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Mary Pierce


1975 Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1985 Begins to play tennis at the age of 10
1987 Withdraws from school to travel to tournaments; ranked No. 2 in the United States among 12-and-under girls
1989 Turns professional soon after her fourteenth birthday
1990 Moves to France after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) withdraws its financial support
1990-92 Plays with French Federation Cup Team
1991 Wins first professional tournament in Palermo, Italy
1992 Competes in Olympic Summer Games for France; Pierce's father punches two fans at the French Open
1993 Pierce's father is banned from attending tournaments; Pierce fires her father as her coach; hires body guards and seeks restraining orders
1994-97 Plays with French Federation Cup Team
1995 Wins first Grand Slam, the Australian Open; attains No. 3 ranking (January 30-June 11; July 31-August 6)
1996 Competes in Olympic Summer Games for France
2000 Wins second Grand Slam, the French Open; regains No. 3 ranking (June 12-July 9)
2001 Withdraws from matches due to injury
2002 Returns to tour; reaches quarterfinals of the French Open

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