Pierce may play in Fed Cup

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  • Friday, 03 Oct 2003

METZ (France): Mary Pierce could step in for France in their Fed Cup semi-final against Russia next month if Nathalie Dechy fails to recover from a wrist injury in time. 

Captain Guy Forget told Reuters on Thursday that Dechy was still unable to practise and that he had talked to Pierce about her playing her first Fed Cup match since 1997 alongside Amelie Mauresmo. 

“If she (Dechy) opts out, it would be preferable to have Mary Pierce.  

“At Wimbledon I saw her win some good matches even though she was far from fit,” Forget said. 

“Since then she has become much fitter.  

“I have talked to her on the phone and she is very keen to rejoin the team,” said Forget. – Reuters 

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