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August 24, 2000

Patty Schnyder

V. WILLIAMS/P. Schnyder

Q. Patty, you seemed to be playing pretty well early on, things kind of went downhill after that 4-3.

PATTY SCHNYDER: Think I played good from the baseline, from the beginning, could make a run. I was not happy with my serve. I think I tried to play her on the (inaudible*), and she has such good moves and it's very hard to make, pressure, with my serve and the return. I could hold my serve and it was a lot of pressure on my serve. And then, yeah, I think she played a little better at the end of the first set and then in the second. Especially she was serving better. And, yeah, it's really hard to beat her, and I tried. And I think from the first set we played the same level, so I'm happy.

Q. Were you upset at the end of the first set because you felt like you had a chance?

PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah, of course, I was up with break and serving 2, 5, 3 and I don't know, I just couldn't hold and couldn't keep up my groundstrokes like I wished. So, yeah, I was unhappy and I just felt her serve becoming better and her groundstrokes I felt even more pressure in the second set. So I could never like come back.

Q. Over all you happy with how you played this week?

PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah, I think so. It was a good week, and I'm well prepared for the Open.

Q. You looking forward to returning next year?


Q. Good preparation for you?

PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah, it depends a little on the schedule I make, and if I play California and hardcourts, I think I need a break before the Open. If I do it like this time, play the Chase in Europe and come here for the Canadian, then I definitely play this one, too.

Q. What do you think you have to do to be able to beat Venus?

PATTY SCHNYDER: I think my serve has to become better. I can serve very well, but it's not consistent. So I have to work on that. I mean, it's hard for me, I'm not that tall, not that strong, so to really have a consistent good serve, so, yeah, I need to work my timing.

Q. What do other players have to do to maybe (inaudible).

PATTY SCHNYDER: I mean, she's not in great form today. I don't know how she can play her best. It's hard to say. I think Martina, Davenport, they can beat her, but she's a very tough player.

Q. You feel like she wasn't playing 100 percent today? Could you tell?


Q. Was there something off in her game you think she lost her concentration?

PATTY SCHNYDER: I don't know what she was feeling, but I think she can play with less errors, definitely, and she's just a good player and it's a preparation for her, too, so she wants to be at her top at the end of the U.S.`Open.

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