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spiceboy
Mar 6th, 2008, 01:56 PM
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=31370

I am not done before a Grand Slam title, says Schnyder

By Saumojyoti Singha Choudhury, Bangalore, March 6 : World No.10 Patty Schnyder, just like old wine, is getting better by the day.

Though the charismatic Swiss player made her Grand Slam debut 12 years ago, she is yet to conquer that frontier. But the good news is, she believes her best is yet to come.

Schnyder made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open in 1996 and her best to-date is a semi-final appearance at the 2004 Australian Open. Her cupboard, however, is not bare for she has 10 WTA singles titles and four doubles titles. But a Grand Slam title, expectedly, is her major and ultimate goal.

"Right now, I am playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a Grand Slam title is my dream and surely I am not done yet," Schnyder told IANS Thursday.

The 29-year-old has seen a lot in her life, starting from being out of top-10 rankings for six years. Then came her husband and coach, Rainer Hofmann's involvement in a fraud case, but like a true champion she remained unfazed and battled her way through the obstacles.

"I was out of the WTA top 10 for about six years and it was not easy. The competition is very tough and for a moment if you lose confidence in yourself, other players grab it in no time. I think that's what happened to me," said Schnyder.

"But I didn't give up hope and continued with my hard work and developed my game to re-enter the top 10. It is a great achievement for me," she asserts.

Schnyder married Hofmann, a German private investigator and information technology specialist, in December 2003. He later became her full-time coach and has also coached India's tennis ace Sania Mirza.

But soon after his marriage to Schnyder he was convicted for fraudulent business dealings with German national communications firm Deutsche Telekom and later was put on three years probation.

Asked about the incident Schnyder recollects: "We faced a lot of problems, but we were always together. I never gave problems the opportunity to sit upon my head and that's probably the reason why it didn't hamper my game."

Undoubtedly, Schnyder is a true fighter who never gives up. That came to the fore Wednesday at the Bangalore Open, when she came from a set down to prevail over unseeded Akiko Morigami of Japan 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2 to book a quarterfinal berth.

Interestingly, Schnyder's last tournament victory came in Cincinnati in 2005 and the player she beat in the final was Morigami.

For Schnyder, Bangalore is only a stepping stone to a bigger target, a Grand Slam victory.

slamchamp
Mar 6th, 2008, 01:57 PM
poor schnyder, she's living in denial...best tennis of her life? :spit:

HenryMag.
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:04 PM
best tennis of her life?? where?? she barely wins matches right now! :tape:

Hope this confident brings her best game again, from 2005 and 2006.

shrOOf
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:07 PM
:spit: crackwhore.

kwilliams
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Maybe she is playing the best tennis of her life but she's not keeping up with the rest of the players like she used to. She's been slowly slipping for a while now. I wonder why she thinks that will turn around?

Cp6uja
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:08 PM
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=31370

I am not done before a Grand Slam title, says Schnyder
...
"Right now, I am playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a Grand Slam title is my dream and surely I am not done yet," Schnyder told IANS Thursday.
...
For Schnyder, Bangalore is only a stepping stone to a bigger target, a Grand Slam victory.
OMG... :tape::tape::tape: I have some presentiments about another Swiss-miss cocaine scandal :help::help::help:
I hope i'm wrong :p

Elwin.
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:10 PM
:spit:

Patty :silly:

Groenefelder25
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:12 PM
L O L!!!!!!!!!

Ellery
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Patty :confused: I seriously doubt that she said that she is playing the best tennis of her life now.

mapaliey
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:13 PM
omg..she'll play forever...:lol:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Oh Lawd does this mean she'll be hanging around lik Navratilova?
She better find a great mixed partner.

bwahahahahaha
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:21 PM
:spit:

Oh my :tape::help:

Philip
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:26 PM
well as a patty fan, its nice to hear this. looks like shes playing for a few more years then ;) :p

go patty, take the FO title. :crazy:

Cp6uja
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:29 PM
BTW... isnt Elena Dementieva overtake last week Serena and comeback in TOP10, not "career best tennis" Patty???
Or for some media in India for TOP10 status is enough if you are better ranked than Sania :devil:.

maumau
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:30 PM
I am sick of some posts :spit:
"Right now, I am playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a Grand Slam title is my dream and surely I am not done yet,"
Patty :hug:

dylan24
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:31 PM
what kind of drugs did patty's husband give her?
she has the same chance of winning a GS title as i do

new-york
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:35 PM
(:confused:).

good to see that she's motivated to stick around and have good results.
fire is what she needs.

Dexter
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:48 PM
She sounds adorable. :lol:

LCS
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Mistakes in the article: she beat Nakamura, not Morigami (who is a much better player than Nakamura). Moving on to the topic...I guess we'll see Schnyder playing till she's 100 years old...

Lulu.
Mar 6th, 2008, 02:53 PM
If how she's playing now is her best then the best she's gonna get is a mixed doubles slam. :lol:

hingis-seles
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Go Patty. I'll be rooting for you all the way.

Michael!
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Good to hear, she never gives up...;)
That´s the right attitude!
For me I doesn´t matter whether she has chances to win a GS, or not...
Keep fighting, Patty! As long as you love tennis :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:48 PM
:spit:
Patty :hug:

Wayn77
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Roland Garros Patty .... Come on you can do it.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:58 PM
only 6 yrs to go to play over 35's :tape:

Poova
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Well the French Open is her biggest chance. If Justine loses early it becomes an open field, and Patty is one of the players that could take the title (if she keeps her head on that is.) :o

matthias
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:00 PM
she should search for a good mixed partner

ce
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:02 PM
:awww: she wont retire :awww:

RJWCapriati
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
She'll probably play until she is 35 .......but I'd like to see her win a gs eventually............

-VSR-
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:10 PM
I am sick of some posts :spit:
"Right now, I am playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a Grand Slam title is my dream and surely I am not done yet,"
Patty :hug:

It sounds like she said "Right now, I am NOT playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a grand slam is my dream and I surely am not done yet."

It fits better with how she worded everything, I believe that's what she said.

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM
"Right now, I am playing the best tennis of my life." :spit: Patty :hug:

Keaka
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:20 PM
:o what's wrong with saying that...

Good for her :yeah:

miffedmax
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:22 PM
The only way she has a chance to win a Slam is if somehow, perhaps due to an outbreak of food poisoning, an earthquake or some other unusual circumstances, she were to play Dementieva.

I also believe that such a match would be an unwatchable disaster, even for diehard fans of both players, replete with meltdowns, tears, one or both of them lying on the baseline in a full fetal position, nerves-induced projectile orange juice vomit, screeching at mother/husband and more faults than the California coast line. Mercifully, with neither woman having been able to hold serve for the entire match, officials decide to declare them co-champions with the score tied at 35-35 in the third to get them off the court in time for the men's finals to begin.

But fuck yeah, I'd take it.

Aravanecaravan
Mar 6th, 2008, 04:34 PM
The only way she has a chance to win a Slam is if somehow, perhaps due to an outbreak of food poisoning, an earthquake or some other unusual circumstances, she were to play Dementieva.

I also believe that such a match would be an unwatchable disaster, even for diehard fans of both players, replete with meltdowns, tears, one or both of them lying on the baseline in a full fetal position, nerves-induced projectile orange juice vomit, screeching at mother/husband and more faults than the California coast line. Mercifully, with neither woman having been able to hold serve for the entire match, officials decide to declare them co-champions with the score tied at 35-35 in the third to get them off the court in time for the men's finals to begin.

But fuck yeah, I'd take it.

:lol:

You never know...

LoveFifteen
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Has this crazy ho even won a Slam Doubles or Mixed title?! :spit:

Lunaris
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:12 PM
This is the usual way how these tournaments try to promote themselves and their players. By writing some stupid articles about nothing. That's not new.

Natalicious
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:13 PM
she'll play until she's dead :awww:


joke of the year patty :haha: :spit:

The Daviator
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Has this crazy ho even won a Slam Doubles or Mixed title?! :spit:

:haha: :haha:

partbrit
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:26 PM
crackwhore.

It's necessary to attack her gender, etc.?

Serenidad.
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:29 PM
She's smoking what Amy Winehouse is smoking.

morningglory
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Best tennis of her life? WTH is she talking about :weirdo:

GoDominique
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:34 PM
What a moron.

Peterk07
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:52 PM
I also believe that such a match would be an unwatchable disaster, even for diehard fans of both players, replete with meltdowns, tears, one or both of them lying on the baseline in a full fetal position, nerves-induced projectile orange juice vomit, screeching at mother/husband and more faults than the California coast line. Mercifully, with neither woman having been able to hold serve for the entire match, officials decide to declare them co-champions with the score tied at 35-35 in the third to get them off the court in time for the men's finals to begin.

I'd love to see this happen. That would be the most memorable GS final ever for me. :drool:

Patty. :lol: You're dreaming but :hug:

Pheobo
Mar 6th, 2008, 06:30 PM
:lol: that crazy bitch

I love her. :hearts:

Just Do It
Mar 6th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Go Patty, I am glad she is optimistic and people should appriciate it :yeah:

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 6th, 2008, 07:19 PM
LMAO. While it's good that she's optimistic, she'll be playing forever if she's waiting for a GS title. I'm assuming she meant singles.

Princeza
Mar 6th, 2008, 07:21 PM
What a legend. Patty you rock.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:02 PM
So she will play tennis till her dead then.
She was a good player, but to win a slam now she needs a 10 times easier draw than Sveta.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:06 PM
It sounds like she said "Right now, I am NOT playing the best tennis of my life. However, winning a grand slam is my dream and I surely am not done yet."

It fits better with how she worded everything, I believe that's what she said.

Seriously. I'm sure you are right. It doesn't make sense otherwise. No one is that deluded. As for wanting to win a Grand Slam, whats wrong with that? Every player should aim high.

I'm not a fan of Patty, far from it, but some of the posts in this thread are mean spirited in a way that isn't really justified by what was said. :help:

Bada Bing
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:06 PM
What it should have read was 'I am not done before a(NOTHER) Grand Slam title.

papru
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:40 PM
:spit:

switz
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:08 PM
JR is going to wet himself when he sees this thread :lol:

I'm so glad i feel no attachment to Patty anymore. I still appreciate elements of her game but she's seriously deluded. Not so much in saying she wants to win a slam because that's her dream and she should keep going for it if she really wants it (although she would hire a real coach if that was the case). But to say she's playing the best tennis of her career after losing Dellacqua, Knapp and Cibulkova recently suggests she's really lost touch with reality :o

Dawn Marie
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:16 PM
What the fuck do they put in that SWISS COCOA over there anyway?? Real COKE? LMAO and Natty Patty. LOL

Did Hingis drop Patty a line? wtf? lol

jonny84
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Anything is always possible :shrug:

Dawn Marie
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Conchita Martinez= slam holder

Patty =crazy girl

Corswandt
Mar 6th, 2008, 09:23 PM
I am not done before a Grand Slam title

This is just about as delusional as Nadal's presser just a while ago, in which he said something to the effect of "I didn't play shite". Dude, you got broken by Roddick - twice. Playing any worse than you just did is a logical impossibility.

sweetpeas
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Did Hingis drop Patty a line? wtf? lol


:wavey:HA HA Maybe.only her hairdresser knowns:bounce::lol:.............

Renalicious
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Best tennis of her life :lol:

iPatty
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:23 PM
I am glad to hear she is still optimistic and confident, and so disgusted at the comments in this thread.

The Kaz
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:26 PM
:spit:

danieln1
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Joke thread, it has to be! Anyway, she´s never going to win a slam with that behaviour, plus her head is very unstable, she won´t win any slam, she MIGHT reach QF at best...

Bruno71
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:44 PM
As delusional as this all seems, it'd be rather funny if somehow la Schnyder won a slam and this turned out to be the biggest jinx thread of all time.

Sally Struthers
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:45 PM
someone's laced her orange juice with hallucinogens (again)

sammy01
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:55 PM
i guess deep down she probably knows its not going to happen, but if you say that to people then they have an edge in any grand slam match against her.

Il Primo!
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:58 PM
It's good to see she believes in herself actually. I wouldn't have guessed! But don't get me wrong, she has zero chance

Wayn77
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:06 PM
As delusional as this all seems, it'd be rather funny if somehow la Schnyder won a slam and this turned out to be the biggest jinx thread of all time.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda beaten Sharapova last year, which would have put Patty in the Roland Garros semi-finals. Her play was a lot more convincing then, than it has been this year so far. Schnyder, if she is playing anywhere near her best is better equipped than anybody to beat Henin in a one-match shoot-out on the RG clay. She had chances last year, will she get any more?

edit: sorry - quarter-finals

Bruno71
Mar 6th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Shoulda, woulda, coulda beaten Sharapova last year, which would have put Patty in the Roland Garros semi-finals. Her play was a lot more convincing then, than it has been this year so far. Schnyder, if she is playing anywhere near her best is better equipped than anybody to beat Henin in a one-match shoot-out on the RG clay. She had chances last year, will she get any more?

edit: sorry - quarter-finals

Clay season is always a big boost for Patty, as she's great on the stuff...but that match against Masha pretty much showed why the likeliness of her getting that shoot-out against Henin for the RG title is so slim. Don't think the age of 29 is the time she'll be transitioning from a mental midget to a champion, sadly :sad:

Harvs
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:10 AM
lol as bloody if

svetaisthebest
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Anything is always possible :shrug:

exactly :worship: Patty might be able to win a slam title sometime.I would never say its impossible ;)even though right now it seems unlikely,things may change in future:shrug:

Lucyxx
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:43 AM
She believes she can win. Is capable of winning. And by god, knows everyone's game.

Beat
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:01 AM
people are actually creating such a long thread because of such a poorly written article?

martin white
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:14 AM
she was a great top 10 player, but not a grandslam title winner imo,unless ofcourse she takes the wimby title this year and ru will be leanne baker:spit::bolt:

*Jool*
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM
ah.
then I guess she'll die on court .