Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova decided on a new coach this week, naming Sven Groeneveld to replace Jimmy Connors.
Errani, Vinci win French Open doubles

Errani, Vinci win French Open doubles

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci claimed a straight-set victory in the French Open women's double final over Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova.

Report: Pierce not done in tennis

PARIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- 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.

Report: Mauresmo to skip Olympics

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 women's tennis player Amelie Mauresmo of France will skip the Summer Olympics in Beijing, a Web site reported Thursday.

Mary Pierce falls during Austrian event

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Injury-plagued Mary Pierce of France has ruptured a knee ligament at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis championship in Austria.

Sharapova wins, Pierce hurt at Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova Thursday was among the second-round winners at the Generali Ladies Linz women's tennis tournament in Linz, Austria.

Pierce wins at Generali Ladies Open

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Former champion Mary Pierce of France was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the $600,000 Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament.

Hingis advances; Pierce upset in Zurich

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Swiss Martina Hingis was a first-round winner Monday at the Zurich Open, but Mary Pierce was beaten by Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik.

Hingis wins first Zurich Open match

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Local-favorite and fifth-seeded Martina Hingis posted a first-round victory Monday in the Zurich Open in Switzerland.

Kuznetsova, Dementieva win at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The second and third seeds were winners Wednesday at the Porsche Grand Prix women's tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

Schiavone wins; Pierce loses in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Italian Francesca Schiavone won and former champion Mary Pierce lost in Tuesday's first-round play at the $600,000 Luxembourg Championships.

Mauresmo, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo and third-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced in third-round play Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Top seeds win, Hingis out at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The top three women seeds won, but No. 8 Martina Hingis was ousted in Thursday's second round at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.

Day 2 at US Open delayed by rain

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Rain caused a delay in the start of play Tuesday, the second day of the 2006 U.S. Open, and play had not started by early afternoon.

Clijsters, Sharapova in Acura semifinals

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Belgian Kim Clijsters beat Swiss Martina Hingis, 7-5, 6-2, Friday night to reach the semifinals at the Acura Classic in San Diego.
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Mary Pierce
Japan's Ai Sugiyama returns a backhand to France's Mary Pierce during the final of the Acura Classic women's tennis tournament in Carlsbad, California, August 7, 2005. Pierce beat Sugiyama 6-0 6-3. . (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)

Infobox last updated on: 15 January 2007.

Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975, in Montreal, Canada) is a tennis professional playing on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. She is a citizen of France, Canada, and the United States but plays for France in team competitions and the Olympics.

Pierce has won four Grand Slam titles, two in singles and two in doubles. She has 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 2000 French Open and the 1995 Australian Open. 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.

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