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nevetssllim
Nov 24th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Patty will start her 2011 campaign in Brisbane. :) I think she'll probably enter Hobart the week after as well.

Patty has very little to defend for the first few weeks of the year so this is a great chance for her to gather lots of ranking points to re-enter the top-40.

Go Patty! :bounce:

In 2011, I really hope she finishes the year ranked higher than year, she doesn't retire :p, wins another title in singles and puts together another good run at RG. :) I'd like to see her have better results in doubles too.

LightsOut!
Nov 24th, 2010, 03:30 PM
:banana:
great news!

Marionated
Nov 24th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Bartoli-Schnyder final would be the perfect start to the year for me. I can dream.

Let's make the last year on tour (I assume) a good one Patty :rocker: :bounce:

bgr4
Nov 26th, 2010, 04:31 AM
Bartoli-Schnyder final would be the perfect start to the year for me. I can dream.

Let's make the last year on tour (I assume) a good one Patty :rocker: :bounce:

Cheers to that :) Consistent results, and maybe another Serena win would be amazing as well :inlove:

nevetssllim
Nov 30th, 2010, 05:54 PM
She's on the entry-list for Hobart as well. She might be seeded if there are a couple of withdrawals...

Marionated
Nov 30th, 2010, 06:19 PM
She's on the entry-list for Hobart as well. She might be seeded if there are a couple of withdrawals...

Marion-Patty final number 2 with the runner up in Brisbane prevailing this time :inlove:

I would be so happy.

Chakvenus
Dec 4th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Marion-Patty final number 2 with the runner up in Brisbane prevailing this time :inlove:

I would be so happy.

sameee here!!

bgr4
Dec 5th, 2010, 02:35 AM
I wish she would have played Hopman Cup with Roger...

jeremyv
Dec 8th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Switzerland is not even playing in the Hopman Cup, but that would be really really amazing though! Anyway, is Patty playing at Moorilla Hobart International? Her name is not in the website's acceptance list.

nevetssllim
Dec 8th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Switzerland is not even playing in the Hopman Cup, but that would be really really amazing though! Anyway, is Patty playing at Moorilla Hobart International? Her name is not in the website's acceptance list.

The last time I checked they still had last year's list on their website. I've seen this year's official entry-list and she's definitely playing.

xcrtbckhnd
Dec 8th, 2010, 10:45 PM
GO Patty in 2011!!!

iPatty
Jan 1st, 2011, 02:29 AM
Not in the Brisbane draw. :confused:

Marionated
Jan 1st, 2011, 08:17 AM
Must have withdrew :sad:

jeremyv
Jan 1st, 2011, 10:10 AM
But why??? :sad:

jeremyv
Jan 1st, 2011, 10:16 AM
Hey, hey, hey... a belated happy birthday for Patty! 32 is still young! :)

Anyway, Patty is now supposedly seeded 8th at Moorilla Hobart.

LightsOut!
Jan 1st, 2011, 01:04 PM
:sad:

nevetssllim
Jan 1st, 2011, 02:34 PM
She hasn't entered the Paris Indoor either. :unsure:

Chakvenus
Jan 4th, 2011, 09:11 PM
but she's still playing the AO, right?!

jeremyv
Jan 8th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Why is Patty not playing at Moorilla Hobart????????
:mad:

Marionated
Jan 8th, 2011, 06:56 AM
WTF is going on? :o

nevetssllim
Jan 8th, 2011, 08:30 AM
I had a feeling this was coming. :o

bgr4
Jan 9th, 2011, 05:30 AM
:sad: Where, oh where, are you Patty?

Jekyll
Jan 9th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Don't understand anything! Does anyone know what the hell is going on?

nevetssllim
Jan 9th, 2011, 12:09 PM
She's been named in the Swiss Fed Cup team and she's entered Dubai so Patty hasn't completely vanished from the face of the earth!

vanillalatte
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Pattyyy :tears: :tears: i miss her.

LightsOut!
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:08 PM
I really, really, really, really, really hope she plays the AO! :sobbing:

LightsOut!
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:31 PM
R1: Schnyder vs. QUALIFIER :bounce:
R2: Schnyder/QUALIFIER vs. Makarova/Ivanovic
Ana in round two :tape:
that is if she can get that far...

Marionated
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Well... win a round at least.

nevetssllim
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Hopefully she can ease her way into the tournament with a W in the first round (that's if they actually get round to playing qualifying :tape:)

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Just horrible,since coming to the fore,Ana is always a nightmare to Patty:banghead:

LefandePatty
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Well I'm just glad she's playing to be honest. :)
And Ana is injured, isn't she? So who knows...

nevetssllim
Jan 14th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Patty's entered Acapulco. :eek: She's No.2 on the entry-list.

bgr4
Jan 15th, 2011, 02:16 AM
Good luck Patty :confused: Don't know what to expect, but good luck

LightsOut!
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Patty in Acapulco? :hearts:
I hope she also plays Bogotá and Monterrey... she could win a title down there!!!

nevetssllim
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:53 AM
She's not playing Bogota (she will be in Middle East that week) but I guess she'll play Monterrey.

vanillalatte
Jan 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM
Good Luck, Pattyyy! :) so glad she's playing.

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 16th, 2011, 03:26 AM
Patty pairing up with Groenefeld again:eek:,will face Barrois/Kerber in the first round:hearts::drool:

Chakvenus
Jan 16th, 2011, 02:54 PM
GL Patty!!
not an AWFUL draw by any means, and i'm hoping she can min a match having had no real match practice.

LightsOut!
Jan 16th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Finally :inlove:
I love this :inlove:
Hopefully, Patty can pull ALG out of her slump

bgr4
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Love the doubles!!! I can hardly wait until her match!

DarkchildSwiss
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:27 PM
according to a swiss newspaper, patty is having fever and looked pale today, I don't expect too much from her.

nevetssllim
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:58 PM
according to a swiss newspaper, patty is having fever and looked pale today, I don't expect too much from her.

:scared:

Chakvenus
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:44 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Aw, that really sucks! Well just hope for the best and maybe she'll surprise us.

jeremyv
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:25 AM
Awww... not a good start to 2011 :sad:
Patty's down a set and a break at the moment...

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:29 AM
2-6,3-6 what a mess:sad:

jeremyv
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Awwww... Patty lost :sad:

Marionated
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Well if she was sick then she was sick.

Very unfortunate luck :sad:

nevetssllim
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Patty. :hug:

LightsOut!
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:54 PM
:bigcry:

jeremyv
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:02 PM
This is really tough luck for Patty considering Ana Ivanovic lost in the 1st round. The draw would have been quite open for Patty until a 4th round match against Clijsters. Oh well... I hope she gets well soon enough for doubles :)

LightsOut!
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:37 AM
ALG/Schnyder def. Kerber/Barrois 7-5, 6-3 :yeah:
Now up against Nuriajo... I hope they can pull the upset :cheer:

nevetssllim
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:00 AM
:yeah: I really like this team and I hope they play more tournaments this year.

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:35 AM
A.Groenefeld GER/P.Schnyder SUI 6-4 6-4 N.Llagostera Vives ESP (4)/M.Martinez Sanchez ESP (4):rolls:

jeremyv
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:40 AM
:woohoo:

LightsOut!
Jan 21st, 2011, 07:24 AM
:eek: :worship: :woohoo:
Next up are Hsieh/Chuang :scared:

nevetssllim
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:27 AM
First up on SC2. Hoping there's a stream and hoping I can stay awake!

PIAoTvTeY
Jan 24th, 2011, 12:34 AM
They lost:sad:but I like the outfits Patty wore today:hearts:

Chakvenus
Jan 24th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Patty and ALG didn't play all that well today, unfortunately...
please, keep playing Patty!!!!!

jeremyv
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Yep, they didn't play well :sad:

But Patty's outfit looks way cool!!! :bigclap: :rocker2:

Jekyll
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Yep, they didn't play well :sad:

But Patty's outfit looks way cool!!! :bigclap: :rocker2:

photo?? :D

jeremyv
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:39 AM
http://tenaciouslytennis.com/2011/01/18/schnyder-signals-potential-retirement-for-2011/

:sad:

This isn't a link for the photo. I haven't been able to find one yet. You might want to read this one though...

nevetssllim
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:01 PM
Due to Henin and Dementieva's retirements, Patty's up two places in the rankings to No.42and she's back in the top-100 in doubles. So at least there's some good news. :p

LightsOut!
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:06 PM
:hug:

Wert.
Feb 3rd, 2011, 10:09 AM
Unfortunately Patty lost 3-6 3-6..but decision will be in doubles G O P A T T Y :wavey:

LightsOut!
Feb 3rd, 2011, 03:37 PM
Patty/Timea won the doubles against Grage/Wozniacki :cheer:

Jekyll
Feb 3rd, 2011, 04:15 PM
Patty :yeah: great victories! over Keothavong, and well fighted against Caroline

itzhak
Feb 4th, 2011, 08:15 AM
Press Conference with Patty after the matches (Video) including about her future and about Timea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBgud7KM7Rw

Wert.
Feb 6th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Please people can someone post some pics or videos from Australian Open.. I missed Patty's action from Melbourne :help:

Wert.
Feb 8th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Next is Dubai and Doha..Love too see her playing with biggest starts in attractive destinations! :)

Wert.
Feb 8th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Also Patty gave her eMail adress on Facebook! It's patty-schnyder@email.de :)

Wert.
Feb 11th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Is someone on Facebook..Nice to have other Patty's fans on Fb...Add me...I am Patty Schnyder FanClub!

nevetssllim
Feb 12th, 2011, 02:47 PM
R1 in Dubai
vs. Ivanovic

Beat her. :o

Wert.
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Patty can do well.Ana just lost to Vinci in Pattaya..if she win 1st..draw will become pretty opened for 3rd round

LightsOut!
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:51 PM
:awww: Difficult first round :hug:
Try your best, Patty :cheer:

Wert.
Feb 13th, 2011, 06:28 AM
If Vinci can win ..Patty can too(Dont get me wrong about Roberta..but i just know Patty is better!

jeremyv
Feb 14th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Patty on TV tomorrow! :)

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2011, 09:14 AM
I am so excited to see her on Eurosport 2 - 16.00 (CET)

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2011, 09:24 AM
Just heard that Patty arrive in Dubai with bronchitis..and that is why she was withdrew from brisbane and Hobart :

jeremyv
Feb 15th, 2011, 01:23 PM
What??? Again??? I think Ana is injured though. So it's a sick person (Patty) vs. injured person (Ana). Hope the match will not be too one-sided (but if Patty totally wipes Ana off the court that's totally fine. Hahaha)

LightsOut!
Feb 15th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Patty comes back from 4-6, 1-3 down to defeat Ivanovic 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 :inlove:
Keep going, Misses Schnyder :inlove:

jeremyv
Feb 15th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Wow! Hiyeah!!! Great job Patty! :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee: :cheer:

I guess the only thing injured about Ana is her ball toss...

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Cool outfit Patty ... So happy for you!

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2011, 04:41 PM
jeremyv...I am not 100% sure..because commentators here in Serbia sometimes gives old informations.She has bronchitis in January..hope that story is over! :)

nevetssllim
Feb 15th, 2011, 05:23 PM
So happy for Patty! :hearts: Not to mention the fact I detest Ana. :p

nevetssllim
Feb 15th, 2011, 05:30 PM
I think Zheng Jie is beatable too.

dos Santos
Feb 15th, 2011, 09:06 PM
WTA.2011.Dubai.WS.R1.Ivanovic.vs.Schnyder.RUS.XviD (http://rgfootball.net/viewtopic.php?t=5195)

Keadz
Feb 15th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Happy to finally see her get another win over Ana, finally start playing in 2011 and finally looking motivated through out the entire match.

Can beat Zheng who is still rusty from coming back to the tour. :)

Chakvenus
Feb 16th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Patty :hearts:
finally another win against Ana after so long!
GL against Jie - totally winnable!

Jekyll
Feb 16th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Patty :hearts:
finally another win against Ana after so long!
GL against Jie - totally winnable!

:bounce: :banana: :woohoo:

nevetssllim
Feb 16th, 2011, 12:50 PM
I think Patty might move back into the top-40 if she beats Zheng. :yeah:

LightsOut!
Feb 16th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Schnyder def. Zheng 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
Awesome win after a slow start :banana: :inlove:
Keep going, mon cher! :spit:

LightsOut!
Feb 16th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Next up is Stosur who opened up a bakery against Errani today... will be tough for sure... GL :cheer:

LightsOut!
Feb 16th, 2011, 03:39 PM
With that win, Patty should have 1448 points...
with these, she should be able to get above Shvedova, Makarova and Errani... which would mean #41 :). Maybe she can cross Mattek-Sands, too and reach #40 :cheer:
And if she defeated Stosur, she'd be somewhere around #37 :bounce:

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 17th, 2011, 12:32 AM
With that win, Patty should have 1448 points...
with these, she should be able to get above Shvedova, Makarova and Errani... which would mean #41 :). Maybe she can cross Mattek-Sands, too and reach #40 :cheer:
And if she defeated Stosur, she'd be somewhere around #37 :bounce:

Nice:eek:

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 17th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Patty's been scheduled in first match at centre court today:fiery:,a little worried about a tired Patty that would show up:tape:,good thing there will be stream on,GO

Chakvenus
Feb 17th, 2011, 02:21 AM
goo Patty!
i really think that if Patty serves well (like against Ana) and keeps the ball pinned to Stosur's backhand like she's ever so capable of doing, she really has a shot here. Their last match was pretty close, but she lost the tiebreak and all but gave up. And it also occurred in Sam's crazy clay streak. Now the only thing I have to decide is whether or not I should wake up at 4 to watch this :lol:

nevetssllim
Feb 17th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Patty's been scheduled in first match at centre court today:fiery:,a little worried about a tired Patty that would show up:tape:,good thing there will be stream on,GO

I should be preparing for my presentation this morning but I think I'll watch this match instead. :p

Chakvenus
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Ohh Patty...
I only saw from the second set onwards, but it was classic, disinterested Patty. She kept the score close with her serve, but her attitude (according to the commentators) may have helped as well :lol: :lol: Patty won a really long game on her serve, looking like she barely cared at all, and then broke Sam for 4 all, but then lost the next two games.
A good tournament, nonetheless, Patty - don't retire soon!!

nevetssllim
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Oh damn, I thought the match started at 10am. :o I didn't expect Patty to win but it's still a very solid week. :)

Good luck next week!

jeremyv
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:25 AM
It's so frustrating that Patty was able to bring it back to 4-4 then lose it. She brought the game to deuce from 0-30 down and had a chance to move on to advantage had she not netted one of those forehands. I wasn't able to see the first set so I have no idea why Patty lost interest in this one...

Grrrrrrrrrrr :fiery:

Keadz
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Yep typical Patty. 3-3 and up 15-30 on Sams serve, loses the point due to Sam hitting a forehand winner...smashes her racquet and then pretty much disintrested Patty from then on.

She was playing quite well to start the match, had the right gameplan but then just fell away for no reason at all. I guess I shouldn't be surprised...but still pretty pissed at that effort.

Anyway, good tournament. Can't be too disapointed with her previous two matches.

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:00 AM
It's so frustrating that Patty was able to bring it back to 4-4 then lose it. She brought the game to deuce from 0-30 down and had a chance to move on to advantage had she not netted one of those forehands. I wasn't able to see the first set so I have no idea why Patty lost interest in this one...

Grrrrrrrrrrr :fiery:
Which is often the case with Patty,in her games,if opponents are unable to bring presure on her,Patty would end it in victory eventually,like she did against Zheng yesterday,A.Radwanska at Mardrid last year,but her engine always shuts off of itself when facing ones unbeatable to her,not to mention an aging Patty(means for tennis only:lol:)

jeremyv
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:03 AM
I wonder until when Patty will play...

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Oh damn, I thought the match started at 10am. :o I didn't expect Patty to win but it's still a very solid week. :)

Good luck next week!

Not too bad,an extra hour for sleep instead of being tortured:lol:

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:13 AM
GOOD LUCK,Acapulco:eek:

LightsOut!
Feb 17th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Good luck in Doha next week :cheer:

nevetssllim
Feb 17th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Good luck in Doha next week :cheer:

Not Acapulco?

jeremyv
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I think Patty will be in Acapulco. She's no. 2 seed at the moment.

LightsOut!
Feb 18th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Oh, okay, I'd love to see her play in Acapulco :cheer:

Wert.
Feb 19th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Main Doha draw just came out and Patty isnt there..Also er name disapeared from Acapulco entry list :eek: :scared:

jeremyv
Feb 20th, 2011, 04:38 AM
I know! It's so frustrating that Patty pulled out of another tournament yet again. I think there's a great chance she'll get a title in Acapulco after 3 years. I think she's better than most who will be playing in Acapulco. Plus, it's clay! I can't believe this...

Wert.
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Yep..But why??Is that some kind of injury again..
Hope they will write something here www.swisstennis.ch
Dont know what can be next?According to tournaments sites..nothing before IW... :(

Wert.
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:56 AM
When i enter www.swisstennis.ch i found name Patty Schnyder - Hofman is playing Dubai.. :eek:

jeremyv
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:17 PM
The Dubai tournament concludes today... Patty's already done with the tournament. She went out in the 3rd round against Stosur. The next events on the Calendar are the Monterrey Open and the BMW Malaysian Open, neither of which I think Patty is taking part of.

Wert.
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Yes..i know about her result in Dubai..I watched all her matches..but her name was interesting today..Schnyder-Hoffman...

LightsOut!
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:39 PM
That is her official name, it's only the WTA tour who stays with single names unless the player wishes to change (compare: Kim Clijsters, Patricia Mayr-Achleitner) while in Switzerland Patty Schnyder-Hoffmann is her official name... ;)

Wert.
Feb 20th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Thanks..didnt know that..I love it SCHNYDER more.. lol :)

LightsOut!
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:17 AM
No Schnyder at Acapulco :sad:

Wert.
Feb 21st, 2011, 10:21 AM
No unfortunately..Next is IW...By the way she is the 40th player on the world now...

PIAoTvTeY
Feb 21st, 2011, 12:42 PM
Oh..I think it's anything but unwise to have withdrawn from Acapulco,where a vicious incident involved 25 people being killed has been reported...:o

Wert.
Feb 21st, 2011, 06:07 PM
Yes ...I also heard about that..maybe that is why :/

Wert.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vt-3qkBjtY

Chakvenus
Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:14 PM
thanks for the highlights!

Wert.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 10:48 AM
You are welcome!! :) :)

nevetssllim
Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vt-3qkBjtY

Ooh thanks! :cool:

Wert.
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Ooh thanks! :cool:

:yeah: :) :)

Wert.
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Please people I have some Patty's pics from Dubai..but I cant upload it here...or donnt know how..I tried many times.. :(

Wert.
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Also check this..from Eilat..GBR v SUI :yeah:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgB7IuxVJvU

Wert.
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:22 AM
One more slide show from Israel :yeah: :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LoDbGoLQI

Chakvenus
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:02 AM
I assume Patty is going to be in IW and Miami?

Wert.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:51 PM
Yes..she is on entry list..

Wert.
Mar 6th, 2011, 01:48 PM
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20110217/all/l5021962.jpg

Wert.
Mar 6th, 2011, 04:00 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/747/711/GYI0063542414_crop_450x500.jpg?1298038480

Wert.
Mar 6th, 2011, 04:00 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/746/465/GYI0063505001_crop_450x500.jpg?1297798569

Wert.
Mar 6th, 2011, 04:02 PM
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/d2/fd/dcf15d9843408904100aff51e5e3.jpeg

Chakvenus
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Patty's actually in a pretty good place in the draw, I'd say. Pironkova's troubled her in the past, but I think she can take her if they meet.

Wert.
Mar 8th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Pretty good draw..hope she can reach at least 3rd round..

Wert.
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Schiavone v Bye
Davis v Ondraskova
Schnyder v Q
Pironkova v Bye

LightsOut!
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Go Patty :cheer:

Wert.
Mar 8th, 2011, 11:22 AM
There are some dangeous plyers in qualies..

Wert.
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Will she play doubles?

nevetssllim
Mar 22nd, 2011, 08:07 AM
Given Patty's <ahem> inauspicious record in Miami, I'm a bit worried about her R1 match! :scared:

LightsOut!
Mar 22nd, 2011, 11:35 AM
GL :cheer:

LightsOut!
Mar 23rd, 2011, 10:15 AM
3-6, 6-1, 7-6(2)... what shall I say? A win is a win. :shrug:
She will have to do way better than this to win in round two though...

nevetssllim
Mar 24th, 2011, 11:03 AM
R2 vs. Safarova

I hope Patty has already arranged her travel and accommodation for Charleston. :p

Protoss
Mar 24th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Congrats on winning your 500th singles match on the Wta level Patty!! :)

Marionated
Mar 24th, 2011, 06:04 PM
:eek: 500! :hearts: :worship:

She beat Safarova here a few years ago.

jeremyv
Mar 24th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Well, unfortunately Patty lost (again). When is she ever going to get a big break???

jeremyv
Mar 24th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Patty's playing in Charleston! :cheer:

LightsOut!
Mar 25th, 2011, 07:59 AM
Patty :sobbing: :hug:
Good luck at Charleston :cheer:

PIAoTvTeY
Mar 29th, 2011, 01:56 PM
What's going on?Patty is entangling herself in debt?:confused::confused:

Chakvenus
Mar 29th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I saw that too. JR is a registered Patty-hater, so at first I just thought he'd be spewing his usual nonsense, but it looked like a fairly legitimate article. Any German speakers able to provide a better translation? The one I got was pretty choppy.

LightsOut!
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Yeah, I also read that. It was big in the news in Switzerland :help:

*JR*
Mar 30th, 2011, 11:34 PM
I saw that too. JR is a registered Patty-hater, so at first I just thought he'd be spewing his usual nonsense, but it looked like a fairly legitimate article. Any German speakers able to provide a better translation? The one I got was pretty choppy.

Thanks for the "backhanded compliment" ;) and though a fan forum is obviously not the place for a debate, I invite you to say in any GM thread what from any post of mine you consider "nonsense" and why.

There are of course many posters here fluent in German who can do a better translation, and you might find some in the fan forums for the German players. You might also want to ask them to translate the article from today about the SUI police looking for Rainer.

One reason you may find that the articles seem "fair" from a Patty fan's perspective is that both are from the tabloid Blick (not lets say the broadsheet Tages Anzeiger, which has been much more critical of them). Anyhow, CU guys in either or both threads in GM based on these articles, where debate isn't so restricted. :)

And if either Rainer or Patty wish to join the debate, the user account http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=7781 is still valid, though most of its posts were deleted when that nasty Car Key Boi started flame thread was. CKB doesn't post here anymore, and I'm sure that Rainer, Patty, or both will get a fair hearing of their views on this board.

To Patty, I got Richard Pagliaro of Tennis Week to give you a long interview after your December 2003 wedding, the week after your mother did a (much shorter) one there. I can't link to it as the magazine went out of business a few years ago, but think you recall that Rich was extremely fair, and printed every word you said. "Come on in both, the water's fine". :)

jeremyv
Mar 31st, 2011, 01:57 AM
Oh my... is this true?

This is the best thing I could find in the internet

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Financial+troubles+for+Patty+Schnyder-articolo427.html

Tennis Observer
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:38 PM
Prize Money: $ 8.380.801

Neue Verwirrspiele (http://www.20min.ch/sport/tennis/story/Neue-Verwirrspiele-28534206) (German)

jeremyv
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:35 AM
The 2011 Family Circle Cup singles draw is now out! I think Patty is in the best position in the draw to try to go as deep as she can. Go Patty!

jeremyv
Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Hahaha. I just realized Patty drew Chanelle Scheepers in the 1st round again!

LightsOut!
Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:14 PM
Good luck, Patty.
I hope she can forget all her financial problems and focus on the sport :sobbing: :cheer:

*JR*
Apr 4th, 2011, 12:29 AM
I hope she can forget all her financial problems and focus on the sport :sobbing: :cheer:

Conny, a larger problem exists than how she does on the court, or even if she's technically bankrupt: was she betrayed by a man she totally trusted? Herr Hofmann says that both were defrauded by a man in London who he trusted with their funds.

But ppl like him do not typically trust others so much, and the papers can't find such a person anyhow, or evidence that he ever existed. Keep in mind that this new story began not in Tages Anzeiger, where Rainer's nemesis Hugo Stamm is based, but at Blick (where his old pal Beat Kraushaar is).

I don't know what happened well enough to say what has occurred. But there is @ least the serious possibility that Rainer is deeply involved in the disappearance of the money. And if he is, that he's lied thru his teeth to conceal the truth from Patty. Conny and others, she's a person first, a player second. :shrug:

LightsOut!
Apr 4th, 2011, 05:40 AM
That's what I meant. And I hope she can forget all this trouble to focus on her favorite tournament, Charleston :hug:

LightsOut!
Apr 4th, 2011, 10:56 AM
She plays doubles with Shelby Rogers :eek: :help:
Why this?
Good luck :cheer:

Jekyll
Apr 4th, 2011, 11:18 AM
And Singles?

LightsOut!
Apr 4th, 2011, 11:59 AM
13th seed, she plays Scheepers...

jeremyv
Apr 4th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Would anyone now if (free) streaming is available for this tournament? It's only going to be shown in Eurosport from the last 16 onwards :sad:

jeremyv
Apr 4th, 2011, 08:13 PM
1st Round exit for Patty for what may be her last appearance at Charleston. She put up a good fight 1-5 down the second set. I'm sure everyone who was following the live scores were in for roller coaster ride! Haha. She must have saved at least 8 match points! I was really really disappointed at first but because of the effort, now I'm just really disappointed, not really really disappointed. I thought she was going to save another one 30-40 down but unfortunately, she couldn't. :bigcry:

LightsOut!
Apr 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
She lost to Scheepers in straight sets (4-6, 4-6) despite saving 9 match points :sobbing:

jeremyv
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Patty said that that was her last time to to play in Charleston. So it seems that she would really be retiring this year.

Kevin.
Apr 6th, 2011, 05:05 AM
She played in an exhibition with Rogers last year in Charleston and the crowd LOVED them as a pair.

LightsOut!
Apr 7th, 2011, 08:40 AM
They lost 2-6, 7-6(8), [6-10] :hug:

jeremyv
Apr 15th, 2011, 04:10 PM
This weekend might be it guys! Patty hasn't made any further commitments beyond tomorrow's and Sunday's Fed Cup. Who will I cheer for when she's gone? I will surely and truly miss her. I hope she puts up a vintage performance this weekend! God Bless you Patty! :)

LightsOut!
Apr 16th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Patty def. Arvidsson 6-1, 6-0 :worship: :inlove:

jeremyv
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Okay, I've been trying to check all the entry lists for the upcoming tournaments to see whether Patty has anything planned beyond Fed Cup. When I checked for all remaining tournaments this April, I couldn't find any. But then, when I checked Rome's entry list (week of May 9) I was so happy to see Patty's name listed there! I visited the Madrid website for the player list. Patty's name isn't there yet. But considering it's a mandatory event, Patty should be there. :D:bounce:

Plus, she's on the official entry list of the Brussels Open (week of May 16)! Yay! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

So, she's probably going to play at least until French Open but I hope she (at least) finishes the clay season until July.

jeremyv
Apr 17th, 2011, 03:45 PM
But I just remembered, June is completely grass season. Hahaha. Patty hates that so I'm not sure she's willing to take that 1 month break. Wimbledon is mandatory though. But just like the recent previous years, she skips all grass tournaments and heads to Wimbledon straight ahead. Yeah, so most likely she'll just stay around until French. Well, whenever it is I hope Patty makes the most out of it. Her great wins this weekend at the Fed Cup should provide her with plenty of gas! :)

Chakvenus
Apr 17th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Thanks, jeremyv!
That's such great news, because, honestly, I'm not ready for her to retire yet! Just a few more tournaments to give myself time :sobbing:

Wert.
Apr 23rd, 2011, 05:56 AM
I just talked to Patty on Facebook...She confirmed me that she will play in Madrid... :hearts:
Also please go to 2011 Pictures Thread...I made suprise for all Patty's fans! :)

PIAoTvTeY
Apr 25th, 2011, 12:56 PM
It's really good to see Patty after quite a long time coming back to TOP 40 again(ranking No.39 at the moment)
Please leave with the whole season finished at least:p

Wert.
Apr 25th, 2011, 08:47 PM
I just read Patty's book will be available in October ....So ....Do u know what that means?

nevetssllim
Apr 29th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Q vs. Vesnina
(2) Zvonareva vs. Schnyder

:rolleyes:

Wert.
Apr 29th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I just saw..Could be worse than this? :banghead: :bigcry:

LightsOut!
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:45 PM
How lucky she is :hearts:

Wert.
Apr 29th, 2011, 06:40 PM
13.00 Centre Court
I will skip my training to watch this so Patty please play for us and show your best

Wert.
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Yeah..Patty wasted a lot of chances.But congats for 2nd set which was really good.Luckily Next tournaments are big chances for Patty.So Good Luck! :hug:

Wert.
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Points to defend:

Roma:0
Bruxelles:0
RG:0

Marionated
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:52 PM
She did win a round in Rome last year. She beat Dulko 7-6 in the third, IIRC before losing to Venus for the umpteenth time.

Marionated
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:55 PM
As for today, it's disappointing given that she led 2-0 in the third, had several break points at 2-2 and 3 break points at 2-4, but I was expecting a straight sets loss so can't be too sad about it.

Hopefully she receives a kinder draw in Rome.

Wert.
Apr 30th, 2011, 06:26 PM
She did win a round in Rome last year. She beat Dulko 7-6 in the third, IIRC before losing to Venus for the umpteenth time.

Yes ,Yes My fault...I pray for better draw.Hope she can win at least one match at Rome at Bruxelles.That would be perfect.

LightsOut!
May 1st, 2011, 11:35 AM
She lost :sad:
Still a great match from Patty :yeah:

PIAoTvTeY
May 7th, 2011, 01:25 PM
This is so ridiculous,Patty needs to deal with Goerges 1R at Rome.:sad:
What else can I say:shrug:

Wert.
May 7th, 2011, 02:20 PM
My only hope is that Goerges is tired of previous tournaments...
:bigcry:

Wert.
May 8th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Goerges withdrew... Big chance now

Wert.
May 8th, 2011, 06:31 PM
Patty plays Medina tomorow.Hope to the best! :)

nevetssllim
May 8th, 2011, 06:33 PM
I was actually more confident when she had Goerges as her R1 opponent. :o Hopefully Patty doesn't get beaten by Medina's attritional play...

Wert.
May 8th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I was actually more confident when she had Goerges as her R1 opponent. :o Hopefully Patty doesn't get beaten by Medina's attritional play...

Me too :sobbing:

LightsOut!
May 8th, 2011, 08:17 PM
GL Patty :cheer:

PIAoTvTeY
May 9th, 2011, 04:05 AM
Minus 80 defending points for Rome,Patty has dropped out of top 50,down to No.56.Only a week ago,she still kept in Top 40:o
Come on,Patty,you need the damn points:mad:

Wert.
May 9th, 2011, 06:37 AM
She need this win so much.PLEASE! :sobbing: :bigcry: :hug:

Wert.
May 9th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Vamos Patty!
Just Do It! :)

LightsOut!
May 9th, 2011, 11:12 AM
1-4 down already :bigcry:

Wert.
May 10th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Patty lost 63 62 :sobbing:
Good luck @Brusseles Open

Wert.
May 12th, 2011, 06:26 AM
Medina just beat Bartoli in 2 sets so its not shame to lost to someone who ia in such a good form.I hope to kinder draw in Bruxelles and RG.

Wert.
May 15th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Patty will play against qualifier in Brussels.Then probably Wickmayer.I think she has a chance if she shows her best.

LightsOut!
May 15th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Doubles with Klemenschits vs Flipkens/Wickmayer :cheer:

LightsOut!
May 16th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Patty/Sandra lead Flipper/Whoopie 7-5, 1-1 :bounce:

LightsOut!
May 16th, 2011, 02:54 PM
R1 vs Van Uytvanck :cheer:

LightsOut!
May 16th, 2011, 03:11 PM
They led 7-5, 5-2 and are now about to get broken for 5-4 (3 DFs by Sandra :help:)

Chakvenus
May 16th, 2011, 05:27 PM
I hope she can win at least ONE singles match here. I just have a feeling that she'll really struggle against this young girl, which just makes me miss the Patty of the past even more - seh used to DEMOLISH youngsters left and right.

LightsOut!
May 16th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Klemenschits/Schnyder def. Flipkens/Wickmayer 7-5, 7-5 :hearts:

spiceboy
May 17th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Patty yesterday in Brussels :D

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spiceboy
May 17th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Some training too :)

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LightsOut!
May 17th, 2011, 03:39 PM
She lost again :help:

LightsOut!
May 18th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Patty lost the doubles too :sobbing:

HowardH
May 19th, 2011, 08:59 AM
I hope she can get her tennis together for RG. She's always been a lot of fun to watch when she plays well.

Jekyll
May 19th, 2011, 09:03 AM
I think she will retire after RG :sad:

nevetssllim
May 20th, 2011, 08:25 AM
I think she will retire after RG :sad:

Me too. :sad:

Please draw Namigata or Mayr in R1. :sobbing:

jeremyv
May 20th, 2011, 10:01 AM
From, Patty's WTA blog...

"Roland Garros is going to be special for me. It has always been the Grand Slam I followed the closest and wanted to be a part of. I've been in the main draw and seeded so many years there and played some great matches, at times I was even one of the second-row favorites to do well there. It's a really special tournament for me. Obviously this year is a little different as I haven't been winning much. There are times I'm really feeling my game for two or three games, but it has been hard to keep it going consistently. I know my game is still there though, and I'm hoping to break this losing streak and get to a level where I can win matches and beat seeds. I'm trying to turn this around."

Go Patty! :D

PIAoTvTeY
May 20th, 2011, 10:04 AM
Good energy

jeremyv
May 20th, 2011, 11:09 AM
Patty drew Cirstea in Round 1... I'm not sure how to react to that...

jeremyv
May 20th, 2011, 11:10 AM
I think it's better than drawing a seed straight away in Round 1. All the best to Patty! :)

jeremyv
May 20th, 2011, 11:11 AM
By the way, their head-to-head is 0-1 in favor of Cirstea. But that was way back in 2007... Cirstea won 6-2 5-7 7-5

PIAoTvTeY
May 20th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Allowing for Patty's ranking,it's not too bad to be drawed close to Na Li and Romanian girls.GOOD LUCK

LightsOut!
May 20th, 2011, 11:12 AM
I think that is a good draw :cheer:

Marionated
May 20th, 2011, 11:35 AM
After her recent losses, I have no expectations.

Good luck. Whatever.

Chakvenus
May 20th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Yeah, I think it's a good draw too. Cirstea has done nothing of real note recently, and I always feel that a ballbasher is a much better match-up for Patty than a defensive player, which is why if she DOES get to R2, then I'm not keeping my hopes up for the match against (most likely) Dulgheru.
But still - GL Patty!! You can do it!

Wert.
May 20th, 2011, 12:18 PM
I dont know what to expect.She can win confortambly but she can also lost in 2 sets.All depends of her game.COME ON!

Wert.
May 20th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello one last time from Brussels...

All week I was telling you how I wanted to see some things in Brussels before I left, and I really did do that today. I mentioned the Atomium a few times and we did go there today finally. It was cool - to get to the top of the molecule you can take the stairs, the escalator or... the roller coaster! I expected some more scientific stuff there but it was still informative. They built that structure for the Expo in '58 and the views from the top were breathtaking, you can walk in a 360 and enjoy it all. It wasn't the bluest sky, but it was still beautiful. I took a picture from the top and have put it in the blog here... you can see the tennis stadium in it, but the center court is a bit hidden by trees. Still a very nice picture.



The other place we went to is right next to the Atomium, it's like a Miniature Europe and has small versions of all the famous landmarks in Europe! I've posted a picture of me with the Arc de Triomphe (I thought it would be appropriate with me going there next!) Anyway it's a big garden and you follow paths and play with interactive stuff, national anthems, rivers with remote controlled boats... it was really neat. There wasn't anything from Switzerland there, of course, because we're not part of the EU... but Sandra Klemenschits came with us and we found a lot from Austria. We same some ancient landmarks from Malta, which I didn't even know about before... Anyway there was also a waterpark for kids next door and the place has all kinds of fun.

I have another story to tell from today... before we left to see the sights, we went to the gym, Sandra and I. I was running on the treadmill and started to smell something burning... at first we thought maybe it was from cars but then we figured out - I was burning rubber. Literally. I was doing speed intervals and the smell was coming from the track. I had to go to the lobby for some fresh air!

Right now we're just hanging out in the room, watching a play-off game from a German soccer league. We follow it a lot when we're home. I don't really follow the teams too much but I'm interested to see who's going to win. One team was in last place in their league then a Swiss coach has helped them come back and win so many matches and make that relegation. They still have a chance to be in the first league next year... we'll see!

I have an afternoon train to Paris tomorrow - a fast one, it goes over 220kph - then I'm already practicing in the afternoon. Looking forward to another Slam...

Thanks to all of you for reading this week and your support, as always :)

Patty

LightsOut!
May 20th, 2011, 02:20 PM
:hearts: Patty :hearts:
I hope she plays doubles with Sandra at RG :hearts:

Chakvenus
May 20th, 2011, 03:06 PM
PLUS Patty tends to struggle against players who have better backhands than forehands, as her constant lefty cross-courts aren't as effective against them. If memory serves, Cirstea prefers the forehand wing. So that's a potential plus...I hope.

nevetssllim
May 20th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Doubles with ALG.

LightsOut!
May 20th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Groenefeld & Schnyder (Source ALG's twitter)
:eek: :cheer:

C. Drone
May 21st, 2011, 09:38 AM
good luck Patty! :cheer: last time? :bigcry:

LightsOut!
May 23rd, 2011, 05:33 AM
Doubles Round 1:

Schnyder/Grönefeld vs. Daniilidou/Jurak

:cheer:

jeremyv
May 24th, 2011, 06:44 PM
Awwww... I feel so sad for Patty... I really do... she can't win a match :sad:

Any word whether she's retiring now???

Was anybody able to see the match? What happened?

Wert.
May 24th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Cirstea played fantastic and Patty average.Looks like that the end.
and I must say PATTY SCHNYDER FOREVER

LightsOut!
May 25th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Grönefeld/Schnyder def. Daniilidou/Jurak 6-3, 6-3 :yeah:

Marionated
May 25th, 2011, 02:21 PM
:cool:

*JR*
May 26th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Au revoir PP, I'm gonna miss your presence on the tour. :hatoff:

SpanishSuenos
May 26th, 2011, 07:06 AM
patty is ending her career after the french open.
it's sad to see the star who has never gone to the court again ;(

LightsOut!
May 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM
They lost their doubles today :sad:
So many wasted chances :sad:

Sasja
May 26th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Here are some avies and banners from Patty that I made. Hope you guys like them. Patty is such an unique player and she will be missed :hug: :worship:

Patty Schnyder part I :worship: :hug:

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Sasja
May 26th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Patty Schnyder part II :worship: :hug:

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Marionated
May 26th, 2011, 11:16 PM
No shame in losing to the top seeds.

So... I guess this was her last ever match. Of course, she has to make an announcement first.

jeremyv
May 28th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Yeah. I don't think there has been a formal announcement from Patty yet. Otherwise, I'd see at least a tribute at the WTA site. Maybe she'll let the French Open finish first. Otherwise, news of her retirement would just be overshadowed by other headlines.

Protoss
May 28th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Yeah. I don't think there has been a formal announcement from Patty yet. Otherwise, I'd see at least a tribute at the WTA site. Maybe she'll let the French Open finish first. Otherwise, news of her retirement would just be overshadowed by other headlines.
According to tweets by Matt Cronin and Jon Wertheim, Patty will holding a press conference today to announce her retirment. :sad:

Wert.
May 28th, 2011, 07:55 AM
That is shame!
Champion like her deserve big ceremony!

PIAoTvTeY
May 28th, 2011, 10:46 AM
According to tweets by Matt Cronin and Jon Wertheim, Patty will holding a press conference today to announce her retirment. :sad:
Conflicting emotions reign:sad::sad::sad:

jeremyv
May 28th, 2011, 10:51 AM
It's official :sad:

I'll really miss Patty and her game... All the best!

LightsOut!
May 28th, 2011, 10:53 AM
Patty just announced it :sad:
Good luck in your life after tennis :hug: :sad:

jeremyv
May 28th, 2011, 11:00 AM
From Sport24:

Schnyder calls it quits

Paris - Patty Schnyder on Saturday called time on a 17-year career which brought 11 titles, 59 Grand Slam appearances and a family split caused by a bizarre relationship with an orange juice-obsessed guru.

The 32-year-old Swiss made her majors bow at Roland Garros in 1996 and suitably chose her 16th successive French Open to announce her decision.

"It's time to close this chapter of my tennis career. It's very emotional," said a tearful Schnyder at a news conference.

"I had always wanted to win a Grand Slam title but that will have to remain a dream."

Left-hander Schnyder reached a career high of seven in the world in 2005, a year after she had recorded her best Grand Slam performance of a semi-final at the Australian Open in 2004.

But she hit the headlines as a teenager when she hooked up with Rainer Harnecker, a self-styled "natural therapist" who convinced her to give up meat and drink three litres of orange juice a day.

Her parents became so concerned for the welfare of their daughter, who by now was Harnecker's girlfriend, that they hired a private detective, Rainer Hofmann to help out.

Schynder's story then took a new twist, worthy of any soap opera, when she split with Harnecker and eventually married Hofmann in December 2003.

"Sometimes you have no advice. Nobody knows what to do, how to help you, and then you have to decide," she said.

"I grew up and I developed my personality. It's a tough life. Nothing is just given for free. But I know life can be tough. Life is very similar to tennis, and tennis is life."

On Saturday, she admitted that time was catching up with her and having not won a match on clay all year, she believed the time was right to bow out.

"I have been very proud to share great moments with all the fans over the world and with so many champions from many decades. It's an overwhelming feeling and now I just need some time," she said.

"I felt I had some more years in tennis but the last five weeks on clay I have not been able to push away the desire of wanting to do other things in my life. That's the feeling of my heart.

"And after my first round defeat here (against Sorana Cirstea in straight sets), I decided I had to do something."

Schynder said her best memory would remain her victory on home ground at the Zurich tournament in 2002 where she defeated Lindsay Davenport in the final.

She also beat a succession of world number ones in her time including Martina Hingis, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin as well as current world leader Caroline Wozniacki.

"Regrets? That's too strong a word," she added. "When I was a kid, I had so many dreams and some came true. I wanted a Grand Slam title but that will have to remain a dream."