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Pierce, Mary

Born: 1975 AD
Currently alive, at 40 years of age.
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Athlete, Tennis Player

1975 – She was born on the 15th day of January this year in Montreal, Canada.


1985 – At age 10, she was introduced to tennis by her father Jim Pierce.


1987 – She won the US national 12-and-under junior title.


1989 – She became the youngest American player to make her debut on the professional tour, aged 14 years and 2 months.


1994 – She reached her first Grand Slam final at the French Open.


1995 – She won her first Grand Slam title by defeating Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Australian Open


1996 – She suffered a series of setbacks, including her split with Nick Bollieteri after failing to defend her title at the 1996 Australian Open.


1997 – She was back in the Australian Open singles final, where she lost 6-2, 6-2 to Martina Hingis.


1998 – She won four titles this year: Open Gaz de France, Amelia Island, the Kremlin Cup, and Luxembourg. In addition, she was the runner-up in San Diego.


2000 – She won her second Grand Slam singles title and her first Grand Slam doubles title at the French Open this year.


2003 – She helped France win the Fed Cup for a second time this year.


2005 – She then burst back into the top ranks of the women’s game this year.


2006 – Her first tournament of the year was the Australian Open. She defeated Nicole Pratt of Australia 6-1, 6-1 in the first round before losing 6-3, 7-5 to Iveta Benešová of the Czech Republic in the second round. The loss denied her a third-round match with Martina Hingis.