Like the pace on her famous forehand, Mary Pierce doesn’t hold her thoughts back. Throw a question at her and a two-sentence reply will be as lucid as an entire chapter. That’s the experience of a four-time Grand Slam champion and someone who managed to climb back into the top five after an injury-forced slip down to almost 300.
India has a great player in Sania Mirza. I know she’s got married and had a baby. Now she has come back and I am happy to see her playing again. I know that she has inspired so many girls in this country to play tennis. I really hope that in the near future we’ll see some new fresh, young Indian girls coming out on the tour and hopefully some future Grand Slam champions, because I know in India there’s a lot of potential and there’s a lot of talent, but I feel it hasn’t been totally tapped into and exploited fully.