Major champions Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce and Conchita Martinez are among the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for 2014.
Among the players seeking her first major title is the talented but temperamental Vera Zvonareva, a finalist at last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
In honor of the Fourth of July and its celebration of freedom, espnW takes a look at notable declarations of independence in the sports world.
Despite being sidelined by a knee injury since 2006, Mary Pierce told sports daily L'Equipe that she'd like to play again at the French Open
Two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce withdrew from France's Olympic tennis team Monday because of a knee injury and was replaced by Pauline Parmentier.
Former French Open winner Mary Pierce, sidelined for 18 months since undergoing surgery for a ruptured knee ligament, said she's still holding out hope for a return to the WTA circuit.
Two-time defending champion Justine Henin had a difficult draw at the French Open. Maybe that's why the final seemed easy, writes Greg Garber.
Mary Pierce suffered a horrific knee injury in Austria. However, Bonnie DeSimone writes the injury might not mean the end for the two-time Grand Slam champ.
Mary Pierce, who was carried off the court on a stretcher after hurting her left knee in a fall during the Generali Ladies tournament, needs surgery on a ruptured ligament in her left knee.
Mary Pierce was carried off the court on a stretcher and taken to a hospital after hurting her left knee in a fall while on the brink of defeating Vera Zvonareva in the Generali Ladies tournament Thursday.
Eighth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy, hampered by an injured right calf, lost to Vera Zvonareva of Russia 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the Generali Ladies.
Mary Pierce's 2006 season has been defined by injuries that have cut her season short. Now healthy, the 2005 U.S. Open finalist finds herself in the third round.
Mary Pierce, Patty Schnyder and Vera Zvonareva withdrew from the women's Rogers Cup that begins play next week.
Second-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals in the Acura Classic on Friday, routing defending champion Mary Pierce 6-2, 6-3.
Defending champion Mary Pierce held off Sybille Bammer 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4) on Wednesday in the second round of the Acura Classic.
Mary Pierce pulled out of Wimbledon with a foot injury Tuesday, joining Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport as former Grand Slam winners out of the tournament that begins Monday.