April 20, 2002
A POST-MATCH INTERVIEW WITH: PATTY SCHNYDER
FINALS LOSS TO IVA MAJOLI
7-6 (5), 6-4
Q. Patty, it didn't seem that either Iva or you played to the same
level that you did previously in the week. Would you say that was probably
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah. I mean I couldn't expect it from me to play like
a match like a day before or two days ago. So I just tried to do my best,
and I was out there fighting every point and trying to get some good shots,
and I think Iva played very well.
I'm not ?? I mean against me she cannot like hit a lot of winners that
she did in the other rounds before, so it's very difficult, and I think
she played very smart and she kept fighting. And I think I should have
won the first set, but yeah, I think my energy was not just really there
when it was supposed to be there.
And then the second set Iva, she gave me one break point and that was
it. And she saved me an ace, so what can I do? I mean she played schnyder
great. And yeah, like I said, of course, I'm a little disappointed. I
thought I could win the whole thing, but I live so many great moments
during the week and it's been the best week of my life.
Q. How emotionally draining were the previous upsets coming in? Did
it just weigh on you so much coming into the final?
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah. I mean the finals were really all right in the final,
but it wasn't like the two previous days, and I just ?? yeah, I live those
moments with the crowd, and those are like impressions that you really
have to realize and then you have to enjoy them. And I did so the other
days, and I'm going to do this next week also.
Q. How hot was it out there? The court thermometer said 114 degrees.
Did it feel like that?
PATTY SCHNYDER: No. I mean there was always a little breeze, and I mean
I wasn't tired. I think Iva was more tired than I was, and I think the
third set would have went to my favor, but I mean, yeah, she won the two
first ones, so there was not a third set, but I felt good. I mean I'm
not tired in my legs. I think like the energy was not really there mentally
in the big points in the first set, and that was the difference.
Q. How big a turning point was that first?set tiebreaker?
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah. I think I mean also before I lost the service game
that I have three easy shots. I mean I just missed them. Yeah, today I
missed them and the whole week I didn't. So that's sports. That's the
way it is.
Q. She kind of ran up a little bit of a lead in the tiebreak and you
were able to come back and push her almost to draw even. Just what was
the difference in the two sides?
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah. She got a lead. She was playing great winners, hitting
lines, and then she missed two, so yeah. I mean I can't say they weren't
in the net. I mean I tried every point. I tried hard and I fight through
it, and yeah, but she won it at the end.
Q. Your serve didn't seem to be really there for you as much as it
had been the past couple days, and I think 8 of the 11 games actually
you had breaks.
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah. That's true. I don't know why. It must be ?? yeah,
that's sport, I think, and I had so many good serves and my concentration
was so good the last days and today it wasn't, so what can I do? I tried
to improve it in the second set or every game, and just, yeah, it didn't
END OF INTERVIEW