Mary Pierce   ESPN




Height: 5-foot-10 ½
Weight:  143 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed


Born: Jan. 15, 1975, Montreal, Canada
Career Titles: 15
Career Highlights
France
GRAND SLAM TITLES:
Australian Open: 1995
French Open: 2000
Wimbledon:
U.S. Open:



-- 2006 AT A GLANCE --

WTA Tournaments Played: 8

WTA Record: 9-8

Tournament Titles: Best Finish: Finals - Open Gaz de France

Hardcourt Record: 9-8

Carpet Record: 0-0

Clay Record: 0-0

Grass Record: 0-0

Overall Record (including non-WTA events): 9-8


   CURRENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2002
•Struggling to get her game back after missing most of last year. Lost to Jennifer Capriati at the Italian Open 6-0, 6-0, shortly before the French Open.

•Best results of the year came at the French Open, where she reached the quarterfinals.

  2006 TOURNAMENTS
TOURNAMENT SURFACE ROUND OPPONENT W/L SCORE
Australian Open Hard 1
2
Nicole Pratt
Iveta Benesova
W
L
6-1, 6-1
3-6, 5-7
Open Gaz de France Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Emilie Loit
Patty Schnyder
Amelie Mauresmo

W
W
W
L

6-2, 6-4
7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4)
6-4, 6-2
1-6, 6-7 (2-7)
Acura Classic Hard 1
2
3
QF
Bye
Sybille Bammer
Emma Laine
Maria Sharapova

W
W
L

6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6
6-2, 6-1
2-6, 3-6
U.S. Open Hard 1
2
3
Elena Vesnina
Eva Birnerova
Na Li
W
W
L
7-5, 6-1
6-3, 6-4
6-4, 0-6, 0-6
Fortis Championships Hard 1
Alona Bondarenko
L
3-6, 3-6
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Hard 1
Tsvetana Pironkova
L
6-7 (7-9), 36
Zurich Open Hard 1
Katarina Srebotnik
L
3-6, 5-7
Ladies Linz Hard 1
Ai Sugiyama
W
7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5

   PAST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001
•Was unable to defend her French Open title because of a back injury and missed the rest of the year.

2000
• Won the singles and doubles titles at the French Open. The last Frenchwoman to win both was Francoise Durr who in 1967 won the singles and doubles titles.

•Won the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head, S.C., by defeating Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 6-1, 6-0.

1999
• Won the title at Linz and reached the finals at Hamburg, Filderstadt and the Italian Open.

•Made it to the final of the Australian Women's Hardcourt Championships before losing to Patty Schnyder 6-4, 6-7, 2-6.

•Made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before falling to eventual champion, Martina Hingis, 6-3, 6-4. Made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open before losing to Lindsay Davenport, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

•Made it to the quarterfinal of the Evert Cup before losing to Serena Williams 5-7, 6-7.

1998
•After losing in the finals of the last two Bausch & Lomb Championships she finally won it, downing Conchita Martinez 6-7 (8), 6-0, 6-2.

•Beat Dominique van Roost to win Open Gaz de France.

•Won first title in her home country of France at the Paris Indoors, defeating defeating top seed Jana Novotna, fifth seed Anke Huber and sixth seed Dominique Van Roost en route en route to the win.

•After finishing as runner-up the previous two years, won 1998 Amelia Island to collect her 10th career title, defeating world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals to avenge her finals loss the previous year, and stopped Conchita Martinez in the 1998 final, winning eight straight games after losing a first-set tie-break. Her ranking subsequently moved up to No. 5, her highest in two years.

•Defeated world No. 1 Martina Hingis, No. 5 Venus Williams and No. 7 Conchita Martinez to reach her third final of 1998 in San Diego. Fell to No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the final after suffering a right groin strain during her practice before the match.

• 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).

1997
Has made appearances in four finals (Australian Open, Chase Championships, Amelia Island, German Open), and beat Conchita Martinez for the Italian Open title in Rome.

•A member of the 1997 French Fed Cup team that won the title for the first time.

1996
Injury to her right shoulder sidelined her for more than two months of the season, which forced her to miss the U.S. Open.

1995
•Won Australian Open, becoming the first French woman to win a Grand Slam title since 1967, and climbed to a career-high ranking of No. 3.

•By winning Tokyo-Nichirei, became the 23rd woman to surpass $2 million in career prize money.

1994
Reached first-ever Grand Slam final at the French Open.

1992
Nominated for Corel WTA Tour Most Improved Player award.

1989
Was the youngest American to make a pro debut (at 14-years, 2-months, at Hilton Head) until Jennifer Capriati broke the record at Boca Raton in 1990.