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2001 Players

Jennifer Capriati
Amanda Coetzer
Amy Frazier
Martina Hingis
Jelena Dokic
Lisa Raymond
Conchita Martinez
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
Chanda Rubin
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Patty Schnyder (SUI)

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Patty Schnyder (shnee-der) - (SUI) Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland Birthdate: December 14, 1978 Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland Height: 5' 6 1/4" (1.68 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (August 1994) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 6 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES SEMIFINALIST: Gold Coast 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST: Gold Coast (w/Serna) QUARTERFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Serna) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 AUSTRALIAN 1r 4r 2r 4r 4r -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r 3r QF 3r 1r -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 2r 1r 2r 1r 1r -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r 3r QF 3r -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- 1r -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (6 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1999 - Gold Coast; 1998 - Hobart, Hannover, Madrid, Maria Lankowitz, Palermo; 1995 - ITF/Nitra-SVK, ITF/Presov-SVK, ITF/Cureglia-SUI FINALIST (3): 2000 - Klagenfurt; 1998 - Grand Slam Cup; 1996 - Karlovy Vary SEMIFINALIST (4): 2001 - Gold Coast; 1999 - Hilton Head; 1998 - Hamburg; 1997 - Italian Open CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (1): 1998 - Hamburg (w/Schett) FINALIST (4): 2000 - Klagenfurt (w/Schett); 1999 - Hilton Head (w/Schett); 1998 - Amelia Island (w/Schett), Palermo (w/Schett) SEMIFINALIST (6): 2001 - Gold Coast (w/Serna); 2000 - Amelia Island (w/Schett); 1999 - Zurich (w/Oremans); 1997 - Warsaw (w/Nagyova), Maria Lankowitz (w/Schett); 1996 - Madrid (w/Schett) ADDITIONAL: Swiss Fed Cup Team 1996-98, 2000. Swiss Olympic Team 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Semifinalist at the first tournament of 2001 in Gold Coast * At the 2000 Australian Open ousted 1999 finalist Amelie Mauresmo (who had beaten the world's Nos. 1, 2 and 5 players a week earlier) in the second round and advanced to the fourth round * Reached first final in a year-and-a-half at 2000 Palermo and also reached the doubles final * Defeated world No. 10 Sandrine Testud in two tie-breaks at 2000 Amelia Island * Upset seventh seed Kim Clijsters to reach the quarterfinals at 2000 s'Hertogenbosch, a grass court event, before falling to fourth seed Jennifer Capriati 7-5, 7-5 * Ousted 17th-ranked Julie Halard-Decugis and world No. 25 Elena Dementieva en route to a quarterfinal showing at 2000 New Haven * Won the first tournament of the 1999 season at the Gold Coast of Australia, collecting her first win over top seed and world No. 7 Mary Pierce in the final; ranking moved up to a then-career high No. 8 * Reached the semifinals at 1999 Hilton Head, the first clay court tournament of the season, with wins over Lisa Raymond, Iva Majoli and Elena Likhovtseva, and with partner Barbara Schett defeated top seeds Davenport and Zvereva to reach the doubles final * Surpassed the 50-match-wins mark in 1998 with 56 (third most on the tour that year), and tied for the second most titles of the year with five having never won a title before 1998 * Cracked into the world's Top 10 rankings on August 10, 1998 at No. 10 * Served the sixth-fastest serve on the tour in 1998 at Amelia Island, 113 miles per hour (181.8 Km/h) * Collected her first Sanex WTA TOUR title in Hobart in 1998, defeating top seed Dominique Van Roost in the hard court final * Scored her second title of the year and of her career at 1998 Hannover, played indoors on Greenset; ranked 25th, defeated four higher-ranked players: No. 3 Jana Novotna, No. 5 Iva Majoli, No. 12 Nathalie Tauziat and No. 24 Sabine Appelmans * Captured a third title on a third surface in 1998 in Madrid, a clay court event, defeating top seed Sandrine Testud in the semifinals and second seed Dominique Van Roost in the final * Continued to collect titles, winning her fourth and fifth of 1998 in Maria Lankowitz and Palermo; after winning fifth title, became the 18th woman to win five or more singles titles in a year since the tour began in 1971 * Reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time at 1998 Roland Garros, saving three match points to oust fifth seed Amanda Coetzer in the first round and continuing to the last eight before falling to eventual champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in three sets * Scored the biggest upset of her career at the 1998 US Open, defeating five-time champion Steffi Graf to reach her second Grand Slam quarterfinal; just the 11th person to defeat Graf in a Grand Slam since 1987 * At first tournament after the 1998 U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Cup, saved two match points to defeat world No. 3 Jana Novotna and then trailed No. 1 countrywoman Martina Hingis 1-5 in the third set and rallied to tie it at 5-5 when Hingis retired; fell to No. 5 Venus Williams in the final in three sets; with the $400,000 runner-up prize, joined the Million Dollar Club in career prize money * Ended 1998 by qualifying for the season-ending Chase Championships for the first time as one of the year's Top 16 players; lost to No. 2 Martina Hingis in three sets * Won first doubles title in 1998 with Barbara Schett at 1998 Hamburg, where they upset the world's top team of Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna * Defeated two Top 10 players en route to the 1997 Italian Open semifinals; toppled No. 10 Amanda Coetzer and then defeated seventh-ranked Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-1, 6-1 * Biggest mover in WTA TOUR Rankings in 1995, moving up 634 spots * Recipient of 1998 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Improved Player Award * In junior competition, won the International Championships in 1994 and was the Swiss Champion in 1993 and 1994; competed in the Continental Cup team competition in 1995 * Sanex WTA TOUR mentor is Judith Wiesner in the Partners for Success program, the mentor division of the tour's Player Development Program * Coached by Vito Gugolz PERSONAL Father, Willy, is a financial manager; mother, Iris, is a housewife; has a younger brother, Danny; whole family plays recreational tennis...Likes to visit Paris because it is an interesting, historic city with a beautiful language; also loves Australia...Plays piano and likes to read...Admired Andre Agassi's playing style when she was younger...Other sports interests include skiing, golf and wind surfing...Self-described as calm and realistic. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-25; 1999-21; 1998-11; 1997-26; 1996-58; 1995-152; 1994-786 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 8 (January 11-17, 1999; February 15-21, 1999)

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