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Schnyder shocks Capriati

Patty Schnyder comes from behind to make it through to the final

(Keystone)

Switzerland’s Patty Schnyder has upset the world’s number one player, Jennifer Capriati, to book her place in the final of the WTA tournament in Charleston.

Schnyder took just two sets to get past the American, overcoming a 1-3 deficit in the first set to run out the comfortable winner 6-4, 6-3.

It was the first time in three meetings that Schnyder has beaten Capriati, and it was their first meeting on clay.

Only Croatia's Iva Majoli stands between Schnyder and her eighth tournament win. Majoli was also a two-set winner in her semi-final against France's Sandrine Testud, 6-2, 6-4.

The Swiss player has a 4-0-career record over Majoli, and has been impressive over the last week. She's knocked out a series of top players - Capriati, Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce and Serena Williams.

"I've never had such a performance in a match," she said after the win over Capriati.

"It has been a great week and I think I have beaten all the tough players here - and especially all the good clay-court players."

Schnyder is guaranteed to move up the rankings after her performance in Charleston. She's currently 30th, and a tournament win could see her improve to 14th position.

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