Mary Pierce

Mary Pierce was born in Montreal Canada to a French mother and American father and grew up in Florida USA.

At age 10 Mary started showing great promise on the tennis court.

When she was 13, Mary moved to France and made her debut on the professional circuit a year later and became the youngest American to turn professional.

In 1994 at the age of 19, she reached her first Grand Slam final.

Mary has 28 career titles and reached the World No. 3 ranking in 1995.

As a French player her dream victory came true in 2000 when she won at Roland Garros and is the last French player to win this prestigious international title.

Mary is part of the very closed circle of tennis players who can count more than 500 wins.

Her incredible career propelled her to the top of the world tennis scene, until, on the 26th of October 2006 in Linz, Austria, she suffered a terrible knee injury which ended her career.

In 2019 Mary was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

To date Mary has remained firmly entrenched and active in the tennis world; coaching, commentating and even organising professional tournaments.