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FRANCE: PIERCE PRESSER

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France's Mary Pierce, the Australian Open tennis champion, has been speaking about former World number one Steffi Graf at a news conference in Paris (February 14). She says Graf, who, returns to competitive tennis at the Paris Open this week after a three month break, is in good form and playing very well. Pierce, who has been practising against Graf, says her rival has lost some weight but her legs are now even stronger than before. The French number one says she dreams of the top world ranking but knows it will be difficult to achieve. Pierce says reaching her number three ranking has been tough and to be number one would be even harder. Pierce, who has amibitions to win the French Open this year, claims to set herself goals every season, goals which up until now she has managed to achieve.

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Reuters News
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FRANCE: PIERCE PRESSER
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France's Mary Pierce, the Australian Open tennis champion, has been speaking about former World number one Steffi Graf at a news conference in Paris (February 14). She says Graf, who, returns to competitive tennis at the Paris Open this week after a three month break, is in good form and playing very well. Pierce, who has been practising against Graf, says her rival has lost some weight but her legs are now even stronger than before. The French number one says she dreams of the top world ranking but knows it will be difficult to achieve. Pierce says reaching her number three ranking has been tough and to be number one would be even harder. Pierce, who has amibitions to win the French Open this year, claims to set herself goals every season, goals which up until now she has managed to achieve.
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1995-02-14