Mary Pierce, only Frenchwoman to have won her home Grand Slam in the Open Era, has shared with her Twitter followers bits of her journey to Newport, where she is to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on this Saturday.
“Some amazing memories from my career!” the former World No. 2 wrote on July 18, accompanying the words with a videos of her career’s best highlights. “It’s a real honor to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in two days.
THANK YOU so much”. Understandably thrilled, the French Open’s darling by excellence is one of the three greats who make up the 2019 Class, along with fellow WTA champion Li Na and ATP’s Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
“So excited to finally be in Newport! I can’t wait for the memorable weekend ahead,” were her words upon arrival. Later, the French communicated, “I have had a really nice first day so far at the Tennis Hall of Fame with my friends and family!
It was an honor to do the coin toss ahead of the women’s doubles exhibition match”. On the morning of July 20, Pierce shared some pictures of the previous day's dinner, as well as a message which reads, "Last night was a very special evening with family, friends and many legends of tennis!
Induction day is finally here and I am so excited to soak it all in." Among other achievements that have led her to this honor, the path to Pierce’s first and unique Roland Garros singles trophy -- lifted in 2000, along with the doubles one -- shines bright.
She also marked one of the most popular comebacks in the world of tennis, resuming her professional career at the age of thirty following an injury which had kept her out of the tour.