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2001 Players

Jennifer Capriati
Amanda Coetzer
Amy Frazier
Martina Hingis
Jelena Dokic
Lisa Raymond
Conchita Martinez
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
Chanda Rubin
Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario

 

 

 

Mary Pierce (FRA) (6)

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Mary Pierce - (FRA) Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA Birthdate: January 15, 1975 Birthplace: Montreal, Canada Height: 5' 10" (1.80 m) Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (March 1989) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 15 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 9 Grand Slam titles: 2 singles, 1 doubles ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 2 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES SEMIFINALIST: Canberra QUARTERFINALIST: Dubai THIRD ROUND: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES QUARTERFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Likhovtseva), Dubai (w/Schett) THIRD ROUND: Australian Open (w/Testud) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 AUSTRALIAN 3r 4r QF QF F 2r W 4r QF -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- W 2r 2r 4r 3r 4r F 4r 4r 3r 2r WIMBLEDON -- 2r 4r 1r 4r QF 2r -- -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 4r QF 4r 4r -- 3r QF 4r 4r 3r -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- QF QF F -- 1r SF SF -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (15 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2000 - Roland Garros, Hilton Head; 1999 - Linz; 1998 - Paris Indoors, Amelia Island, Moscow, Luxembourg; 1997 - Italian Open; 1995 - Australian Open, Tokyo [Nichirei]; 1993 - Filderstadt; 1992 - Cesena, Palermo, Puerto Rico; 1991 - Palermo; 1990 - ITF/New Braunfels-USA; 1989 - ITF/York-USA FINALIST(18): 1999 - Gold Coast, Hamburg, Italian Open, Filderstadt; 1998 - San Diego; 1997 - Australian Open, Chase Championships, Amelia Island, German Open; 1996 - Amelia Island; 1995 - Paris Indoors, Zurich; 1994 - Roland Garros, Houston, Leipzig, Filderstadt, Philadelphia; 1993 - Palermo CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (9): 2000 - Roland Garros (w/Hingis), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Hingis); 1999 - Canadian Open (w/Novotna), Leipzig (w/Neiland); 1998 - Amelia Island (w/Cacic), Moscow (w/Zvereva); 1997 - Hamburg (w/Huber); 1996 - Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Coetzer); 1991 - Palermo (w/Langrova) FINALIST (6): 2000 - Australian Open (w/Hingis), Sydney (w/Hingis); 1997 - Stanford (w/Coetzer); 1994 - Paris Indoors (w/Temesvari); 1992 - Philadelphia (w/Martinez); 1990 - Sao Paulo (w/Spadea) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST (1): 1995 - U.S. Open (L. Jensen) QUARTERFINALIST (1): 1999 - U.S. Open (w/de Jager) ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: French Fed Cup Team 1990-92, 1994-97. French Olympic Team 1992, 1996. QUICK FACTS * Retired during a doubles match at 2001 Dubai due to tendinitis in both ankles and withdrew from tournaments in Scottsdale and Indian Wells * At 2000 Roland Garros, became the first Frenchwoman since Francoise Durr in 1967 to win the singles title; seeded sixth (ranked seventh), upset fifth seed (and fifth-ranked) Conchita Martinez in the final, world No. 1 Martina Hingis in the semifinals (snapping a seven-match losing streak to her) and third-ranked Monica Seles in the quarterfinals; ranking improved to No. 3, tying her career high; also won the doubles title with Hingis, her first Grand Slam doubles title * Collected the 14th singles title of career at 2000 Hilton Head, tying Chris Evert's 1977 records of losing just 12 games en route to the championship and for the least games played in the final, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; tallied 27 winners in the final and 25 winners and just two unforced errors in her 6-1, 6-1, 44-minute semifinal win over Monica Seles; 2000 marked the last year for the tournament in Hilton Head, where Pierce made her pro debut in 1989 * Through 2000, has won at least one singles title in eight of the last 10 years Grand Slam doubles finalist for the first time at the 2000 Australian Open with partner Martina Hingis, falling to the top seeds in three sets * In winning two matches en route to a semifinal finish at 2000 Scottsdale, lost just six games and was on court only 1 hour, 45 minutes; fell in a semifinal to world No. 1 Martina Hingis * At 2000 Indian Wells, upset fourth-ranked Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, her first win over a Top 5 player since defeating Venus Williams in October 1998; ranking moved up to No. 4, her then-highest in four years * Suffered right rotator cuff tendinitis in the summer of 2000, forcing her to retire during her fourth-round match at the U.S. Open and withdraw from tournaments for the rest of the year * In 1999, reached the quarterfinals of two Grand Slams in a year for the second time in her 10-year career and qualified for the Grand Slam Cup as one of the top Grand Slam performers of the year * Lost just 14 games in four matches en route to a quarterfinal finish at the 1999 Australian Open, where she was one of four Frenchwomen to reach the fourth round, a Grand Slam Open Era record and the first time since the 1954 French Open; en route to reaching the quarterfinals at the 1998 Australian Open won two matches 6-0, 6-0, setting a Grand Slam record (Open Era); unseeded, reached the final at the 1997 Australian Open with upsets of four seeded players * Won first Grand Slam title at 1995 Australian Open, becoming first French woman to win a Grand Slam title since Francoise Durr's 1967 Roland Garros title; Pierce was first-ever Frenchwoman to reach an Australian Open final * Quarterfinalist at the 1999 U.S. Open, her best showing there in five years; held two match points before falling to No. 2 Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 * In 1994, reached first-ever Grand Slam final at Roland Garros; en route, made Roland Garros history by becoming first player to reach fourth round dropping only two games; continued making records by dropping only six games through first five rounds and then ousted No. 1-ranked Steffi Graf 6-2, 6-2 in 77-minute semifinal; lost only 10 games throughout six rounds before falling to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-4, 6-4 in the final; after Roland Garros, ranking jumped to No. 7 for first Top 10 appearance * Qualified for the 1999 season-ending Chase Championships as one of the top 16 players of the year; in the first round, trailed Anna Kournikova 7-6, 5-2 and was two points away from defeat before rallying to win 11 of the next 12 games for a 6-7, 7-6, 6-0 victory; in her debut championships appearance in 1993, upset Gabriela Sabatini in first round for first career defeat of a Top 10 player; followed with a Top 5 upset over then No. 3-ranked Martina Navratilova in quarterfinals; qualified for championships again in 1994, defeating Amanda Coetzer in first round, and shocking top seed Steffi Graf in quarterfinals; qualified again in 1995; did not qualify in 1996; reached final in 1997 defeating Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals, becoming the first player to knock off the top seed twice at the championships in the 25-year history of the tournament and went on to become the first French player to reach the championships final; quarterfinalist in 1998 * Defeated Top 10 players Venus Williams and Monica Seles en route to winning 1998 Moscow, her third title of the year; also won the doubles title, marking the second time in 1998 and third time out of five career doubles titles to sweep the singles and doubles titles at a tournament * Member of the 1997 French Fed Cup team that won the title for the first time * After starting 1997 ranked 25th and ending at No. 7, earned the Sanex WTA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year Award * Made pro debut in March of 1989 at Hilton Head; was youngest American to do so (at 14-years, 2-months) until Jennifer Capriati broke record at Boca Raton in 1990 * Received France's (rising star) Burgeon Award in 1992 * First started playing at age 10; introduced to the game by her father * Coached by Charleton Eagle PERSONAL Engaged to baseball star Roberto Alomar, second baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball in the U.S...Hobbies include swimming, biking, jet skiing, shopping, reading, cooking, listening to music, going to the movies, talking on the phone and e-mailing friends...Also enjoys playing cards, backgammon and all board games...Favorite place to visit is home!...Favorite colors are white and black. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-7; 1999-5; 1998-7; 1997-7; 1996-20; 1995-5; 1994-5; 1993-12; 1992-13; 1991-26; 1990-106; 1989-236 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 3 (January 30-June 11, 1995; July 31-August 6, 1995; June 12-July 9, 2000)

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Catch Up With the Tennis Stars 
Throughout the year, top players do media teleconferences and answer questions about women's tennis, their individual performances on the Sanex WTA Tour and their future tournament appearances. Most recently:

An Interview with Martina Hingis

An Interview with Mary Pierce

An Interview with Monica Seles

An Interview with Jennifer Capriati

 

 

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