Mary :worship:

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Hello

Thank you very much.

it is going to be a very hard match for Mary. But with all of our extra cheering and prayers I know she can do it.

Have fun tommorow Mary. I am sure that you will play centre court.

Mark
She'll face Venus. Good Job Mary!!!!!!!!! :)

rsunderji
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:25 PM
Anyone know what time the match is slated for?

saby
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
yes our Diva is coming back !!!
Congratulation Mary

Now you have to "Eclipse" Venus

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Olympics 2004

Mark

Jackaboo
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Wow, this is fantastic news. I'm just back from a week's vacation where I had no access to television, newspapers or Internet, and first thing I see is that Mary is in the quarters! :)
Great job and good luck to Mary against Venus! It could be a difficult match but we know Mary can win it.

saby
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:44 PM
I taped the match and I watched it few minutes, man !!! Mary was on fire, until 3/3 in the first it was very tied, but after Mary just hit terrific shots, Flavia played very good, but she was completly overpowered in second set at 3/1.

During the match journalists said so much good words about Mary, they even said "Venus and the spanish team" should watch out because Mary is on fire

They said Mary should be ranked around 10th with a quarter at Wimbledon...

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Hi Saby,

Thanks so much for the small report, and I am so glad that Mary is having kind words said about her from reporters.

Mark

Ambrosia
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:37 PM
I taped the match and I watched it few minutes, man !!! Mary was on fire, until 3/3 in the first it was very tied, but after Mary just hit terrific shots, Flavia played very good, but she was completly overpowered in second set at 3/1.

During the match journalists said so much good words about Mary, they even said "Venus and the spanish team" should watch out because Mary is on fire

They said Mary should be ranked around 10th with a quarter at Wimbledon...

Thanks for the news. :) Best of luck to Mary tomorrow. She is capable of beating Venus and I hope she does.

Declan
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:54 PM
She's second on Centre Court vs. Venus, after Amelie/Anastasia.

cakiteror
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:56 PM
The Most Important Thing Is Mary Not To Think About Victory!
Girl You Should Go Out And Have Fun!
That Is How You Should Win Matches,and You Do It That Way!

Mark Spruce
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:27 PM
AMEN to that..

regards

mark

The Most Important Thing Is Mary Not To Think About Victory!
Girl You Should Go Out And Have Fun!
That Is How You Should Win Matches,and You Do It That Way!

rsunderji
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Pierce Interview after round 4 and mixed doubles victories:

M. Pierce - Day 7
Monday, June 27, 2005


Q. Are you surprised by your rich vein of form toward the latter part of your career or like the rest of us, as you're older, you're working smarter, not necessarily harder? Is that the secret?

MARY PIERCE: No, I'm working really hard. Finally I'm able to work hard. I've always worked hard. Just when I had my injuries, I wasn't obviously able to. I had to take time off. Then coming back from that took quite a long time until I was able to train normally for me. So now I've been able to do that for, yeah, almost a year.

I feel really good. I definitely feel the difference. I see the difference. I feel that I'm on the right path. I feel like I'm actually improving every day. You know, I'm very happy.

For me, I don't want to say that this is normal. It's just actually just a gift from God, because I wasn't sure I was going to be able to play again. Being injured, not being able to be physically fit and in shape to play my game was very difficult for me. And now I'm able to do that. So I'm very, very happy with that.

Q. Would you say you are a craftier player?

MARY PIERCE: Smarter. More mature. Obviously, experienced, you know, with the time and the years, you learn something. I feel like I've learned quite a bit in my career.

Q. How do you feel about playing Venus next? What do you make of Venus and her recent career? Where do you think she is now?

MARY PIERCE: I think the last time that Venus and I played was at the Olympics last year, and I won. It was on hard court. We've played so many times. She's beaten me; I've beaten her. You know, like I say, every match on grass is not easy. They're all difficult.

You know, Venus is an excellent player. You know, definitely on grass, it's a good surface for her I think as well with the fast pace. You know, we know each other's games really well. I've seen her play. Obviously she's playing well to be here in the quarterfinals, as well.

You know, I'm just going to do my usual thing, just play my game, see how it goes.

Q. In your previous matches with Venus, what have been the main challenges that you've found in her game?

MARY PIERCE: You know, Venus is just a solid player. She's real aggressive and powerful, athletic on the court. She has a great serve, great groundstrokes. She's a great competitor, as well, on the court.

You know, that's why she's also a champion and one of the best players in women's tennis. She's been No. 1, won Grand Slam tournaments. You just don't achieve those things for no reason.

Q. We saw you in Paris. You were very sad. How do you come back from that? Was it difficult to come back from that?

MARY PIERCE: I was sad and I was also very happy and very proud of myself. It was actually mixed emotions for me. I was only sad ‑‑ I was more disappointed with my performance at the finals because I felt that those two weeks of the French Open, I had just really been improving and had some great matches and played some great tennis.

I felt the finals was a letdown because that wasn't good tennis on my part. Justine played a really solid match, so it made it very difficult for me. And, you know, just very happy to reach a Grand Slam final again, especially the French Open, my favorite tournament, which just means so much to me, with the fans and the crowd there.

It was a lot of emotions, and it had been a lot of emotions the second week of the French Open for me. And it was all good. You know, so I just took a week off after that. It took me about three or four days to feel back to normal again.

Q. Can you remember back to the Olympics against Venus as to whether or not you felt her serve and her forehand in particular were weaker than they were when she was beating you pretty regularly in '99?

MARY PIERCE: Hmm, that's a good question. No, I can't remember.

Q. Do you remember, thinking back to that match in particular, what were the keys for you?

MARY PIERCE: I just felt like I played well. You know, I mean I had beaten Venus once indoors in Moscow, as well. I feel like when I can return well, take her serve away from her ‑ it's a big part of her game ‑ so I think I did that pretty well and moved well around the court, just played solid from the baseline.

Q. Will you try and dictate the pace from the off with Venus, being you're both very aggressive players?

MARY PIERCE: Yes, we both are. That's what I really do with anybody I play really. That's my game, to be aggressive. You know, that's what I always try to do.

Q. You hit some outrageous winners off either side today. Was that kind of in your mind against a less experienced player today to try to shorten the rallies?

MARY PIERCE: I think that's mainly my tactic on grass. I'm just trying to use it to my advantage really. I'm understanding it more and more and actually enjoy playing on it.

Q. Why do you think Lindsay Davenport has never really gotten the attention? She's won a lot of matches, Grand Slams. She's No. 1, the No. 1 seed. She doesn't seem to get as much attention from fans or media. Why do you think that is?

MARY PIERCE: Well, I don't think she wants it. I don't think it makes a big difference for her and her life. You know, I think that Lindsay's the kind of person that looks at things probably as differently. What's important for her is not important for others. I respect that. She just comes here, plays her game, also has a different personality.

You guys know. I mean, personality on the court, what you say. I mean, just how you look. There's all kinds of different things that the media and the press like to do and use. Players in particular, some really want attention, need attention, and they do dress certain ways or say certain things, provoke that and create that. So it's all a personal thing, what you want.

Q. Teenagers get a lot of attention when they first come on, the breakout players. When you look at the latter halves of most draws, the veterans are coming through, with Sharapova being a slight exception. Is it really more of a veteran players' game, a smarter players' game, a craftier players' game?

MARY PIERCE: You know, I don't know. It's tough to really say. I wouldn't say all the time the veterans are coming through. You know, there's a lot of great players that are pretty young that have been on the tour for a few years already now.

Uhm, you know, experience does play an important role. I've actually come to realize that at this point in my career because now there's a new generation coming in. And you see, now that I'm on the other side of that, what the difference is when you have the experience.

Q. You had two great matches today, mixed doubles. Having a lot of fun with Mahesh. You beat the second seed. Did you expect this to be an easy match? Are we likely to see the two of you together in other Grand Slams?

MARY PIERCE: I don't know. This is our first time playing together. I'm really excited. It's an honor for me. I'm very happy to be playing with Mahesh. I wanted to play with him for a while and finally it worked out here at this tournament.

It's been great playing with him because obviously he's a doubles player. I've learned a lot from him, the way he communicates in doubles. You know, today's match was really good. I feel like we both played really well. I felt like I played well.

You know, I don't think we're a surprise. I think we just go out there. We have fun. We play our best. We'll see where that takes us. Hopefully, you know, we'll do well here.

Source: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2005-06-27/200506271119896538919.html

ms_nut
Jun 27th, 2005, 09:36 PM
I taped the match and I watched it few minutes, man !!! Mary was on fire, until 3/3 in the first it was very tied, but after Mary just hit terrific shots, Flavia played very good, but she was completly overpowered in second set at 3/1.

During the match journalists said so much good words about Mary, they even said "Venus and the spanish team" should watch out because Mary is on fire

They said Mary should be ranked around 10th with a quarter at Wimbledon...

Mary will be #12 after this QF.
If Venus beats her then she might fall to #13 as Venus moves up,
but if she wins then #10 is a definite possibility......

Declan
Jun 27th, 2005, 10:21 PM
They showed a little of a Mary interview on the BBC tonight in their highlights programme. They asked Mary how she felt about being the oldest Quarter-Finalist, and she laughed and seemed quite surprised, then said she never thought she'd see the day when that was the case, but it must be true!

Scotso
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:18 AM
great day for Mary today :bounce:

I think she has a great chance against Venus... keep kicking ass!

Mark Spruce
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:17 AM
V Chash for me Mary

No only kidding, just have fun out there. We are all there supporting you so much with out thoughts and Prayers.

Mow down the grass

yipeeeeeeeeee

Mark

Andy.
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Keep up the great play Mary. Queen Mary is Back

cakiteror
Jun 28th, 2005, 04:38 AM
#12,that is not that good!
i thought she would be #10!
no matter,there is still time!

mamno_MARYFAN
Jun 28th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Great...sensational!!!:angel:

I know Mary would do it...now one more step closer to winning Wimbledon...I know Mary can do the job...I can smell it!!!:D

But first...Venus...I think its going to be tough...but if Mary keeps focusing...and don't get into Venus's rhythm and play hers instead buy striking her shots first...I think she will do it...:angel:

But...yeah..like most of u guys said...the most important thing is for Mary to be relaxed and have fun...the win will come...:angel:

Godd luck MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jun 28th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Praying and wishing Mary all the best right now.

I am started to get nervous now

Mark