I'm currently watching Mary's semi final win against Martina at Roland Garros and I'm just thinking, the girl has way too much talent (well, both players do). If Mary is healthy and rededicating herself to tennis wholeheartedly, then the sky is the limit. She has some of the purest, cleanest groundstrokes in the business, she's right up there with Lindsay Davenport.
It is a real shame because she was starting to skyrocket, but at least us Mary fans can take some solace in the fact that she has won Roland Garros and no one can take that away from her.
Yes, Mary will still have a pretty high injury rank since she didn't play an event since even before Roland Garros when her ranking was still high. Also, she should get plenty of wildcards if necessary. Hope she comes back strong <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I just want to say that i am 100% sure that Mary Pierce is coming back directly when the season 2002 starts!She has said to Julie Halard-Degucis that she is going to try "what her back says"...and if it´s ok she will play maybe 2 or even 3 years more!!This all information is from Cnn......
Come on Mary, you can do it!!!!!!<br /> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
Mary can get as many wild-cards as organizers are willing to give her. She's a multiple Slam winner, which entitles her to unlimited wildcards. And she wouldn't need any until after Wimbledon anyhow, since the injury ranking lasts for six months, IIRC.
The interesting thing will be what happens when Kournikova no longer has an injury ranking, *and* uses all her wildcards.