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rsunderji
Jul 3rd, 2005, 06:25 PM
OH my god congratulations you true champion!

NicoMary
Jul 3rd, 2005, 06:50 PM
As always too easy FOR OUR MARY:rolleyes: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:


CONGRATULATIONS MARYYYYYYY and Mahesh:worship: :eek: :bounce:

:Rawwb:
Jul 3rd, 2005, 06:56 PM
Mary :woohoo: :aparty: Shes kept her every 5 year traidtion going :D

CathyC!
Jul 3rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
woohoo! i had to rush from work to watch the match! hehe:) amazing performance from mary and mahesh! game set match champsionship - Bhuphati / Miss Pierce :)!!!!

Maryyyyyyyyyyyy :hug:

Declan
Jul 3rd, 2005, 07:20 PM
I am SO happy! For once I was able to watch the match live in its entirety...I was confident from the outset because the BBC showed some of the Semi-Final win first so I knew what a fantastic combination Mary and Mahesh were. Mary was SO impressive throughout, and was obviously really having fun, while I could also tell that she meant business! The commentators were praising of Mary throughout, particularly Virginia wade, and it was SO fitting that Mary won the Championship point!!

Mary Pierce and Mahesh Bhupathi -Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champions 2005...
(Sounds SO good, doesn't it?!!!!!)

ali
Jul 3rd, 2005, 07:34 PM
Mary Pierce and Mahesh Bhupathi -Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champions 2005...
(Sounds SO good, doesn't it?!!!!!)
It sure does :D

I was really pleased to hear the commentators speak so highly of Mary. Virginia Wade was so complimentary and obviously genuinely pleased for her. I sometimes get the feeling that some of the commentators (mentioning no names...*cough*...Chris Bailey, Sam Smith....) would rather say anything but praise her - but Virginia was lovely throughout. She obviously knows the players really well and said she'd been chatting to Mary throughout the week. She said how happy and relaxed she was at the moment :D

Mark Spruce
Jul 3rd, 2005, 07:47 PM
I am so glad that the commentators were paying Mary the respect she is well over due.

Mark

p.s The others will not say much about them.

saby
Jul 3rd, 2005, 08:07 PM
God I should move to England.... yeah they finaly talked about Mary, "Mary pierce won the double mixed with Buphati" "Amélie Mauresmo lost again, the double final.......... "
what a joke sometimes I don't get it...

cakiteror
Jul 3rd, 2005, 08:59 PM
sorry SABY,there is time,they will learn!
maybe evan after fed cup semis,LOL

Scotso
Jul 3rd, 2005, 09:07 PM
So happy :bounce:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_13_mixedDoubles30_getty_m_hewitt.jpg

Mark Spruce
Jul 3rd, 2005, 11:31 PM
HAPPY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!

Mark

katiektc
Jul 3rd, 2005, 11:44 PM
Mary and Mahesh were just *amazing* in this final! Totally outplayed their opponents, and Mary looked really happy after the match!!

aimee20
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:43 AM
that's reallygood news :bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:04 AM
I am so happy as I got to see the final.

Mary looked amazing, and the returns of serve she was doing AMAZING !!!!!!

So happy for her.

Mark

Andy.
Jul 4th, 2005, 07:16 AM
This is so awesome for mary im so Happy for her. What an amazing year it has been for her so far.

ashwu
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Mahesh, Mary serve heady cocktailhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/images/spacer.gif
RUHI BATRA
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/images/spacer.gif
TIMES NEWS NETWORKhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/images/spacer.gif[ MONDAY, JULY 04, 2005 12:23:44 AM ]

LONDON: When you watch Mahesh Bhupathi and Mary Pierce play together, their chemistry on court blows you away. It doesn't matter if you have front row seats or sitting 40 away, their rhythm and synergy is almost magical.

Imagine what it does to their opponents.



Yes, they get blown away. Mahesh and Mary outclassed Paul Hanley and Tatiyana Perebiyinis in mixed doubles final 6-4, 6-2 here on Sunday.

The French-Indian connection had a mesmerising effect on Jonas Bjorkman and Lisa Raymond too, in the semi-finals.

Lisa, who has won four mixed doubles crowns and Bjorkman, one of the best doubles players in the world right now, looked lifeless and surly in front of Mary and Mahesh's charismatic game.

The result was predictable: 7-5, 6-1 in Mary and Mahesh's favour.

The first eight games went to serve with Lisa and Bjorkman doing the doubles jig with comparative ease.

Bhupathi lost his serve in the ninth game and it looked like the American gal Lisa and the Swede Bjorkman would take the first set easily.

But Mahesh and Mary, or M&M as we like to call them, had other ideas. They promptly wrested back the initiative and suddenly the level of play went up a notch.

Crisp serves from Mary, delectable volleys from Mahesh coupled with a twinkle in the eye.

With the first set to their name at 7-5, Mary and Bhupathi steamrolled over the third seeds in the second set. Going into fifth gear, Bhupathi was mesmerising at the net and Mary's strokes were unbelievable powerful.

The rallies were long and exciting and had the crowd on the edge of their seats. Shouts of "Come on Mary" punched the cool air and that was enough inspiration for the M&M bandwagon. It rolled on merrily.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1159167.cms

Andy.
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the article.

stenen
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:47 PM
oooh I'm so happy! :bounce:

Mark Spruce
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I watched the final, as I only saw in recorded. And I was so happy even in the final you always heard COME ONE MARY. That pleased me so much.

Yeah watching them play, they do have great chemistry. especially in one point where Mary could not get an overhead and Mahesh was right behind Mary, and he gave it a wack, and it suprised Mary and I think that she did not expect Mahesh to be there.

Mark

PamShriverRockz
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Mary had lots of support all Wimbledon! :D

It's so great she's now a Wimbledon champ. Deservedly so too, Mary and Mahesh played awesome.
Virginia Wade really seemed to be praising Mary a lot throughout the final too...think she's a big fan ;)

Mark Spruce
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Hi There, I have to agree Virginia was so nice.

regards

Mark

ashwu
Jul 4th, 2005, 11:26 PM
yeah, virginia is really nice to our mary! not like some no-name former player~

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:36 AM
You know I can't even think of that no name player.

Lara Croft wasen't it ??

Mark

The Last Unicorn
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:19 PM
I don't remember either, some frustrated housewive, I think... No offence meant to housewives though

ashwu
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:19 PM
You know I can't even think of that no name player.

Lara Croft wasen't it ??

Mark

:rolleyes:

ashwu
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:20 PM
BHUPATHI SPEAKS

There’s something about Mary

Micky Aigner (http://www.expressindia.com/about/feedback.html?url=http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=50039&title=There’s%20something%20about%20Mary)
Posted online: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 0335 hours IST
Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 1059 hours IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mary Pierce entered the Wimbledon mixed doubles’ contest to ‘just have fun’, and fun they had. It showed in the tennis they played as they did not lose a set, and basically, enjoyed playing in each others’ company. Bhupathi described the victory, his ninth in Grand Slams and fourth in mixed doubles, as a ‘fairytale’.


Micky Aigner talked to Bhupathi soon after he won the crown. Excerpts:

Did you actually expect to win the title when you teamed up with Mary? You don’t normally expect to win going into any tournament; it’s a tough ask as there are many like-minded out there. Again, it is a question of knowing, believing how good you are and take it from there.

Are we going to see more of this partnership?


I must say that we enjoyed ourselves out there. About playing together, both of us, at this juncture, are not sure. Mary has got singles as her priority and one has to respect that. Let’s see in a couple of weeks, before resuming the talk.

So, things should be in place by the time US Open arrives.

We have not thought that far. Even Wimbledon was not planned. It happened accidentally.

How did Mary react after winning?

It’s her first mixed doubles Slam and winning it at Wimbledon made it all the more exciting for her.

Among all your Slam titles, how would you rate this one?

Good... considering expectations and circumstances, particularly when Wimbledon itself seemed a non-starter for me.

However, the target, as mentioned before, is getting ten.

How would you describe Mary as a doubles player in view of being a doubles specialist?

Mary is overall a very good tennis player. She’s won doubles before (French Open 2000 with Martina Hingis) so she knows what it takes. It’s just that she’s not played much of the team stuff. She’s a hard hitter of the ball and doubles is all about who plays the big points well and she does that well.

In the run-up to the title, which match was the best?

Let’s begin with having a tough draw to negotiate, then running into defending champions Wayne and Cara Black, who have a decade of experience together and finally the semis against an equally talented doubles specalists Jonas Bjorkman and Lisa Raymond were two great matches that set the course.

Doubles is all about years of coordination, how did you manage to get this ‘accidental’ team up get going?

It’s tough to answer that. Doubles is all about chemistry, which cannot be created, it needs to be developed. Look at Todd Woodbridge and me. Between us, we had over a 110 titles, but on-court it just could not work. In these cases, (teaming up at the last moment) it’s a matter of clicking — it clicked in our case and that’s that.

Did you have any special celebrations? Nothing really, just spent time at dinner with friends and family and then went straight to the Wimbledon ball.

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=50039

ashwu
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:22 PM
so mary was in that ball, and no pic???? @#$%

ashwu
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:27 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20050705/i/r805624789.jpg

India's tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi (L) receives a bouquet from Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (R), Chief Minister of the communist-ruled West Bengal, after returning from London to the eastern Indian city of Calcutta July 5, 2005. Bhupathi won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title with Mary Pierce of France. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

and no mary!:(

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 01:20 PM
Hi Ash, I would love to know if Mary was there. If she was an no pics (I WILL CRY)

mark

aimee20
Jul 5th, 2005, 01:53 PM
You know I can't even think of that no name player.

Lara Croft wasen't it ??

Mark



:lol: mark that's really hurt

Mark Spruce
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:18 PM
I am sorry did I upset you ???

Mark
:lol: mark that's really hurt

ashwu
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:28 PM
:) :) :)

Piotrek
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:29 PM
CONGRATULATIONS MARY !!! GREAT WIN :worship:

ae wowww
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:07 PM
ALLEZ MARY! You sexy milf :D!

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I wish Mary had so wonderful welcome in France like Mahesh in India. But it doesn't seem so. That's really unfair. Sorry but I wonder if Mary sometimes regrets that she doesn't represent the US anymore.

Mark Spruce
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Mary has never represented the USA.

mark

NicoMary
Jul 6th, 2005, 03:25 PM
Of course she has! She started to represent France in 93 or 94! Before, she's played for the US. Really.


I really really don't think so..... in my memories mary always has been A french tennis player...since her beggining

Mark Spruce
Jul 6th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Yes I am with you Nico, Mary has never ever played for the USA. It has always been France.

Mark

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:24 PM
It's true. Mary represented US when she started her career in 89. I don't know how long but I know that she's started to represent France when she turns 18 and stoped to be with her dad. My friend who is a tennis journalist confirmed it.

saby
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:35 PM
It's true. Mary represented US when she started her career in 89. I don't know how long but I know that she's started to represent France when she turns 18 and stoped to be with her dad. My friend who is a tennis journalist confirmed it.

Are you sure about that because Mary didn't say that and I saw and I heard her, it was during an interview???

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Now I'm busy and I don't have time to prove it and to show You some links. But for example You can read this:

http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio2.asp?PlayerID=160142

And there is: career in review, 1989...becoming youngest American to turn pro...

MissTennisFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:46 PM
It's true. Mary represented US when she started her career in 89. I don't know how long but I know that she's started to represent France when she turns 18 and stoped to be with her dad. My friend who is a tennis journalist confirmed it.

By the time Mary turned pro, she was already representing France. Her father had a falling-out with the USTA while she was still a junior, and therefore she never represented the US professionally.

I really don't think Mary regrets the decision -- even though it wasn't really hers to begin with -- I somehow doubt Lisa Raymond would have gotten more coverage in the American media or a much warmer welcome had she won the title with Jonas Bjorkman. The bottom line is that while the mixed doubles title is a great achievement and a nice addition to Mary's long list of accomplishments, in countries such as France and the US singles takes precedence over doubles, whereas in India, the top players seem to excel in doubles rather than singles, and that may explain why Mahesh gets that kind of recognition for winning a doubles or mixed doubles title...

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:53 PM
By the time Mary turned pro, she was already representing France.

No, when she started career she player for the States. For example, did You see the link I post earlier?

MissTennisFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:57 PM
No, when she started career she player for the States. For example, did You see the link I post earlier?

I am sorry, MaryPierceFan, but it's not entirely clear to me which part of the page you're linking to, furthermore, had Mary represented the US until 1993 or 1994, how come it says on the very page you've linked to she was on the French Fed Cup team as of 1990? :confused:

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:01 PM
I really don't think Mary regrets the decision -- even though it wasn't really hers to begin with -- I somehow doubt Lisa Raymond would have gotten more coverage in the American media or a much warmer welcome had she won the title with Jonas Bjorkman. The bottom line is that while the mixed doubles title is a great achievement and a nice addition to Mary's long list of accomplishments, in countries such as France and the US singles takes precedence over doubles, whereas in India, the top players seem to excel in doubles rather than singles, and that may explain why Mahesh gets that kind of recognition for winning a doubles or mixed doubles title...

Don't kid! You know that I don't mean that! It's not about mixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about singles! Mary has fan in France who likes her. But her achievents are 100 times bigger than attention of media, press, everything in France. I have there many friends who are tennis fand and I know what I'm talking about. They think that France doen't deserve to Mary! Mary has a great career, has won so many in the sport. But she'll never be a true star in France because she isn't French. She is American/Canadian. Momo who has never won a big tournament is all the time so much admired by French. They don't care about Mary. It's reall unfair. Mary knows that. Before she even hasn't wanted to play for France in Fed Cup and at the Games. They booed her in Paris. They also started to complain after her win at the French that she isn't French but American.

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:04 PM
I am sorry, MaryPierceFan, but it's not entirely clear to me which part of the page you're linking to, furthermore, had Mary represented the US until 1993 or 1994, how come it says on the very page you've linked to she was on the French Fed Cup team as of 1990? :confused:


On the official site of WTA Tour in player profiles. They wrote that when Mary started her career in 89 she was the youngest AMERICAN to turn pro. Just look at career review, it's in the 1st line!

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:06 PM
My friend, a journalist, a tennis expert, a tennis commentator who is few times older than me and knows 100 times more about tennis that all of us together confirmed it. Mary played for the US. Maybe only one or two years but she DID!

MissTennisFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Don't kid! You know that I don't mean that! It's not about mixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about singles! Mary has fan in France who likes her. But her achievents are 100 times bigger than attention of media, press, everything in France. I have there many friends who are tennis fand and I know what I'm talking about. They think that France doen't deserve to Mary! Mary has a great career, has won so many in the sport. But she'll never be a true star in France because she isn't French. She is American/Canadian. Momo who has never won a big tournament is all the time so much admired by French. They don't care about Mary. It's reall unfair. Mary knows that. Before she even hasn't wanted to play for France in Fed Cup and at the Games. They booed her in Paris. They also started to complain after her win at the French that she isn't French but American.

Look, I have always said that Mary didn't get the attention or recognition she deserved from the media... except I don't think it's necessarily specific to the French media, I think she should be getting much more attention in the sports media in general... as for the crowds booing her, she's hardly the first French player who's had to deal with that kind of thing, Nico and Wizzy, please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Pioline and Leconte have had similar problems in the past.

I am sorry I really don't want to get into a heated debate about this but I absolutely don't agree that France doesn't deserve Mary, on the contrary, I am really happy she's representing France and I have reason to believe that she is, too.

Again, though, I don't mean to upset you. :wavey:

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:14 PM
But did you see the info on wta's site?

MissTennisFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:16 PM
But did you see the info on wta's site?

OK -- point taken, Mary may have represented the US for a year or so when she first turned pro.

MaryPierceFan
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Look, I have always said that Mary didn't get the attention or recognition she deserved from the media... except I don't think it's necessarily specific to the French media, I think she should be getting much more attention in the sports media in general... as for the crowds booing her, she's hardly the first French player who's had to deal with that kind of thing, Nico and Wizzy, please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Pioline and Leconte have had similar problems in the past.

I am sorry I really don't want to get into a heated debate about this but I absolutely don't agree that France doesn't deserve Mary, on the contrary, I am really happy she's representing France and I have reason to believe that she is, too.

Again, though, I don't mean to upset you. :wavey:

Oh, it's ok. Don't worry. I also don't think that France doesn't deserve Mary. Some of my friends who lives in France said that. :wavey:

saby
Jul 6th, 2005, 06:50 PM
http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/aix/default.asp?ID=578 (http://www.fft.fr/FC2005/aix/default.asp?ID=578)
On this link it's wrote she was selected in the french team in 1990.

I don't know who is right but it's not really important...

Like I said before, I saw and heard Mary saying she played for the USA as a junior not as a pro, when her mother asked help to the french federation Mary got her french passaport very very very quickly because the french federation knew Mary will be a champ and didn't want to let the american federation to have her.

You know what, before I was saying exactly the same thing, "France doesn't deserve Mary" but, for couples of years I changed my mind.

I mean, it's true they don't talk about Mary as much as Amélie, but look at the result of "the 2005 french favourite athlet".

Amélie is second (with all the mediatic coverage) and Mary is 6th with some articles in the newspapers.... well what do you think about that...

I just believe that Amélie does have the coverage but in the french deep soul everybody knows who is the true champ, who has the nerves to handle the french terrible crowd...which now is respecting her very deeply

I'm french and I'm so proud that Mary plays for us and for others who doubted about her, I hope they wil burn in hell !!!!
Saturday and sunday I will be there and damm you are going to hear me Mary !!!

Mark Spruce
Jul 6th, 2005, 07:39 PM
you go saby !!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I will hear reports of this loud support from this French supporter. And we all know that it will be Saby from WTAWORLD

GO Mary and France and saby !!!!!!!!!

Mark

mauresmofan
Jul 6th, 2005, 10:32 PM
Maam is playing fantastic tennis these days and when Maam is confident it's next to impossible to beat her. Congrats on winning the mixed - she was unbelievable! Normally players attack the woman in mixed but not Maam - she was going toe to toe with most of the men she encountered too - so impressive!

ashwu
Jul 6th, 2005, 11:35 PM
the french media doesn't suprise me really...
i think the problem is the u.s. media. they are the major press in the world. many others just copy their reports. and because mary leave u.s. for france, they just ignore mary intentionally or "accidentally".

mary got wild card for roland garros in 1990, her first gs, and the only gs in 1990. so she must already be a french player by then.

Mark Spruce
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:30 PM
I was really impressed with the returns of serve that Mary was doing

Mark

Maam is playing fantastic tennis these days and when Maam is confident it's next to impossible to beat her. Congrats on winning the mixed - she was unbelievable! Normally players attack the woman in mixed but not Maam - she was going toe to toe with most of the men she encountered too - so impressive!

ae wowww
Jul 8th, 2005, 08:57 AM
Mary what a performance! Throughout the tournament she looked so good, returning and serving unbelievably.. Her appearance is always perfect... You MILF!!! :drool:

vanillalatte
Jul 9th, 2005, 06:21 PM
xxx
i still can`t believe it ^^

CRAZY ;)

MPStylee
Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:54 AM
I heard that she represented the US in 1989 as well and then started playing for France in 1990 after the USTA said they didn't want her dad as her coach so they asked the FFT to help them.