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PIERCE WITHDRAWS FROM WIMBLEDON

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French Open finalist Mary Pierce, apparently still plagued by family strife, announced Saturday that her long-awaited Wimbledon debut has been canceled.

Pierce did not directly attribute her withdrawal to the implied threat from her estranged father, Jim, that he planned to don a disguise and gain entrance to the Wimbledon grounds. Jim Pierce allegedly made those threats during a paid interview with a London tabloid.Jim Pierce has been banned from the tennis circuit, and from his daughter's entourage, ever since he was ejected from the 1993 French Open after disrupting her third-round match. More Wimbledon on D8.