Through her official Twitter account, the Swiss Patty Schnyder announced her retirement from tennis for the second time. The Basel native, who will turn 40 next month, confirmed on social media what she has said here and there in some recent interviews.
Over a 20-year career, that she interrupted from 2011 to 2015, the current world No. 282 won 11 singles titles and five in doubles, breaking the top 20. In Grand Slams, she reached the fourth round 21 times and achieved her best result in the 2004 Australian Open semifinals.
'No big deal. For the statistic... 21.11.2018 at exact 15:20.23 my last tournament ball was on the way. It was a Matchball. I feel grateful for 20 years professional tennis without a big injury. Thank you for all the support and to my family.
Let's try something new', wrote Schnyder. At this year's US Open first round Maria Sharapova defeated Schnyder in straight sets, 6-2 7-6. Commenting on how it felt to play the Swiss for the first time in more than a decade, the Russian had said: 'It all kind of comes back in memory.
She still has incredible hands, moves incredibly well for being out of the game for so long, still very competitive. I was just saying it took me, like, 15 years to dropshot Patty Schnyder and win a point. Doesn't happen that often against Patty.'
No big deal.
For the satatistic ..
21.11.2018 at exact 15:20.23 my last tournament ball was on the way. ;-) It was a Matchball ;-)
I feel grateful for 20 years professional tennis without a big injury. Thank you for all the support and to my family. Let's try something new.
— Patty Schnyder (@pattyschnyder) 22 novembre 2018