Patty Schnyder's good run at the WTA tennis tournament in Hamburg ended with a straight sets defeat. The United States' Meghann Shaughnessy beat the Swiss 6-4, 6-4.This content was published on May 4, 2001 - 20:34
Schnyder's fortunes were looking good when she managed to reach the quarter-finals of the $535,000 tournament. She overcame tremendous obstacles, namely Austria's Barbara Schett and Spain's Conchita Martinez, who is ranked ninth in the world.
"I played really well against two difficult opponents," said Schnyder, who seemed pleased with her overall performance at the tournament.
However, it was seventh-seed Shaughnessy who put paid to Schnyder's hopes of a place in the semi-finals.
After her match with Shaughnessy, Schnyder said that the American had played well. However, the Swiss added that her backhand had given her trouble during the match.
"I already started playing well whilst training for the Australian Open and indoor tournaments...Little by little I found my game and my confidence," Schnyder said.
Hopefully for the Swiss number two, her performance in Hamburg is a sign of improved fortunes on the court.
swissinfo with agencies
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