Mary Pierce not ready for retirement

Updated: 26 December 2008 16:41 IST

Two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce isn't ready to hang up her racket just yet.

Paris:

Two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce isn't ready to hang up her racket just yet.

Despite being sidelined by a knee injury since 2006, the Frenchwoman told sports daily L'Equipe that she'd like to play again at the French Open.

"I care about Roland Garros. If I could stand in center court for one match, that would already be a big victory," she said.

Pierce, who turns 34 next month, won the French Open in 2000 and the Australian Open in 1995. She ruptured the cruciate ligament in her left knee in October 2006 in Linz, Austria, in a match against Vera Zvonareva. She hasn't competed professionally since.

"I don't feel it's the right moment (to announce my retirement)," she told L'Equipe, adding that her left leg is weak but tests indicate her knee has recovered.

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