Ex-the third racket of the world Frenchwoman Mary pierce, the champion of the Australian Open in 1995 and the “Roland Garros” — 2000, losing four finals of the majors, including the “Roland Garros” — 2005 and US Open — 2005, told about his attitude to religion.
“In early 2000 I was given the gospel. At the time I felt empty inside, and my family knew about it. I wanted to believe in eternal life, that death is not the end. I discovered a wonderful world. Before in my life had a lot of problems, psychological difficulties. If I believed in God before, many things would be different, including my relationship with my father. I realized that the talent and career of this more than me, and was humble”, — quotes the words pierce L’equipe.
Note that her father, Jim pierce, was one of the first tennis fathers-tyrants. For his regular quarrels with her daughter and her rivals in tournaments, he was forbidden to attend all events.