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Patty Schnyder (born 14 December 1978)[1] is a Swiss retired tennis player. A former top 10 player in singles, she twice defeated a reigning world No. 1 player in her career: Martina Hingis at the 1998 Grand Slam Cup (by retirement) and Jennifer Capriati at the Family Circle Cup in 2002. In addition, she has notable wins over former number ones Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki.

Patty Schnyder
Schnyder Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceBasel
Born (1978-12-14) 14 December 1978 (age 40)
Basel
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2011–2015, 2018
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$8,570,479
Singles
Career record669–430 (60.9%)
Career titles11 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 7 (14 November 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2004)
French OpenQF (1998, 2008)
Wimbledon4R (2007)
US OpenQF (1998, 2008)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupF (1998)
Tour FinalsRR (2005)
Olympic Games3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record230–245 (48.4%)
Career titles5 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 15 (6 June 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2009)
French OpenSF (2005)
Wimbledon3R (2004)
US OpenSF (2004)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1996)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2009)
French Open1R (2010)
Wimbledon2R (1998)
US Open1R (2004, 2009)
Team competitions
Fed CupF (1998), record 50–23

In her career, she reached six Grand Slam singles quarterfinals and one Grand Slam singles semifinal. She won 11 WTA singles titles including Zurich Open (Tier I), and five WTA doubles titles and earned almost $8.6 million in prize money.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

On 5 December 2003, Schnyder married her German coach Rainer Hofmann, who was also an IT specialist, at a resort in Baden-Baden, Germany.[3] In early 2014, three years following her retirement from tennis, Schnyder announced her divorce to Hofman. In November 2014, she gave birth to a daughter, Kim Ayla, and initially kept the father's name a secret. She later named Jan Heino, her current partner, to be the father of her daughter.[4][5]

CareerEdit

1994–2011: Top-10 breakthrough, Grand Slam semifinal, success on the WTA TourEdit

In 1996, Schnyder made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the French Open. In 1997, she quickly rose up through the rankings, and by August 1998 she had entered the WTA top 10. However, Schnyder fell out of the top 10 in April 1999 and spent the next six years ranked in the 15–30 range before re-entering the top 10 in May 2005.

In December 2003, Schnyder married Rainer Hofmann, who had accompanied her on the WTA Tour since 1999 and became her full-time tennis coach in early 2003.

Schnyder won eleven singles titles, including a victory in Zürich (Tier-I event) over former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, and five doubles titles. Her first title on U.S. soil came in August 2005, when she won at Cincinnati's Western & Southern Women's Open. Schnyder defeated four top-10 players consecutively, including Serena Williams and then-world No. 1 Jennifer Capriati, in 2002 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, which is the largest women-only tennis event held in the United States.

Schnyder's best Grand Slam performance came at the 2004 Australian Open, where she reached the semifinals, before falling to Kim Clijsters. Later that season, she also reached the semifinals at the Tier-I tournaments in Charleston and Zurich, two large WTA events where Schnyder compiled an excellent record.

2005 was Schnyder's most consistent overall season to date. She reached five tour finals, winning two of them (Gold Coast and Cincinnati, both Tier-III events). She was runner-up at the Tier-I events Rome (to Amélie Mauresmo) and Zurich (to Lindsay Davenport). She also reached the final in Linz (Tier II), falling to Nadia Petrova. She reached the career high of world No. 7 after the end-of-season WTA Tour Championships.

2006 proved to be a good season for Schnyder also, staying within the top 10 and reaching the finals in Charleston (defeating top seed and defending champion Justine Henin in the semifinals and also ending Henin's winning streak on clay, though Schnyder lost to Petrova in the final), and in Stanford (falling to top seed and defending champion Kim Clijsters).

 
Patty Schnyder at the 2007 Australian Open

Schnyder had a mediocre year in 2007, and she lost her top-10 ranking. First, she obtained an invitation to play in the Watsons Water Champions Challenge. She reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, where she lost to Anna Chakvetadze after leading 4–1 in the first set. At the French Open, she reached the fourth round, where she had two match points against Maria Sharapova, but ended up losing 7–9 in the final set. At Wimbledon, she was beaten in the fourth round by No. 1 Justine Henin in straight sets. At the Acura Classic in July, she reached the final, beating former No. 1 and compatriot Martina Hingis in three sets, and Russian Elena Dementieva, along the way, before losing to Sharapova, again in three sets. Schnyder briefly moved up due to this. However, at the US Open, she lost in the third round to the unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek in a final-set tie-break, again wasting leads. After that, she played at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, where she lost to Ana Ivanovic. She finished her year with a run to the Generali Ladies Linz final, beating Chakvetadze in the quarterfinals and Marion Bartoli in the semifinals, before convincingly losing in the final to Hantuchová.

Schnyder began 2008 by beating Mauresmo in the quarterfinals of the Mondial Women's Hardcourts tournament in the Gold Coast before losing to Li Na in the semifinals. At the Australian Open, she lost in the second round to Australian Casey Dellacqua. She then lost in the second round of the Proximus Diamond Games to eventual finalist Karin Knapp, losing in a final-set tiebreak. She entered the Qatar Total Open and beat Paszek easily. She lost to Slovakia's Dominika Cibulková in the second round. Schnyder then competed in the Bangalore Open, a Tier-II event in India. She defeated Akgul Amanmuradova, in the quarterfinals, and then managed to beat Yan Zi, in the semifinal. However, she lost to Serena Williams in the final in straight sets.

 
Schnyder at the 2008 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament

Schnyder again lost to Casey Dellacqua at Wimbledon in the first round, although she played an epic match. Alongside Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Schnyder played for her team in the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6]

At the US Open, Schnyder was seeded 15th. She beat Katarina Srebotnik in the fourth round to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in ten years, where she lost to fifth seeded Elena Dementieva. At the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Schnyder won her first title in over three years when she defeated Tamira Paszek in the final in two sets. At the 2009 Madrid Masters, Schnyder defeated world No. 10, Nadia Petrova in the third round and world No. 4, Jelena Janković in the quarterfinals, but lost to world No. 1, Dinara Safina in the semifinals.

2010 was a tough year for Patty. For the first time since 1996, she did not play in the Australian Open, due to injury. But, for the second year in a row, she made it to the final in Budapest against Ágnes Szávay, but again lost. She lost two match points in the third round of the US Open and double-faulted on match point against Yanina Wickmayer. She again made her second final of the year in Linz, but suffered an upset at the hands of Ana Ivanovic, losing in straight sets in just 47 minutes.[7]

Schnyder did not play at the beginning of the 2011 season, prior to the Australian Open, due to illness. At the Australian Open, she lost to the qualifier Lesia Tsurenko in the first round. In a March 2011 Bleacher report, Schnyder was listed as one of ten most underrated players on the WTA Tour. Schnyder signaled, after disappointing first-round losses in both singles and doubles at the Family Circle Cup, that she would indeed be retiring sometime that year. Schnyder proved in April that she was still Switzerland's No. 1 women's tennis player when she, along with Timea Bacsinszky, helped propel Switzerland back into World Group II at the Fed Cup. She announced her retirement in May 2011, stating fatigue and lack of motivation as the main reasons for cutting her tennis career short.[8][9]

2015–present: Comeback and success on the ITF circuitEdit

After the birth of her daughter in late 2014, Schnyder announced she wanted to "get back in shape".[10] Hence, in mid-2015, Schnyder returned to the professional circuit and competed in ITF Future tournaments in Darmstadt, Germany (July) and Oldenzaal, Netherlands (August).[11] She took her first title of her comeback in September when she won the $10,000 ITF Future tournament in Prague,[12] without losing a set all week. She made her second final of her comeback in Bangkok, losing to Kaia Kanepi.

In 2016, Schnyder played a complete season, competing in 20 tournaments (17 of which at ITF level). In the WTA rankings, she rose from No. 488 at beginning of the year to No. 298 at year end. She made her comeback to the WTA Tour at the Volvo Car Open as wild card, where she lost to No. 3 seed, Samantha Crawford in the first round, 2–6, 6–1, 2–6. The highlights of her 2016 season occurred at the ITF tournaments in Bastad, which she won, and Stuttgart-Vaihingen, where she reached the semifinals.

In 2017, Schnyder's comeback gained traction, as she won the ITF tournaments in Périgueux and Horb and additionally reached the finals in Essen, Biarritz and Toronto. At her home tournament in Gstaad, where she gained entry through a wildcard, she won her first main draw match at WTA level since 2011, defeating compatriot Amra Sadiković in the first round before suffering defeat at the hands of Antonia Lottner in round two. With these results, she re-entered the top 200 and gained access to the qualifiers' draw at the US Open, where she lost to Nicole Gibbs in the second round.

In 2018, Schnyder qualified for the US Open just a few months shy of her 40th birthday.[13] In the first round, she lost to Maria Sharapova in their first meeting in ten years.[14] On 23 November 2018, she announced her retirement from professional tennis for the second time.[15]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 27 (11 titles, 16 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (0–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–5)
Tier II / Premier (1–4)
Tier III, IV & V / International (9–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–7)
Clay (3–8)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 September 1996 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 1. 18 January 1998 Hobart, Australia Hard   Dominique Van Roost 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 22 February 1998 Hannover, Germany Carpet (i)   Jana Novotná 6–0, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 24 May 1998 Madrid, Spain Clay   Dominique Van Roost 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 12 July 1998 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Gala León García 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 19 July 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay   Barbara Schett 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 28 September 1998 Munich, Germany Hard (i)   Venus Williams 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 6. 10 January 1999 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Mary Pierce 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 3. 16 July 2000 Klagenfurt, Austria Clay   Barbara Schett 7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 12 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Clay   Iroda Tulyaganova 3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 11 November 2001 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Henrieta Nagyová 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 21 April 2002 Hilton Head, United States Clay   Iva Majoli 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 8. 20 October 2002 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Lindsay Davenport 6–7(5–7), 7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 9. 8 January 2005 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Samantha Stosur 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 15 May 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 24 July 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Akiko Morigami 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 23 October 2005 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Lindsay Davenport 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 8. 30 October 2005 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Nadia Petrova 6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 16 April 2006 Charleston, United States Clay   Nadia Petrova 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 30 July 2006 Stanford, United States Hard   Kim Clijsters 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 16 April 2007 San Diego, United States Hard   Maria Sharapova 2–6, 6–3, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 28 October 2007 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Daniela Hantuchová 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 9 March 2008 Bangalore, India Hard   Serena Williams 5–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 8 September 2008 Bali, Indonesia Hard   Tamira Paszek 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 14. 12 July 2009 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Ágnes Szávay 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 11 July 2010 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Ágnes Szávay 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 17 October 2010 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Ana Ivanovic 1–6, 2–6

Doubles: 16 (5 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (5–5)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–4)
Clay (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 April 1998 Amelia Island, United States Clay   Barbara Schett   Sandra Cacic
  Mary Pierce
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 1. 3 May 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Barbara Schett   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 19 July 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay   Barbara Schett   Pavlina Nola
  Elena Pampoulova
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 4 April 1999 Hilton Head, United States Clay   Barbara Schett   Elena Likhovtseva
  Jana Novotná
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 16 July 2000 Klagenfurt, Austria Clay   Barbara Schett   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Runner-up 5. 28 October 2001 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i)   Bianka Lamade   Elena Bovina
  Daniela Hantuchová
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 17 February 2002 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i)   Magdalena Maleeva   Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 3. 9 February 2003 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Barbara Schett   Marion Bartoli
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
2–6, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 28 April 2003 Bol, Croatia Clay   Emmanuelle Gagliardi   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 15 February 2004 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Barbara Schett   Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 31 October 2004 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Nathalie Dechy   Janette Husárová
  Elena Likhovtseva
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 10 April 2005 Amelia Island, United States Clay   Květa Peschke   Bryanne Stewart
  Samantha Stosur
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 5 October 2008 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 19 October 2008 Zürich, Switzerland Hard (i)   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 10. 19 April 2009 Charleston, United States Clay   Līga Dekmeijere   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Nadia Petrova
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [11–9]
Runner-up 11. 27 July 2009 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Julia Görges   Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (7–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments (0–3)
$60,000 tournaments (0–1)
$25,000 tournaments (2–3)
$10,000 tournaments (5–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (7–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 May 1995 Nitra, Slovakia Clay   Bárbara Castro 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 21 May 1995 Prešov, Slovak Republic Clay   Jana Ondrouchová 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 25 June 1995 Cureglia, Switzerland Clay   Camilla Kremer 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 28 August 1995 Athens, Greece Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 21 April 1996 Murcia, Spain Clay   Elena Pampoulova 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 2 September 1996 Bratislava, Slovakia Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 0–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 6 September 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Zuzana Luknárová 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 19 December 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Kaia Kanepi 3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 22 May 2016 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Melanie Stokke 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 10 June 2017 Essen, Germany Clay   Kaia Kanepi 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 0–2 ret.
Winner 6. 1 July 2017 Périgueux, France Clay   Camilla Rosatello 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 30 July 2017 Horb, Germany Clay   Conny Perrin 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 17 September 2017 Biarritz, France Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 November 2017 Toronto, Canada Hard   Ysaline Bonaventure 6–7(3–7), 3–6

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Overall W–L: WTA Tour main draw (incl. Grand Slams), Olympics and Fed Cup World Group (incl. play-offs).

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 4R 4R 2R 4R 1R 1R 4R SF QF QF 4R 2R 2R A 1R A A A Q1 0 / 14 31–14
French Open A A 1R 3R QF 3R 1R 2R 4R 4R 2R 4R 4R 4R QF 1R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 16 29–16
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R 1R A A A A Q1 0 / 15 10–15
US Open A A A 3R QF 3R 2R 2R 3R 2R 4R 4R 4R 3R QF 2R 3R A A A Q2 1R 0 / 15 31–15
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 7–4 12–4 5–4 5–4 4–4 6–4 7–4 10–4 10–4 11–4 11–4 9–4 2–4 2–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0 / 60 101–60
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify 1R DNQ 1R DNQ RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 3 1–4
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells NT I A A A 3R 3R 2R 2R A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 7 4–7
Miami A A A 2R 4R 4R 3R 2R 2R A A 3R 4R 2R 3R 3R 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 13 13–12
Madrid Not Held SF 3R 1R A A A A 0 / 3 6–3
Beijing Not Held Not Tier I 2R 2R A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Not Tier I 2R A 1R 3R A A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Rome A A A SF 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R F 3R SF QF 3R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 15 24–15
Canada A A A A 1R 1R 2R A 2R A A A A 3R 3R 2R 2R A A A A A 0 / 8 10–9
Cincinnati Not Held Not Tier I 2R A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Tokyo / Wuhan A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Former Tier I tournaments
Charleston A A A 2R QF SF 3R 1R F 2R SF SF F 2R QF NM5 0 / 12 27–12
Berlin A A A 1R 1R QF 1R 3R A 3R 3R SF QF QF 1R Not Held 0 / 11 16–10
Zurich Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R W QF SF F 1R 2R NT I Not Held 1 / 13 18–12
Moscow Not Held NT I 2R 2R 1R 2R A A 1R 1R 2R QF 2R A NM5 0 / 9 6–9
San Diego Not Tier I 1R QF SF F Not Held NM5 0 / 4 10–4
National representation
Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held 3R Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 3 3–3
Fed Cup A A G1 PO F A RR A 1R PO 1R A A G1 G1 WG2 G1 G1 A A A PO 0 / 4 33–17
Career statistics
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2017 2018 Career
Titles 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Finals 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 5 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 27
Overall W–L 0–0 1–1 7–10 23–24 56–22 29–23 33–26 24–24 36–26 28–23 34–22 58–25 45–24 45–25 34–22 21–22 26–19 3–9 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–4 505–353
Year-end ranking 786 152 64 26 11 21 25 37 15 23 14 7 9 16 14 43 44 N/A 740 304 144 286 58.86%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 3R 2R QF A 3R A A A 0 / 13 14–13
French Open A A A 3R QF 3R A 2R QF 3R 3R SF 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 2R A A A 0 / 14 24–14
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R A A 1R A A 1R A A A A 0 / 10 5–10
US Open A A A 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R SF QF A 2R 3R 3R 1R A A A A 0 / 13 18–13
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 7–4 4–4 3–3 2–4 5–4 3–4 9–4 7–3 1–1 3–4 3–3 8–3 0–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 50 61–50
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells NT I A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 5 1–5
Miami A A A 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A A A 1R 1R A 1R SF 2R A A A A 0 / 10 8–10
Madrid Not Held 1R QF A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Beijing Not Held Not Tier I QF 1R A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Not Tier I 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Rome A A A QF 2R A 2R 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 7 6–7
Canada A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 5 1–5
Cincinnati Not Held Not Tier I 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Tokyo / Wuhan A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Former Tier I tournaments
Charleston A A A A 1R F 1R 2R 2R 1R SF A A 2R A NM5 0 / 8 10–8
Berlin A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R A 1R 1R QF A A 2R Not Held 0 / 9 5–9
Zurich A A QF A 1R SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R QF A 1R NT I Not Held 0 / 9 4–9
Moscow Not Held NT I 1R 1R 1R QF A A QF 1R 1R A QF A NM5 0 / 8 3–8
San Diego Not Tier I A A A 2R Not Held NM5 0 / 1 1–1
National representation
Olympics Not Held QF Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 2R Not Held A NH 0 / 3 4–3
Fed Cup A A G1 PO F A RR A 1R PO 1R A A G1 G1 WG2 G1 G1 A A A 0 / 4 17–6
Career statistics
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2017 Career
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Finals 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 16
Overall W–L 0–0 0–0 7–7 14–19 23–20 17–20 18–22 13–19 13–15 19–17 25–16 16–13 1–2 7–10 14–14 21–16 7–16 4–4 0–0 0–1 0–0 219–231
Year-end ranking N/A 441 104 59 29 41 47 77 56 40 18 32 N/A 87 52 31 110 N/A N/A N/A N/A 48.67%

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 4 7 1 2 1 6 2 2 5 3 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 43
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score SR
1997
1.   Iva Majoli 8 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 1R 7–5, 6–1 63
2.   Amanda Coetzer 10 Rome, Italy Clay 3R 7–6(7–3), 7–5 51
3.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7 Rome, Italy Clay QF 6–1, 6–1 51
4.   Iva Majoli 4 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 6–2 34
1998
5.   Iva Majoli 5 Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) 2R 6–1, 6–3 25
6.   Jana Novotná 3 Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) F 6–0, 3–6, 7–5 25
7.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 Hamburg, Germany Clay QF 6–3, 6–0 18
8.   Amanda Coetzer 4 French Open, Paris Clay 1R 6–4, 3–6, 8–6 18
9.   Steffi Graf 7 US Open, New York Hard 4R 6–3, 6–4 10
10.   Jana Novotná 3 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Hard (i) QF 2–6, 7–5, 7–5 9
11.   Martina Hingis 1 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Hard (i) SF 5–7, 7–5, 5–5 ret. 9
1999
12.   Mary Pierce 7 Gold Coast, Australia Hard F 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2 11
2000
13.   Amélie Mauresmo 6 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 2R 6–4, 6–4 29
14.   Sandrine Testud 10 Amelia Island, United States Clay 2R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–0) 30
2001
15.   Conchita Martínez 9 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 6–3, 2–6, 6–2 46
2002
16.   Jelena Dokic 6 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) 2R 4–6, 6–4, 1–1 ret. 42
17.   Amélie Mauresmo 10 Charleston, United States Clay 2R 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 30
18.   Serena Williams 3 Charleston, United States Clay QF 2–6, 6–4, 7–5 30
19.   Jennifer Capriati 1 Charleston, United States Clay SF 6–4, 6–3 30
20.   Daniela Hantuchová 9 Zurich, Switzerland Carpet (i) QF 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–5) 19
21.   Lindsay Davenport 10 Zurich, Switzerland Carpet (i) F 6–7(5–7), 7–6(10–8), 6–3 19
2003
22.   Amélie Mauresmo 7 Zurich, Switzerland Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 6–2 18
23.   Anastasia Myskina 9 Linz, Austria Hard (i) QF 6–1, 6–1 28
2004
24.   Elena Dementieva 6 Charleston, United States Clay 3R 6–3, 6–1 17
25.   Lindsay Davenport 4 Charleston, United States Clay QF 6–3, 6–2 17
2005
26.   Elena Dementieva 6 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 4R 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–2 14
27.   Anastasia Myskina 5 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–7(0–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2 14
28.   Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 Berlin, Germany Clay QF 6–2, 6–2 13
29.   Maria Sharapova 2 Rome, Italy Clay SF 3–6, 6–3, 6–1 13
30.   Nadia Petrova 10 WTA Tour Championships, Los Angeles Hard (i) RR 6–0, 5–7, 6–4 8
2006
31.   Elena Dementieva 8 Paris, France Carpet (i) QF 6–3, 6–3 9
32.   Justine Henin 3 Charleston, United States Clay SF 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 9
33.   Elena Dementieva 6 San Diego, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–3 8
2007
34.   Martina Hingis 7 Berlin, Germany Clay 3R 6–4, 6–0 19
35.   Nadia Petrova 9 San Diego, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–4 17
36.   Serena Williams 6 Zurich, Switzerland Carpet (i) 1R 6–0, 3–0 ret. 17
37.   Anna Chakvetadze 7 Linz, Austria Hard (i) QF 6–1, 6–0 17
38.   Marion Bartoli 9 Linz, Austria Hard (i) SF 7–6(7–5), 6–3 17
2008
39.   Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 1R 6–4, 4–6, 7–5 11
2009
40.   Serena Williams 2 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–2, 2–6, 6–1 20
41.   Nadia Petrova 10 Madrid, Spain Clay 3R 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5) 20
42.   Jelena Janković 4 Madrid, Spain Clay QF 7–6(8–6), 6–3 20
2010
43.   Agnieszka Radwańska 9 Madrid, Spain Clay 2R 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 48

Head-to-head vs. top 10 ranked playersEdit

Player Years Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
 /  Steffi Graf 1998 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Martina Hingis 1998–2007 3–2 60% 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
 /  Ana Ivanovic 2005–2011 5–5 50% 4–2 1–3 0–0 0–0
 /  Jelena Janković 2004–2009 2–3 40% 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
  Serena Williams 1998–2009 4–8 33% 0–6 3–0 0–0 1–2
  Kim Clijsters 2000–2009 3–6 33% 1–4 1–0 1–0 0–2
  Amélie Mauresmo 1998–2008 6–13 32% 3–7 3–3 0–0 0–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1996–2000 2–6 25% 0–2 2–3 0–0 0–1
  Jennifer Capriati 2000–2002 1–3 25% 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0
  Caroline Wozniacki 2005–2010 1–4 20% 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0
  Lindsay Davenport 1997–2006 2–10 17% 0–7 1–2 0–1 1–0
  Justine Henin 2001–2007 1–8 11% 0–2 1–4 0–1 0–1
  Maria Sharapova 2004–2018 1–8 11% 0–5 1–2 0–1 0–0
  Simona Halep 2010–2018 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
 / /  Monica Seles 1998–2002 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Dinara Safina 2002–2009 0–4 0% 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1
  Venus Williams 1998–2010 0–11 0% 0–6 0–5 0–0 0–0
Number 2 ranked players
  Agnieszka Radwańska 2008–2010 2–1 67% 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
  Anastasia Myskina 2000–2006 3–2 60% 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–0
  Petra Kvitová 2008–2009 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 2002–2008 3–4 43% 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0
  Li Na 2005–2009 2–3 40% 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Conchita Martínez 1996–2005 3–8 27% 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–2
 /  Jana Novotná 1996–1999 2–6 25% 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–1
  Vera Zvonareva 2003–2011 1–3 25% 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0
Number 3 ranked players
  Nathalie Tauziat 1998 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
  Nadia Petrova 2000–2010 8–7 53% 6–6 2–1 0–0 0–0
  Elena Dementieva 1997–2008 7–10 41% 4–4 1–3 0–0 2–3
  Amanda Coetzer 1997–2004 2–6 25% 0–5 2–0 0–0 0–1
  Mary Pierce 1995–2006 2–7 22% 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–2
Number 4 ranked players
 /  Helena Suková 1997–1998 2–0 100% 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
 /  Iva Majoli 1997–2002 4–1 80% 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
  Magdalena Maleeva 2000–2005 4–3 57% 4–0 0–1 0–0 0–2
  Mary Joe Fernández 1997–1998 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Francesca Schiavone 2001–2008 4–5 44% 4–4 0–0 0–0 0–1
  Samantha Stosur 2005–2018 2–3 40% 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0
 /  Anke Huber 1998–2001 1–2 33% 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–0
 /  Jelena Dokić 2001–2003 1–4 20% 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0
  Dominika Cibulková 2008 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
  Anna Chakvetadze 2005–2007 2–1 67% 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
  Lucie Šafářová 2006–2011 2–2 50% 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Sara Errani 2009 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Daniela Hantuchová 2001–2010 9–10 47% 5–10 2–0 0–0 2–0
Number 6 ranked players
  Flavia Pennetta 2005–2007 3–0 100% 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Chanda Rubin 1997–2006 3–1 75% 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Number 7 ranked players
  Julie Halard-Decugis 1998–2000 3–0 100% 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
  Madison Keys 2011 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Irina Spîrlea 1998 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
  Nicole Vaidišová 2005 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Marion Bartoli 2004–2008 5–1 83% 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Roberta Vinci 2004–2007 3–1 75% 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
  Barbara Schett 1998–2003 5–4 56% 1–2 4–1 0–0 0–1
Number 8 ranked players
  Alicia Molik 1999–2007 4–1 80% 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Ai Sugiyama 1999–2009 2–4 33% 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0
  Anna Kournikova 1995–1999 1–4 20% 0–0 1–4 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
  Andrea Petkovic 2009–2010 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Timea Bacsinszky 2008 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Lori McNeil 1998 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Dominique Monami 1996–1999 4–1 80% 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
  Sandrine Testud 1997–2000 4–3 57% 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 1997–2007 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Paola Suarez 1999–2006 4–5 44% 4–0 0–3 0–1 0–1
  Aryna Sabalenka 2016 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Number 10 ranked players
 /  Karina Habšudová 1999–2000 3–0 100% 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
  Kristina Mladenovic 2009 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Barbara Paulus 1996 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Maria Kirilenko 2005 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Total 1995–2018 156–216 42% 84–112
(43%)
52–67
(44%)
4–9
(31%)
16–28
(36%)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patty Schnyder: Gefrorenes Herz, Weltwoche, 14. September 2011
  2. ^ Betreibungen gegen Patty Schnyder, Tagesanzeiger Zürich, 29. March 2011
  3. ^ Patty Schnyder | WTA Tennis
  4. ^ Patty Schnyder gives birth to a baby girl, Women's Tennis Blog, 1 December 2014
  5. ^ Patty Schnyder Brings a New Outlook and a New Family on Tour, New York Times, Flusing Meadows, 24 August 2017
  6. ^ List of entrants
  7. ^ Ivanovic ends title drought in Linz – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  8. ^ Patty Schnyder Announces Retirement, WTA, 28 May 2011
  9. ^ Patty Schnyder Brings a New Outlook and a New Family on Tour, New York Times, Flusing Meadows, 24 August 2017
  10. ^ Patty Schnyder gives birth to a baby girl, Women's Tennis Blog, 1 December 2014
  11. ^ "Robson and Schnyder make Pro Circuit comebacks". International Tennis Federation (ITF). 28 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Schnyder claims first title since Pro Circuit return". International Tennis Federation (ITF). 9 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Patty Schnyder in tabellone agli US Open" (in Italian). RSI Sport. 25 August 2018.
  14. ^ "US Open: Maria Sharapova rolls back the years in first-round victory over returning Patty Schnyder". The Independent. 29 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Patty Schnyder retires from tennis again!". Tennis World USA. 24 November 2018.

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