Patty Schnyder, Switzerland's number-one woman tennis player, has been eliminated from the Madrid Open masters in Spain.This content was published on May 16, 2009 - 16:17
Schnyder, who ranks 20th in the world, lost to number-one ranked Dinara Safina of Russia, 4-6, 2-6 in Saturday's semifinals.
Safina will advance to the final round on Sunday, when she faces 11th-seed Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark on clay.
Saturday's lost was Schnyder's fourth in a row to Safina. In the past two weeks the Swiss has beaten three top-ten players at matches in Rome and Madrid, including Serena Williams, Nadia Petrowa and Jelena Jankovic.
swissinfo.ch with agencies
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