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2008-12-26 14:12:58

Former French Open winner Mary Pierce has refuted reports that she has retired from women's tennis because she has not played since October 2006. The former American, now a citizen of France, told the sports daily L'Equipe that her dream is to once again return to the clay in Paris. Pierce, 33, last played at the Generali Ladies tournament in Linz, Austria, against Russia's Vera Zvonareva, where she could not finish the match because of a ruptured left knee ligament. I don't feel it's the...

2006-08-04 00:45:51

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Top-seed Kim Clijsters tested the limits of her endurance with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Jelena Jankovic to move into the quarter-finals of the Acura Classic in San Diego on Thursday. Clijsters was joined by second seed Maria Sharapova, who beat fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-4 6-4. Sharapova will face Mary Pierce in the quarters after the defending champion blitzed Finland's Emma Laine 6-2 6-1. Belgian Clijsters will face eight seed Martina...

2006-08-03 00:14:18

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Defending champion Mary Pierce was made to struggle in her first competitive match for six months before progressing to the third round of the Acura Classic in San Diego on Wednesday. The 31-year-old sixth seed, who has not played since February after tearing ligaments in her foot, edged past Austria's Sybille Bammer 6-1 6-7 7-6 Third seed Nadia Petrova was not so fortunate in her first match in over two months when she was upset 6-3 6-7 6-2...

2006-04-15 06:18:57

MADRID (Reuters) - Conchita Martinez, the only Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title, announced her retirement on Saturday. Martinez, who will turn 34 on Sunday, prevented Martina Navratilova from winning a 10th Wimbledon singles title when she beat the American in the 1994 final. She reached two other grand slam finals in her career, losing to Martina Hingis in the Australian Open in 1998 and to Mary Pierce at Roland Garros in 2000. Overall she won 33 singles titles...

2006-02-12 14:10:33

By Myrtille Rambion PARIS (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo overpowered injured compatriot Mary Pierce 6-1 7-6 to win the Paris Open on Sunday, her second consecutive WTA title. The world number two, who was returning to action after winning her first grand slam crown in Melbourne last month, denied Pierce revenge for last year's WTA Championships final. Pierce, hampered by a sore foot, was broken twice in a one-sided first set in what was the first all-French final at the tournament....

2006-02-12 12:09:25

PARIS (Reuters) - Top-seed Amelie Mauresmo overpowered compatriot Mary Pierce 6-1 7-6 to win the Paris Open on Sunday, her second consecutive WTA title. The world number two, who was returning to action after winning her first grand slam crown in Melbourne last month, denied Pierce revenge for last year's WTA Championships final. Mauresmo made a flying start in the first all-French final at the tournament, breaking Pierce's serve twice in a row to cruise through the opening set....

2006-02-11 13:09:42

PARIS (Reuters) - Top seed Amelie Mauresmo saved a match point on Saturday to repulse a strong challenge from 18-year-old compatriot Tatiana Golovin and set up the first all-French Paris Open final. The world number two defeated Golovin 6-7 7-5 6-2 to qualify for Sunday's final against Mary Pierce, who defeated Swiss Patty Scnhyder 6-4 6-2. Mauresmo, returning to action after she clinched her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne last month, looked destined for her first defeat of the...

2006-01-21 00:32:07

By Paul Tait MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rejuvenated former world number one Martina Hingis continued her brilliant return to grand slam tennis when she breezed past Czech Iveta Benesova 6-4 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Australian Open fourth round. The Swiss wildcard needed only 66 minutes to dismiss her unseeded opponent on a scorching hot Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. The victory was another significant step in her return to tennis after injury had forced her into an early...

2006-01-19 09:07:57

By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Lleyton Hewitt and Mary Pierce were knocked out of the Australian Open on Thursday while the Swiss pair of Martina Hingis and Roger Federer maintained cruise control during a day of high drama at Melbourne Park. Third seed Hewitt was beaten by his Argentine arch-rival Juan Ignacio Chela, Pierce fell to unseeded Czech Iveta Benesova and 10 seeds in all exited the first grand slam of the year. Hingis, at her comeback grand slam tournament, rolled...

2006-01-19 06:04:04

By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Martina Hingis rolled back the years to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday while Mary Pierce was left feeling her age after being dumped from the first grand slam of the year. Hingis thrashed Finland's Emma Laine 6-1 6-1 to reach the third round of a draw starting to open up nicely after 31-year-old Pierce led a procession of seeded women to the exit. Pierce was sent packing by unseeded Czech Iveta Benesova 6-3 7-5,...