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Schnyder exits French Open

Schnyder failed to make it to the quarter-finals

(Keystone)

Switzerland's Patty Schnyder is out of the French Open after losing to America's Jennifer Capriati in the fourth round.

Schnyder, who was Switzerland's last representative at Roland Garros, went down to the tournament's top seed in straight sets 4-6, 4-6.

Her Sunday loss brought to an end a disappointing week for the Swiss who all saw their hopes of glory in Paris go up in smoke. It is the first time since 1995 that no Swiss player has made it through to the second week.

The Basel player maintained her form from the previous round against Uzbekistan's Iroda Tulyaganova, giving Capriati a serious run for her money.

However, at 3-3 in the first set, Schnyder's serve deserted her and two double faults gave the American the break she needed to take the set.

It was a similar story in the second set, with Schnyder serving three double faults with the scores tied 4-4 to give Capriati another break of serve.

"I'm very disappointed, but I gave it my best shot," said Schnyder after the match.

swissinfo with agencies


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