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Mary Pierce


  Female      Canadian      Athlete

  Born : Jan 15, 1975  


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Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a French-American retired tennis professional who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Although 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 and two in 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; as of 2013, Pierce is the last French player, male or female, to win the latter title. She won the 2005 Wimbledon mixed doubles championship and has reached three Grand Slam doubles finals. She has won 18 WTA singles titles and 10 WTA doubles titles, including five Tier I singles events. She also has twice reached the final of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, most recently in 2005.

Pierce was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Yannick and Jim Pierce. Yannick is French and Jim is American, qualifying Mary for citizenship in all three countries. She was raised in the United States. She has represented France in international tennis competitions many times. She speaks English and French fluently. Mary was previously engaged to baseball player Roberto Alomar shortly in 1999 and then later to Air France pilot David Emmanuel Ades, but broke off both engagements...


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