This is one of the best victory in Mary's carrer, i'm so happy she made me crazy, she was so good to go at 6,2 5,4 and then fear, she was so scared, she made me so scare too, I'm so happy she deserves to win that kind of match, she is a champion What a great victory
mary is just THE BEST!!
Pierce overcomes Dokic at U.S. Open
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Aug. 29, 2003 2:47 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP)— Jelena Dokic saved a match point in the second set and served for a berth in the third round of the U.S. Open twice in the third set.
But it was two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce of France who advanced Thursday, winning five games in a row in the final set for a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) victory.
Dokic faced a match point in the 10th game of the second set, but Pierce sent a couple of balls long and hit the last into the net as Dokic broke to even at 5-5.
The 22nd seed from Serbia and Montenegro then held serve and won the tiebreak easily.
"In the big moments of the match it seemed to me Jelena really stepped up," Pierce said.
In the third set, Dokic dominated early and broke the Frenchwoman twice - in the third and fifth games - before serving for the match at 5-2 and 5-4. But Pierce rallied with a combination of winners and Dokic doublefaults. She had 12 in the match, which lasted exactly two hours.
"I didn't realize it was 5-1. I knew it was 5-2," Pierce said. "I just tried to stay calm. I just told myself to fight.
"You never know what can happen in tennis."
Pierce, who frequently poured water on her face, neck and arms during changeovers, closed out the match in the tiebreak - the first she has won this year in six attempts.
Pierce, who has 15 career titles but has been battling injuries for three years, won the French Open in 2000 and the Australian Open in 1995.
"I'm still not back to the level where I want to be," Pierce said. "My legs kind of weren't there in the third set."
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