20 September, 2020

My Dad Wanted Me To Be A Tennis Player, Not A Supermodel, Says 'Big Babe' Mary Pierce

At 5 feet 10 and with an attractive blonde braid, Mary Pierce was just not a Grand Slam champion but the delight of lensmen for her sex appeal. The 2000 French Open champion recounts her tumultuous career and life in the mid-forties

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My Dad Wanted Me To Be A Tennis Player, Not A Supermodel, Says 'Big Babe' Mary Pierce

After Arantxa Sanchez (2018) and Justine Henin (2019), Mary Pierce bec­ame the third Grand Slam champion to promote the Ronald Garros Junior Wild Card Series in India last week. The tournament enables young Indians to qualify for the Ronald Garros junior main draw in Paris. A four-time Grand Slam winner, this was Mary’s third visit to India. Soumitra Bose speaks with the 45-year-old who lives in Cannes.

The French tennis federation has opened its doors to young Indians to play at Ronald Garros. This is quite unique.

Mary Pierce: I am very happy to be back in India to promote grassroots tennis. I remember Sania in 2003. She became world No. 1 in doubles. This is a great opportunity for Indian juniors to qualify for a junior Grand Slam in June.

Ronald Garros has always been special to you. After Australian Open in 1995 it took you five years to win the French Open…

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