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Retired French-American tennis player Mary Pierce has expressed her admiration of the WTA stars who continue to stretch their careers longer and longer, most notably including Venus and Serena Williams.

For Mary Pierce, in women’s tennis, age is only a number.

Although she isn’t planning a comeback of her own, the former world No. 3 and two-time Grand Slam winner, who turned 40 earlier this year, appreciates the courage of women who have kept up with the game.

“To me, age doesn’t matter at all,” Pierce told in an exclusive interview at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

“If you’re happy with the level that you’re competing at, then go for it. As long as you’re healthy and as long as you’re loving it and hungry and want to work hard and fight, then keep doing it,” she said.

Pierce, started an early carrier, having made her first appearance at the WTA tournament at the age of 14 and having an early taste of victory, as she won her first singles trophy at 16 in 1991, she has applauded the performance of older players in the game. Admitting that the WTA’s age eligibility clause limits the number of tournament players can compete in before the age of 18. Read more »

1999 Hamburg Final – Venus Williams vs. Mary Pierce Part 2

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Li Na has been defeated by Serena Williams in the semi final round of the ongoing Western and Southern Open. Serena won the match in the straight sets by 7-5, 7-5.

Serena kept struggling with her fitness right through the contest, but, despite that, she somehow managed to down her Chinese opponent. Read more »

2005 Wimbledon Pierce vs Williams

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Mary Pierce vs Venus Williams Olympics 2004

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Mary Pierce has said that the key to Serena Williams’ success is that she practices for long hours and works very hard on her game.

Serena Williams played some extraordinary tennis in the last season. She dominated in almost every tournament she took part in and at times, she looked unbeatable. However, she didn’t manage to finish the season as World no. 1, but, if she continues the same kind of form at the start of the next season, she would be at the top of the rankings pretty soon.

When Mary Pierce was asked what she thinks is the main reason of the success of Serena Williams, Pierce said, “I think hard work and hunger for more and more victories are the two main reasons why Serena has been so successful over the years. You can’t even imagine how hard she works on her game even at this stage of her career. She practices for many hours and goes into every tournament with enough preparation.”

“In 1991, I used to live on floor no. 3 of an apartment in USA and there were a few clay courts nearby.  Every morning, I used to be woken up by the sound of the tennis balls hitting the racket. When I used to go out to see who was out there playing tennis so early, I used to get amazed to see each and every member of the Williams family out there. They used to remain there the whole day. I must say that Serena’s father should be credited for the way she encouraged both his daughters.”

“I think Serena is at the peak of her career at the moment. She has had some health issues earlier this year, but, she is fully fit at the moment and has been playing some extra ordinary tennis.”