With the French Open Tennis coming closer by the day, Mary Pierce former France tennis player has been shortlisted by the France Televisions to join their team of consultants at the Sports Department.

Pierce, who so far remains the last French player – both male and female – and the last woman to have won the Roland Garros in the year 2000 comes back once again to the sport, this time as a consultant.

The one time French Open winner was brought in to serve as a replacement for Amélie Mauresmo who is currently pregnant with her second child. Pierce will join Laurent Luyat as they intervene together on the terrace.

In 2015, Pierce became a member of the steering committee of the International Tennis Federation on the field side. In 2016, she was appointed by Yannick Noah as the deputy captain of the French team of the Fed Cup.

She made a few appearances at Canal + and France Televisions, after which she went on to serve in 2015 as a consultant to MCS Sport. In 2008, Pierce also served in the capacity of a consultant for the public service and this year, she has been made captain of the French team for the 2017 Fed Cup Season.

She has four Grand Slam titles to her name, two being singles, one being doubles and the other in mixed doubles. She got to no less than six Grand Slam finals with the most recent being in 2005 at the US Open and the French Open as well.

For the 42 year old Pierce, the 2000s was marked by numerous injuries. The final blow was however a tear of the cruciate ligaments of her left knee in the year 2006 which saw her retire from the game.