Mary Pierce named ambassador for TCS World 10K marathon

Former tennis star Mary Pierce has been named the International Event Ambassador for TCS World 10K 2018 Marathon. The marathon, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru for May 27, will see Pierce gracing the occasion.

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Mary Pierce reached her career high ranking of World No. 3 in 1995, post her first Grand Slam Singles title - that of the Australian Open in January 1995.

Former tennis star Mary Pierce has been named the International Event Ambassador for TCS World 10K 2018 Marathon. The marathon, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru for May 27, will see Pierce gracing the occasion.

“I am excited to be the Ambassador for the upcoming TCS World 10k race in Bengaluru! I always enjoyed running, it was a part of my training. It not only builds you physically, but it also improves your health and strengthens your mind! I wish to all the participants’ good luck and have a great race,” Pierce said.

She reached her career high ranking of World No. 3 in 1995, post her first Grand Slam Singles title - that of the Australian Open in January 1995. In a career that lasted from the early nineties to 2005, Pierce bagged four Grand Slam titles, including one with India’s first Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi in the Mixed Doubles event at Wimbledon in 2005.

A title she won with the Indian without dropping a single set through the whole tournament. However, as fate would have it, Pierce’s Wimbledon title with Bhupathi, would be the last Grand Slam title of her career, which ended in a calamitous knee injury.