|Residence||Sarasota, Florida, USA
15 January 1975 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Turned pro||March 1989|
|Retired||2006 (last match)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 9,793,119|
|Career record||511–237 (68.32%)|
|Career titles||18 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (30 January 1995)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1995)|
|French Open||W (2000)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1996, 2005)|
|US Open||F (2005)|
|Tour Finals||F (1997, 2005)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2004)|
|Career titles||10 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (10 July 2000)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2000)|
|French Open||W (2000)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2002, 2004)|
|US Open||SF (1999)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1993)|
|French Open||QF (1990, 1992)|
|US Open||SF (1995)|
|Fed Cup||W (1997, 2003)|
|Hopman Cup||F (1998)|
Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a French-American retired tennis professional who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Born in Canada, she is a citizen of France, Canada, and the United States and played for France in team competitions and the Olympics.
Pierce won four Grand Slam titles: two in singles, one in doubles and one in mixed doubles. She reached six Grand Slam singles finals, most recently at the US Open and French Open in 2005. Her Grand Slam singles titles came at the 1995 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open; Pierce is the last French player, male or female, to win the latter title. She won the doubles event at the 2000 French Open with Martina Hingis as her partner, and reached an additional Grand Slam women's doubles final at the 2000 Australian Open, also partnering Hingis. She also won the mixed doubles event at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi. Pierce won 18 WTA singles titles and 10 WTA doubles titles, including five Tier I singles events. She also twice reached the final of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, most recently in 2005.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Major finals
- 5 WTA Tour finals
- 6 Major tournament singles performance timeline
- 7 WTA Tour career earnings
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Pierce was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Yannick Adjani and Jim Pierce. Her mother is French and her father an American, qualifying Pierce for citizenship in all three countries. She was raised in the United States. She represented France in international tennis competitions many times. She speaks English and French fluently. She was previously briefly engaged to baseball player Roberto Alomar in 1999 and later to Air France pilot David Emmanuel Ades, but broke off both engagements.
Pierce started playing tennis at age 10. Two years after being introduced to tennis, for girls aged 12 and under she was ranked no. 2 in the country. In April 1989 at a WTA tournament in Hilton Head, she became the youngest American player (prior to Jennifer Capriati in 1990) to make her debut on the professional tour, aged 14 years and 2 months. Due to her physicality and aggressive approach, her ballstriking was compared to that of Capriati, and she quickly gained a reputation for being one of the hardest hitters on the women's circuit. Her dad developed an interest in the sport after Mary commenced coaching, and became her coach for many years. She won her first singles WTA tournament in July 1991 in Palermo after defeating Sandra Cecchini in the final.
In July 1993, Pierce successfully filed for a restraining order against her father, who was known to be verbally abusive to his daughter and her opponents, and was banned by the WTA from attending her tournaments. Following this split from her father, Pierce was coached by Nick Bollettieri, whose tennis academy she had briefly attended as a teenager in 1988. Her brother David was also Pierce's regular coach until 2006. German Aguero, founder of Future Tennis Champs, can also be attributed to the early success of Mary as he took her in for several years and coached her free of charge.
Pierce reached her first Grand Slam singles final at the 1994 French Open. She conceded just 10 games during her route to the final, which included a 6–2, 6–2 defeat of World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the semifinals. In the final, however, Pierce lost to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in straight sets 6–4, 6–4.
The following year, Pierce won her first Grand Slam title by defeating Sánchez-Vicario in straight sets in the final of the 1995 Australian Open and lost just 30 games in the whole tournament. She reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 3 that year. Pierce also won the Japan Open, defeating Sánchez Vicario in the final.
Pierce suffered a series of setbacks in 1996, including her split with Nick Bollettieri after failing to defend her title at the Australian Open. Aside from a runner-up finish at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida and a semifinal finish in Hamburg, the highlight of the year for Pierce was her first appearance in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Pierce was back in the Australian Open singles final in 1997, where she lost to Martina Hingis in straight sets. She also lost in that year's WTA Tour Championships final to Jana Novotná. Pierce was a member of the French team that won the 1997 Fed Cup, and her only title that season was the Italian Open, defeating Conchita Martínez in the final. Pierce won the Comeback Player of the Year award for ending the year at World No. 7 after starting at World No. 21.
Pierce won four titles in 1998: the Open Gaz de France in Paris, the Bausch & Lomb Championships, the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, and the Luxembourg Open. In addition, she was the runner-up at the Acura Classic in San Diego.
Pierce won her second Grand Slam singles title and her first Grand Slam doubles title at the 2000 French Open. In the singles final, she defeated Martínez to become the first French woman to claim the title since Françoise Dürr in 1967. And she partnered with Hingis to win the women's doubles crown, their second Grand Slam tournament of the year after the Australian Open. Her ranking dropped to No. 130 at the end of 2001 and reached almost 300 in April 2002.
After a few quiet years on the tour, Pierce won her first title since the 2000 French Open at the Ordina Open on grass, in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in 2004. At the Olympics in Athens, Pierce defeated sixth-seeded Venus Williams in the third round before losing to top-seeded and eventual Gold-medallist Justine Henin of Belgium in the quarterfinals. At the US Open later in the year, Pierce defeated recent Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, before losing to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round.
Pierce then made it back into the top ranks of the women's game in 2005. At the French Open, she reached the singles final for the third time, where she lost to Henin in straight sets, losing 1–6, 1–6 in just over one hour. She then reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time since 1996. Pierce faced Venus Williams in that quarterfinal and lost the match after a second set tiebreak consisting of 22 points. Pierce also won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering Mahesh Bhupathi. In August, Pierce won her first singles title of the year at the Acura Classic in San Diego, defeating Ai Sugiyama in the final.
Pierce reached the final of the 2005 US Open. In the fourth round, she defeated Henin for the first time in her career. In the quarterfinals, Pierce defeated third seeded Amélie Mauresmo to reach her first US Open semifinal. After the victory, Pierce remarked, "I'm 30 and I have been on the tour for 17 years and there are still firsts for me. That's pretty amazing." She reached the final by defeating Elena Dementieva in three sets in the semifinals, taking a medical time-out after the first set. This caused controversy, many believing that this disrupted Dementieva's rhythm and concentration. In the final, she lost to Kim Clijsters in straight sets. After the US Open, Pierce won her second title of the year at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. In her quarterfinal match against Russian Elena Likhovtseva, Pierce came back from 0–6, and thus six match points, in the third set tiebreak and won eight consecutive points to reach the semifinals.
The win in Moscow secured her spot at the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Los Angeles where the top eight singles players in the world competed for the winner's prize of one million dollars. In round-robin play with her assigned group of four players, she won all three matches: against Clijsters in three sets; Mauresmo in three sets; and Dementieva in straight sets. In the semifinals, Pierce beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport in two tiebreaks; however, Pierce lost the final to Mauresmo in a match lasting just over three hours.
Pierce's year-end ranking was World No. 5 compared to her year-beginning ranking of World No. 29. This matched her career-best performances of 1994, 1995, and 1999, and she was less than 200 points behind Sharapova for World No. 4 and less than 300 points behind Mauresmo for World No. 3. Pierce's return to form in 2005 was one of the surprising tennis stories of the year. Her successful performance in 2005 also encouraged the former World No. 1 player, Martina Hingis, to return to the game.
Pierce trained hard in the off-season in a bid to win major titles in 2006. Her first tournament of the year was the Australian Open. She defeated Nicole Pratt of Australia in the first round before losing to Iveta Benešová of the Czech Republic in the second round. The loss denied her a third-round match with Martina Hingis. Pierce reached the final of her next tournament, the Gaz de France in Paris, where she lost to compatriot Amélie Mauresmo in straight sets. Pierce did not play again until August because of foot and groin injuries, withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon.
After spending six months away from the tour, Pierce began her comeback at the Acura Classic in San Diego, where she was the 2005 champion. She lost in the quarterfinals to Maria Sharapova. In just her second tournament in over six months, Pierce played at the US Open and lost to Li Na, the 24th seed from China, in the third round. Pierce then lost in the first round of the next three tournaments she played. She was defeated at the Fortis Championships Luxembourg by Alona Bondarenko, who went on to win the title. Jelena Janković defeated Pierce in Stuttgart and Katarina Srebotnik defeated Pierce at the Zurich Open.
At the Generali Ladies Linz tournament in October 2006, Pierce defeated Ai Sugiyama in the first round and was leading Vera Zvonareva 6–4, 6–5 in the second round when Pierce ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She had held three match points before the injury. Pierce underwent a successful operation in December 2006 and missed all of 2007. She expected to return to the tour in 2008 but at the end of that year, she was still sidelined with no projected return date. However, she stated that she was still not ready to retire.
Pierce made an appearance at the 2007 French Open as an avenue at Roland Garros was named in her honor – Allée Mary Pierce. She also helped with the social side to the French Open, taking part in the post-match ceremony after the women's final. Pierce was named as a member of the French Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On 21 July 2008, however, Pierce withdrew from the Olympics because of injury.
Pierce and Ana Ivanovic are the only two women to win both the championship and the wooden spoon at a Grand Slam tournament. Pierce's wooden spoon came at the 2002 Australian Open, where she retired in the first round to Jill Craybas; she was the champion in 1995, making her the first (and so far only) player to win both the championship and wooden spoon at the very same Grand Slam tournament.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1994||French Open||Clay||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1995||Australian Open||Hard||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1997||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2000||French Open||Clay||Conchita Martínez||6–2, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2005||French Open||Clay||Justine Henin-Hardenne||1–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2005||US Open||Hard||Kim Clijsters||3–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)
|Runner-up||2000||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Lisa Raymond
|4–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Winner||2000||French Open||Clay||Martina Hingis|| Virginia Ruano Pascual
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)
|Winner||2005||Wimbledon||Grass||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Tatiana Perebiynis
Year-End Championships finals
Singles: 2 (0 titles, runners-up)
|Runner-up||1997||New York City||Carpet (I)||Jana Novotná||6–7(4–7), 2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2005||Los Angeles||Hard (I)||Amélie Mauresmo||7–5, 6–7(3–7), 4–6|
WTA Tour finals
Singles: 41 (18–23)
|Winner||1.||8 July 1991||Palermo||Clay||Sandra Cecchini||6–0, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||17 February 1992||Cesena||Carpet (i)||Catherine Tanvier||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||6 July 1992||Palermo||Clay||Brenda Schultz||6–1, 6–7(3–7), 6–1|
|Winner||4.||26 October 1992||San Juan||Hard||Gigi Fernández||6–1, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||5 July 1993||Palermo||Clay||Radka Bobková||3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||5.||11 October 1993||Filderstadt||Hard (i)||Natasha Zvereva||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||21 March 1994||Houston||Clay||Sabine Hack||5–7, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||23 May 1994||French Open||Clay||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||4.||26 September 1994||Leipzig||Carpet (i)||Jana Novotná||5–7, 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||10 October 1994||Filderstadt||Hard (i)||Anke Huber||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||6.||7 November 1994||Philadelphia||Carpet (i)||Anke Huber||0–6, 7–6(7–4), 5–7|
|Winner||6.||16 January 1995||Australian Open||Hard||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||7.||13 February 1995||Paris||Carpet (i)||Steffi Graf||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||7.||18 September 1995||Tokyo||Hard||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||8.||2 October 1995||Zürich||Carpet (i)||Iva Majoli||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||9.||8 April 1996||Amelia Island||Clay||Irina Spîrlea||7–6(9–7), 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||10.||13 January 1997||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis||2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||11.||7 April 1997||Amelia Island||Clay||Lindsay Davenport||2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||8.||5 May 1997||Rome||Clay||Conchita Martínez||6–4, 6–0|
|Runner-up||12.||12 May 1997||Berlin||Clay||Mary Joe Fernández||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||13.||17 November 1997||Chase Championships||Carpet (i)||Jana Novotná||6–7(4–7), 2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||9.||9 February 1998||Paris||Carpet (i)||Dominique Van Roost||6–3, 7–5|
|Winner||10.||6 April 1998||Amelia Island||Clay||Conchita Martínez||6–7(8–10), 6–0, 6–2|
|Runner-up||14.||3 August 1998||San Diego||Hard||Lindsay Davenport||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||11.||19 October 1998||Moscow||Carpet (i)||Monica Seles||7–6(7–2), 6–3|
|Winner||12.||26 October 1998||Luxembourg||Carpet (i)||Silvia Farina||6–0, 2–0 ret.|
|Runner-up||15.||4 January 1999||Gold Coast||Hard||Patty Schnyder||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 2–6|
|Runner-up||16.||26 April 1999||Hamburg||Clay||Venus Williams||0–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||17.||3 May 1999||Rome||Clay||Venus Williams||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||18.||4 October 1999||Filderstadt||Hard (i)||Martina Hingis||4–6, 1–6|
|Winner||13.||25 October 1999||Linz||Carpet (i)||Sandrine Testud||7–6(7–2), 6–1|
|Winner||14.||17 April 2000||Hilton Head Island||Clay||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6–1, 6–0|
|Winner||15.||29 May 2000||French Open||Clay||Conchita Martínez||6–2, 7–5|
|Runner-up||19.||9 February 2004||Paris||Carpet (i)||Kim Clijsters||2–6, 1–6|
|Winner||16.||14 June 2004||'s-Hertogenbosch||Grass||Klára Koukalová||7–6(8–6), 6–2|
|Runner-up||20.||23 May 2005||French Open||Clay||Justine Henin-Hardenne||1–6, 1–6|
|Winner||17.||1 August 2005||San Diego||Hard||Ai Sugiyama||6–0, 6–3|
|Runner-up||21.||29 August 2005||US Open||Hard||Kim Clijsters||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||18.||10 October 2005||Moscow||Carpet (i)||Francesca Schiavone||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||22.||7 November 2005||Sony Ericsson Championships||Hard (i)||Amélie Mauresmo||7–5, 6–7(3–7), 4–6|
|Runner-up||23.||6 February 2006||Paris||Carpet (i)||Amélie Mauresmo||1–6, 6–7(2–7)|
Doubles: 16 (10–6)
|Runner-up||1.||26 November 1990||São Paulo||Clay||Luanne Spadea|| Bettina Fulco
|Winner||1.||8 July 1991||Palermo||Clay||Petra Langrová|| Laura Garrone
|6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||11 November 1992||Philadelphia||Carpet (i)||Conchita Martínez|| Gigi Fernández
|Runner-up||3.||14 February 1994||Paris||Carpet (i)||Andrea Temesvári|| Sabine Appelmans
|Winner||2.||16 September 1996||Tokyo||Hard||Amanda Coetzer|| Park Sung-hee
|Winner||3.||28 April 1997||Hamburg||Clay||Anke Huber|| Ruxandra Dragomir
|2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–2|
|Winner||4.||6 April 1998||Amelia Island||Clay||Sandra Cacic|| Barbara Schett
|7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)|
|Winner||5.||19 October 1998||Moscow||Carpet (i)||Natasha Zvereva|| Lisa Raymond
|Winner||6.||16 August 1999||Toronto||Hard||Jana Novotná|| Larisa Neiland
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
|6–3, 2–6, 6–3|
|Winner||7.||1 November 1999||Leipzig||Carpet (i)||Larisa Neiland|| Elena Likhovtseva
|Runner-up||4.||10 January 2000||Sydney||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Julie Halard-Decugis
|Runner-up||5.||17 January 2000||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Lisa Raymond
|4–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Winner||8.||31 January 2000||Tokyo||Carpet (i)||Martina Hingis|| Alexandra Fusai
|Winner||9.||29 May 2000||French Open||Clay||Martina Hingis|| Virginia Ruano Pascual
|Runner-up||6.||16 June 2003||'s-Hertogenbosch||Grass||Nadia Petrova|| Elena Dementieva
|6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||10.||4 August 2003||Los Angeles||Hard||Rennae Stubbs|| Elena Bovina
Major tournament singles performance timeline
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||QF||4R||W||2R||F||QF||QF||4R||3R||1R||2R||A||1R||2R||1 / 13||36–12|
|French Open||A||2R||3R||4R||4R||F||4R||3R||4R||2R||2R||W||A||QF||1R||3R||F||A||1 / 15||44–14|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||4R||1R||4R||2R||A||3R||4R||1R||QF||A||0 / 10||21–10|
|US Open||A||Q3||3R||4R||4R||QF||3R||A||4R||4R||QF||4R||A||1R||4R||4R||F||3R||0 / 14||41–14|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||4–2||6–2||10–3||13–3||13–3||7–3||15–4||8–4||12–4||14–3||2–1||6–4||7–4||5–3||16–4||3–2||2 / 52||142–50|
|Tour Championships||A||A||A||A||SF||SF||1R||A||F||QF||QF||A||A||A||A||A||F||A||0 / 7||13–7|
|Tier I Tournaments|
|Tokyo||T III||Tier II||1R||A||QF||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||1R||A||A||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|Indian Wells||T III||Tier II||A||A||QF||SF||A||A||A||A||QF||A||0 / 3||9–3|
|Miami||A||A||4R||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||6–4|
|Charleston||T II||A||A||A||A||SF||A||2R||A||2R||A||W||3R||3R||QF||1R||2R||A||1 / 9||16–8|
|Berlin||A||A||A||A||A||3R||QF||3R||F||2R||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||3R||A||0 / 9||12–9|
|Rome||T II||A||A||2R||3R||3R||SF||A||W||3R||F||3R||1R||3R||A||2R||3R||A||0 / 12||23–11|
|San Diego||T IV||Tier III||Tier II||2R||W||QF||1 / 3||8–2|
|Montreal / Toronto||T II||A||A||A||A||SF||QF||3R||3R||1R||SF||A||A||1R||2R||3R||A||A||0 / 9||13–9|
|Moscow||Tier V||Not Held||Tier III||A||W||2R||A||A||A||A||1R||W||A||2 / 4||9–2|
|Zürich||T III||Tier II||A||QF||F||A||A||QF||SF||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||1R||0 / 7||9–7|
|Philadelphia||Not Held||Tier II||2R||F||2R||Tier II||Not Held||Tier II||NH||0 / 3||5–3|
|Year End Ranking||243||107||26||13||12||5||5||20||7||7||5||7||130||52||33||29||5||79|
- A=did not participate in the tournament
- SR=the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played
WTA Tour career earnings
|Year||Majors||WTA titles||Total titles||Earnings ($)||Money list rank|
Head-to-head vs. top 10 ranked players
|Number 1 ranked players|
|/ Ana Ivanovic||1-0||100%||0–0||0–0||1–0||0–0|
|/ Jelena Janković||1-1||50%||1–1||0–0||0–0||0–0|
|/ Martina Navratilova||1–1||50%||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1|
|Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||5-5||50%||2-0||3–2||0–1||0–2|
|// Monica Seles||4–5||44.4%||0–1||3–2||0–0||1–2|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|/ Jana Novotná||1-5||16.7%||0-2||0–0||0–0||1–3|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|/ Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere||0–1||0%||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|/ Iva Majoli||7–4||63.6%||1–1||4–2||0–0||2–1|
|/ Jelena Dokić||2–3||40%||1–0||1–2||0–1||0–0|
|Mary Joe Fernández||2-5||28.6%||0–2||1–3||0–0||1–0|
|/ Helena Suková||0-1||0%||0-1||0–0||0–0||0–0|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|/ Natasha Zvereva||5-2||71.4%||4-0||0–1||0–0||1–1|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Number 8 ranked players|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|/ Karina Habšudová||3–2||60%||1–0||1–2||0–0||1–0|
|Total||163–154||51.4%||65–62 (51.2%)||54–50 (51.9%)||8–8 (50%)||35–35 (50%)|
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- "Pierce's new coach: "Mary changed Mary"". The News. AP. 5 June 1994. p. 5C.
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