Mary made her comeback to the tour against the world's number 46 Sybille Bammer today at the Acura Classic in a thrilling three-set encounter. Mary having been away since Paris Indoors in February came out of the gates cleanly to win the first set easily 6-1, but the rest of the match was anything but that. Bammer went up 4-1 in the second set, but only to have Pierce crawl herself back into the set and force a tiebreaker. Pierce had match points in the tiebreak, but Sybille managed to gut it out 9-7. The third set was every bit as close, before Bammer broke and went ahead 5-3 only to have Pierce once again scratch her way back. Mary was finally able to put the match away 7-4 in the final set tiebreaker!
Welcome back Mary and well done!
Aug 3rd, 2006, 12:54 AM
Terrfic Win of Mary
Mary could win the game in two set but she didn't, which is a good thing for Mary making her more confident and be forcus in those tense situation. It was a nice game, I don't think an easy win is better for Mary's first game, becaus the following opponents more dangerous Mary should stay in forum all the time.
Aug 3rd, 2006, 05:53 AM
oh,im so,so,so,happy,mary won!
Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:04 AM
Excellent fighting Mary! :kiss:
Aug 3rd, 2006, 02:24 PM
Great Start, good first test.
Aug 3rd, 2006, 06:56 PM
:) go mary!
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:37 PM
couldnt come on for a few days, but am really proud of mary when i saw the final set scoreline. she didnt stop fighting. and great result against laine!