Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Self-made gilded cage
Re: Peppermint Problems (Edge of Bankruptcy?)
The number is a shock! Against Patty Schnyder, received by the enforcement office courtyards claims in the amount of CHF 379'260 .86. The creditors include banks, credit card companies, debt collection company, a trust company and tax authorities - even the Billag wants money.
Big post for the 32-year-olds who will soon withdraw from class tennis. How is it that a former world number 7, a woman who has earned in 16 years to the 10 million dollars in prize money and sponsorship, suddenly can not pay? If it is set against a con artist, as she claims in her opinion?
Maybe. But the question is, how far track of their finances in general has. Whether exclusively to the financial affairs of care her husband Rainer Hofmann. Schnyder busy not just with finances, was "too sloppy" and are not well aware of the obligations were outstanding, said a creditor who does not want to be named. Another predicts that they apparently want to sell to Germany.
Properties in Germany
The couple is still officially reported in Brooks (church camp Bach). Mobile and immobile values exist. A small cottage in Isenbüttel near Wolfsburg, in which the two retire each, for example. This obviously is a penthouse apartment in the fashionable district of Berlin Grunewald. A stake in a golf hotel in Portugal was repelled, according to Schnyder in the meantime. Also the speed boat on Lake Zurich is not redeemed.
Expensive tennis life
One thing is certain: life as a tennis pro is depending on not only lucrative, but expensive. Just the cost of an annual business-ticket amount depending on the airline of up to 180,000 francs for two persons. In addition to all other expenses.
With an income that does not exceed 400,000 francs a year more, one can estimate: The fat years are over. Schnyder refers to an ongoing criminal investigation. She is currently in America is planning next due to play the tournament in Charleston.
Many questions are still open. Also, if they pay because of the shortage even plans to move the resignation. Their dreams in the future, "something with animals" to make (dog trainer? Animal psychologist?) Seem, at present but further away than ever.
The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.