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manu
May 14th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Congrats to the Swiss girl! :yeah: Hopefully she can carry this form into Roland Garros...

BTW, I'm surprised the Schnyder-section on this board is so empty? :confused:

Time for some Patty-bandwagoning! ;)

Good luck to Patty in the final tomorrow against Amélie!

sebbe
May 14th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Congrats to the Swiss girl! :yeah: Hopefully she can carry this form into Roland Garros...

BTW, I'm surprised the Schnyder-section on this board is so empty? :confused:

Time for some Patty-bandwagoning! ;)

Good luck to Patty in the final tomorrow against Amélie!


She was increadible today...what a match.

LefandePatty
May 14th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Patty :worship:

roscoe111
May 15th, 2005, 05:58 AM
In response to manu's point about the emptiness of this part of the board.

I first saw Schnyder play in 2001 and immediately realised what a phenomenally talented player she was/is. I was intrigued why her results and ranking were not better,so began following Patty's career more closely, partially through this board.

I became aware of her rather bizarre and sad offcourt trials and tribulations that have been addressed ad nauseum here. I also witnessed her blatantly tank/give up in matches at Wimbledon. Last years effort(?) against Gagliardi was particularly unprofessional.

So I suspect that like myself the other long time schnyder fans are simply jaded.
I'm glad that her results this year are improved and wish her well but have no delusions about her long term consistency.

Jenny.C.Fan
May 15th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Very proud of patty at this tournament, she's shown what she really is capable of and hopefully she can carry her great form on. Well done patty back in the top ten you deserve it. She's far too talented to be outside the top ten, good seeding for RG hopefully a good draw and who knows maybe a major will be heading her way. Well done patty :)

switz
May 16th, 2005, 06:15 AM
for me there were 2 reasons i stopped posting in here: 1) Jolly Roger making it impossible to say anything without getting in an argument 2) Rothes turning out to be a weirdo who lied about everything.

Greenout
May 16th, 2005, 12:17 PM
It's refreshing to see her name back up there. The 2004 season
really showed how much all court players are needed. I think
everyone can agree that tennis viewing has improved 100% this
year. The matches aren't about UE's, but cool flashy shot making.

:)

vogus
May 16th, 2005, 03:03 PM
I became aware of her rather bizarre and sad offcourt trials and tribulations that have been addressed ad nauseum here. I also witnessed her blatantly tank/give up in matches at Wimbledon. Last years effort(?) against Gagliardi was particularly unprofessional.

So I suspect that like myself the other long time schnyder fans are simply jaded.
I'm glad that her results this year are improved and wish her well but have no delusions about her long term consistency.


Getting back to the Top 10 after six years on the outs is a great achievement any way you slice it. But i think jaded is a good word to describe many of the long-term Patty fans. Of course i'm glad to see Patty having this success and also gaining some new fans who don't know or care much about the long history of it all. But she definitely had a certain kind of intangible charm earlier in her career that has worn off. She has become, in my opinion, somewhat of a poser - that is, much more like the rest of the tennis world, and the world in general. Oh well.

*JR*
May 20th, 2005, 08:33 PM
for me there were 2 reasons i stopped posting in here: 1) Jolly Roger making it impossible to say anything without getting in an argument 2) Rothes turning out to be a weirdo who lied about everything.
Hi, Alex. You folks invoked JR so much that I decided to come back and say "Hi". :) But for the record, I stopped Peppering Patty in this forum after Sonja asked me to last year. (I don't think I even Razzed Rainer in here after that, either).

Whatever Rothes did, I had no control ova, and am glad you belatedly accepted that s/he wasn't me after the weird PM's revealed that poster 2B a troll. I'm sure we'll have some nice exchanges of vews in GM, though. ;) And Vogus, nice 2C you're such a Rainer fan now! :lol:

vogus
May 21st, 2005, 06:05 AM
Hi, Alex. You folks invoked JR so much that I decided to come back and say "Hi". :) But for the record, I stopped Peppering Patty in this forum after Sonja asked me to last year. (I don't think I even Razzed Rainer in here after that, either).

Whatever Rothes did, I had no control ova, and am glad you belatedly accepted that s/he wasn't me after the weird PM's revealed that poster 2B a troll. I'm sure we'll have some nice exchanges of vews in GM, though. ;) And Vogus, nice 2C you're such a Rainer fan now! :lol:


har har har, very funny JR. Welcome back. As long as Hoffy isn't pulling any dirty/sneaky/illegal tricks (and who would ever suspect him of that - certainly not me or you), we all have to admit that he has turned out to be a pretty darn good tennis coach.

Don't tell me you have been lurking around here all this time. How's Iris, have you talked to her lately?

LefandePatty
May 21st, 2005, 06:19 AM
Is JollyRoger back ?!! :eek: :scared:

*JR*
May 21st, 2005, 01:01 PM
Oui, French Fan, except that JR wasn't always so "jolly" was he? ;) And hi Vogus, but I err, Can't Comment on Rainer's non-tennis activities here on Peppermint Place without violating what I agreed to with Sonja last year. :angel:

Re. coaching, I know he's listed as such, but have no idea how much he does. (Though he might do computer analysis of other Players' Proclivities, which could be of value unless its someone Patty Plays a fair amount).

Incidentally, Nat's "dorky nickname" you referred after Oz was le Placid Parisian, though I have no idea if she ever lived in the City of Light. (It was based on her "beat me or beat yourself" playing style, which she's fallen back into). :shrug:

Iris is OK, though she was "somewhat disappointed" in your little Ode to Rainer. :mad: For a fleeting moment after that, she wondered if you might even BE Rainer :eek: but I assured her otherwise, and told her about our old Pal Pat 2003. :lol:

But I'm not so sure about Switz! :tape:

Greenout
May 21st, 2005, 01:43 PM
I knew something special (cough, cough) was in the air when
Patty was actually named as a contender on CNN World Sport
today in the RG 2005 preview.

Patty, CNN World Sport and Jolly Roger in the same day.
What are the chances of this ever to happen again? :eek:

*JR*
May 21st, 2005, 02:06 PM
I knew something special (cough, cough) was in the air when Patty was actually named as a contender on CNN World Sport today in the RG 2005 preview.

Patty, CNN World Sport and Jolly Roger in the same day.
What are the chances of this ever to happen again? :eek:
Hey Greeny, how's your BOSS? :) And in terms of the trifecta you mentioned, I guess it depends on how Patty Plays. :shrug:

vogus
May 21st, 2005, 06:08 PM
But I'm not so sure about Switz! :tape:


he's a sneaky one, isn't he? He plays dumb with the best of them. I've had my suspicions that he is Hoffy's chief propaganda operative. I don't trust anybody around here.

Greenout
May 22nd, 2005, 03:00 AM
Hey Greeny, how's your BOSS? :) And in terms of the trifecta you mentioned, I guess it depends on how Patty Plays. :shrug:


HI JR. She's doing great as you may notice, despite
all most (according to the Drama Channel) getting
her eye taken out by Patty in Berlin.

Greenout
May 22nd, 2005, 03:01 AM
he's a sneaky one, isn't he? He plays dumb with the best of them. I've had my suspicions that he is Hoffy's chief propaganda operative. I don't trust anybody around here.


;) You can trust me.

vogus
May 22nd, 2005, 05:52 AM
;) You can trust me.


[opening riff of "Hotel California" plays in the background]

Greenout
May 22nd, 2005, 06:37 AM
[opening riff of "Hotel California" plays in the background]

:lol:

Brilliant Vogus.

It's funny; but Justine reminds me of the 1980's-
you know TEARS FOR FEARs, the SMITHS, New Order, Duran
Duran, pretty skinny boy husband etc.. .. but
Patty always gives me this 1990's post modern film noir vibe.
You know like the GRIFTERS, Early Tarantino films etc... she's
so 1990's.

vogus
May 23rd, 2005, 03:23 AM
:lol:

Brilliant Vogus.

It's funny; but Justine reminds me of the 1980's-
you know TEARS FOR FEARs, the SMITHS, New Order, Duran
Duran, pretty skinny boy husband etc.. .. but
Patty always gives me this 1990's post modern film noir vibe.
You know like the GRIFTERS, Early Tarantino films etc... she's
so 1990's.


Dude, i was a HUGE Tears for Fears fan, we're talking 4 foot poster of Curt Smith and Roland Orzabald on the wall. Now you've got me thinking, where the hell did i put those albums. I know you had a copy of "Union of the Snake", don't deny it.

Patty in the late 1990s was incredible. Like you said, she had this kind of underground-counterculture appeal. You remember, there were the super-hyped Hingis, Kournikova, and the Williams sisters, then Seles, Davenport and Pierce in the middle, and then way over on the other side was Patty - un-commercialized, anti-hype, not obsessed with her image, not afraid to try different stuff, with a totally different look and a totally different style of play. Kind of like an independent Sundance film standing out from the latest Hollywood blockbusters based on the "Let's have a big fire/earthquake/flood/astroid-collision and re-settle the survivors on the Moon" theme.

*JR*
May 24th, 2005, 03:50 PM
...Patty in the late 1990s was incredible. Like you said, she had this kind of underground-counterculture appeal. You remember, there were the super-hyped Hingis, Kournikova, and the Williams sisters, then Seles, Davenport and Pierce in the middle, and then way over on the other side was Patty - un-commercialized, anti-hype, not obsessed with her image, not afraid to try different stuff, with a totally different look.....
Sorta like Patti Smyth, I guess! :lol:

Greenout
May 25th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Dude, i was a HUGE Tears for Fears fan, we're talking 4 foot poster of Curt Smith and Roland Orzabald on the wall. Now you've got me thinking, where the hell did i put those albums. I know you had a copy of "Union of the Snake", don't deny it.

Patty in the late 1990s was incredible. Like you said, she had this kind of underground-counterculture appeal. You remember, there were the super-hyped Hingis, Kournikova, and the Williams sisters, then Seles, Davenport and Pierce in the middle, and then way over on the other side was Patty - un-commercialized, anti-hype, not obsessed with her image, not afraid to try different stuff, with a totally different look and a totally different style of play. Kind of like an independent Sundance film standing out from the latest Hollywood blockbusters based on the "Let's have a big fire/earthquake/flood/astroid-collision and re-settle the survivors on the Moon" theme.

I won't lie- I've got "Rio", "View to A Kill", "Wild Boys" on my I-Tunes!
:p

Greenout
May 25th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Sorta like Patti Smyth, I guess! :lol:

Isn't weird how she ended up marrying John McEnroe! :tape:

vogus
May 25th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Isn't weird how she ended up marrying John McEnroe! :tape:


i think he's getting Patti Smyth mixed up with Patti Smith. The first one, who's now married to JMac, was straight down the middle of the road pop - the second is the enigmatic underground legend.

Greenout
May 25th, 2005, 01:27 PM
i think he's getting Patti Smyth mixed up with Patti Smith. The first one, who's now married to JMac, was straight down the middle of the road pop - the second is the enigmatic underground legend.

:lol:

Oh. Patti Smith is the cool chick/poet/artist that sang a
Bruce Springsteen song "Because the Night" and had a
hit. Her usual songs have titles like
"Rock and Roll N*****" :tape:

*JR*
May 25th, 2005, 01:38 PM
i think he's getting Patti Smyth mixed up with Patti Smith. The first one, who's now married to JMac, was straight down the middle of the road pop - the second is the enigmatic underground legend.
Thanks for the spelling clarification. (And re. Mrs. JMac, I guess after Tatum O'Neill, he was bound to do better). Lets hope "Patty with a y" will in her 2nd marraige, too! ;)

vogus
May 25th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the spelling clarification. (And re. Mrs. JMac, I guess after Tatum O'Neill, he was bound to do better). Lets hope "Patty with a y" will in her 2nd marraige, too! ;)


what, do you think she's eventually going to escape from Big Daddy Hofmann? You're an optimist.

Mynne Dassidy
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Nice comeback. Too bad about her loss today but it doens't really matter because Schnyder is still playing good tennis again.

switz
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:04 PM
he's a sneaky one, isn't he? He plays dumb with the best of them. I've had my suspicions that he is Hoffy's chief propaganda operative. I don't trust anybody around here.

:lol: let's just ignore the fact that i was the one who argued with Hofmann when he was apparently on this board (my user name was different) and that you have said more nice things about him than i ever have. the fact that you have enough time to dream up these theories is sad enough.

i can't believe i spent so much time away from this forum when i could have been discussing the ins and outs of a female tennis player's life and trading insults with fellow fans. what a waste!

*JR*
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:07 PM
:lol: let's just ignore the fact that i was the one who argued with Hofmann when he was apparently on this board (my user name was different) and that you have said more nice things about him than i ever have. the fact that you have enough time to dream up these theories is sad enough.

i can't believe i spent so much time away from this forum when i could have been discussing the ins and outs of a female tennis player's life and trading insults with fellow fans. what a waste!
Goodness, whoever could you mean? :lol:

switz
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Goodness, whoever could you mean? :lol:

i actually didn't mean you JR. you've annoyed me but i have never found any of your comments particularly insulting. Vogus on the other hand become quite patronising and seems to think he has an amazingly superior intellect and that anybody who disagrees with him is an idiot. unfortunately for him most of his big statements almost always turn out to be wrong. probably why he has been posting less lately. or he got a life :)

alibaby
Jul 30th, 2005, 03:45 PM
i hope,you put up a great show tonight,patty-baby!!good luck! :kiss: :hearts:

alibaby
Aug 4th, 2005, 12:41 PM
i hope,you put up a great show tonight,patty-baby!!good luck! :kiss: :hearts:
congrats to that tough win vs kveta,patty-baby!! :kiss: :hearts: now,give it your best shot!! :kiss: :kiss: :hearts:

bubbliscious
Aug 5th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Schnyder mixes her orange juice, but her tennis is neat

CARLSBAD – For breakfast yesterday, Patty Schnyder did not order orange juice in its pure form. She said she had a concoction of part orange juice, part pineapple juice.

Six years ago, the Swiss woman was almost awash in orange juice. She was consuming two to three liters daily, she said, on the recommendation of a dealer in alternative medicine named Rainer Harnecker.

Orange juice, as everybody knows, is good for you, but there are limits. "A small glass," said Mike Douglass, a former NFL linebacker and nutritional consultant for the Chargers, who would cite the juice's high sugar content.

Schnyder apparently has suffered no ill effects from quaffing all that orange juice, which she said was not something she did for a prolonged period. In December 2003, she married Rainer Hofmann, an information technology specialist, at the German resort of Baden-Baden, and she said she is pleased with her tennis, her life and her husband.

Tennis players don't often reach peaks at 26, but Schnyder seemingly has. Her ranking at the moment is No. 11, or as high as it has been since 1998, and she continued her strong season in the second round of the Acura Classic yesterday with a 6/4 6/7 (2) 6/1 conquest of Kveta Peschke, an able player from the Czech Republic.

Schnyder, seeded fifth, came here from Stanford, where she was a three-set loser in the semifinals to Venus Williams on faster courts than those at the La Costa Resort and Spa. How far she will go here is going to depend on how swiftly she can adapt to the slower surfaces, she said.

alibaby
Aug 5th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Schnyder mixes her orange juice, but her tennis is neat

CARLSBAD – For breakfast yesterday, Patty Schnyder did not order orange juice in its pure form. She said she had a concoction of part orange juice, part pineapple juice.

Six years ago, the Swiss woman was almost awash in orange juice. She was consuming two to three liters daily, she said, on the recommendation of a dealer in alternative medicine named Rainer Harnecker.

Orange juice, as everybody knows, is good for you, but there are limits. "A small glass," said Mike Douglass, a former NFL linebacker and nutritional consultant for the Chargers, who would cite the juice's high sugar content.

Schnyder apparently has suffered no ill effects from quaffing all that orange juice, which she said was not something she did for a prolonged period. In December 2003, she married Rainer Hofmann, an information technology specialist, at the German resort of Baden-Baden, and she said she is pleased with her tennis, her life and her husband.

Tennis players don't often reach peaks at 26, but Schnyder seemingly has. Her ranking at the moment is No. 11, or as high as it has been since 1998, and she continued her strong season in the second round of the Acura Classic yesterday with a 6/4 6/7 (2) 6/1 conquest of Kveta Peschke, an able player from the Czech Republic.

Schnyder, seeded fifth, came here from Stanford, where she was a three-set loser in the semifinals to Venus Williams on faster courts than those at the La Costa Resort and Spa. How far she will go here is going to depend on how swiftly she can adapt to the slower surfaces, she said.
all the best wishes from germany,patty!i believe in you!! :kiss: :kiss: :hearts:

vogus
Aug 5th, 2005, 07:06 PM
What publication was this article from, bubbles? Thanx.

bubbliscious
Aug 6th, 2005, 01:35 PM
What publication was this article from, bubbles? Thanx.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/20050804-9999-1s4tennotes.html

alibaby
Aug 22nd, 2005, 03:39 PM
looks like a slightly "stuttery" start,patty-baby,but as you said, a win is a win!!very right!!all the best for the next round!! :kiss: :kiss:

alibaby
Aug 24th, 2005, 09:14 AM
this will be a real thriller for sure!!i hope,patty can tune in her power.she might need all she has.... :kiss: patty-baby!!

alibaby
Aug 25th, 2005, 08:26 PM
this will be a real thriller for sure!!i hope,patty can tune in her power.she might need all she has.... :kiss: patty-baby!!
poor patty...it just was not to be...but at least,you are in shape for next week!!good luck in new york!! :kiss: :hearts:

alibaby
Aug 28th, 2005, 01:37 PM
poor patty...it just was not to be...but at least,you are in shape for next week!!good luck in new york!! :kiss: :hearts:
i would have wished for an easier start for you,but i know you can beat conchi!! :kiss: :kiss: i stand by you,patty-baby!! :kiss:

andre_janis
Sep 2nd, 2005, 06:08 PM
Seven years ago, Patty was ranked 11. Now she's back to that position and still in good shape. :worship:

alibaby
Sep 5th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Seven years ago, Patty was ranked 11. Now she's back to that position and still in good shape. :worship:
absolutely!and shes getting ever better!! :kiss: how great it would be,if she can hit it big time,this year!! :bounce: its all possible,right??
good luck,patty-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

alibaby
Sep 15th, 2005, 09:48 AM
absolutely!and shes getting ever better!! :kiss: how great it would be,if she can hit it big time,this year!! :bounce: its all possible,right??
good luck,patty-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:
i just wait for patty to bounce back,so that these silly doubters finally shut their mouth!!and she HAS the game to be at the top!! :kiss: :kiss: patty-baby!!

alibaby
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:36 AM
i just wait for patty to bounce back,so that these silly doubters finally shut their mouth!!and she HAS the game to be at the top!! :kiss: :kiss: patty-baby!!
have a great week,patty-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 28th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Good luck in your match tomorow Patty :D :bounce:

alibaby
Sep 29th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Good luck in your match tomorow Patty :D :bounce:
yeah,this will be a thriller!!and its on tv!! :bounce:
swiss-power,patty-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

alibaby
Sep 30th, 2005, 03:35 PM
yeah,this will be a thriller!!and its on tv!! :bounce:
swiss-power,patty-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:
poor patty..but i knew,it would be tough!roberta is a tough cookie!!but it was still a brave effort by patty!
:kiss: :kiss: patty-baby!!

LefandePatty
Oct 2nd, 2005, 10:32 AM
go Patty win Filderstadt! :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:47 PM
Good Luck in your match tomorow against Ana :worship: :bounce:

tatianaishott22
Oct 5th, 2005, 03:28 PM
She got lucky against Ana ....

manu
Oct 29th, 2005, 02:56 PM
If Patty wins tomorrow's Linz Final, she'd reach a career-high-ranking of #7 :eek: :worship: :bounce: She would also overtake Justine Henin-Hardenne in the Race to the YEC at #6, and that would certify her spot at the YEC 100%! (but maybe she's already 100% sure, I don't know that exactly I must admit)

Anyway, in order not to jinx Patty, I won't make any threads about this, but I thought it would be nice to share this with other Schnyder fans ;)

Good luck in tomorrow's Final, Patty! Make it 3 tournament wins in 2005! :yeah:

GoSandrine
Oct 29th, 2005, 03:08 PM
I just love her game and she's so cute! :hearts:

I hope she's healthy enough to give it a go for the title. And a great chance to move up even further with her scheduled to play Philly and YEC. :D

It was such a treat seeing her beat Conchi at the US Open. So much atmosphere and variety. The tennis was thrilling! :D :worship:

Pattycakes :hug:

iPatty
Oct 29th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Go win Patty and get to a career high!

SloKid
Oct 30th, 2005, 10:01 AM
I just had to finally pop by these parts. :wavey:
It has been a great year for Patty, it started great with her winning the first tournament of the year and it is finishing great with back to back finals and a practically assured YEC participation.

Sambuca
Oct 30th, 2005, 10:17 AM
someone has news about Patty's injured?

vogus
Oct 30th, 2005, 03:55 PM
someone has news about Patty's injured?


it's not a serious injury, she is ok.

alibaby
Oct 31st, 2005, 11:25 AM
sad for her,but very much deserved for nadia,who had to wait so long for this!
IMO,patty could very well bustle up some of the big names in L.A!!could be kind of a dark horse...

Jenny.C.Fan
Oct 31st, 2005, 02:58 PM
justines out of la now so im pretty sure patty will make it, im sure her hand will be fine for the yec's, lets hope she can make a good impact there.

alibaby
Nov 2nd, 2005, 10:38 AM
justines out of la now so im pretty sure patty will make it, im sure her hand will be fine for the yec's, lets hope she can make a good impact there.
yeah,very possible!at least,apart from this little "hand"thing,she had a very healthy season,and that counts a lot!and,not to forget:it may have been a very wise decision to take a few weeks off in summer,not many others have done so.could be some fitness advantage...
so,all the best,patty-baby!! :kiss:

John A Roark
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:56 PM
How strange.
Just after a found myself a fan of La Pierce (Mary Caroline), she began her climb back and is now (at what is OLD for a tennis woman) banging away at her best level...
When I became interested in Mary, I looked around and saw Miss Scnyder, and was attracted to her game, too--and now she's on her way up.
This is great--I hope they meet in the finals of the YEC--I would have to cheer for Mary Caroline, but with any luck, every set would go to a long tiebreak. How cool it would be to see my two favorites playing each other.
Good for Patty; Vive La Pierce, and GO,GIRLS, GO!!

Jack