Monday, March 3, 2008

Pierce back at Roland Garros

Former world No.3 Mary Pierce is planning a comeback on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
According to L'Equipe she has a green light from her doctors! She is still searching for a physical trainer. Her brother, David, will be her tennis trainer.

Pierce's in Paris now. She 's training physically and hopes to be back for the French Open. She's convinced she will play quickly at a high level. She said she's very confident!

The Frenchwoman was for a long time in serious doubt if she could ever play tennis again. After defeating Ai Sugiyama in October 2006 in Linz Pierce was leading Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-5 in the second round when Pierce ruptured her 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. Currently rehabilitating her knee in Vail, Colorado she expects to return to the tour in 2008. Not ready to retire, she stated that she still has things she would like to accomplish, including playing the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


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