August 24, 2000
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?
PATTY SCHNYDER: I think so,
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?
PATTY SCHNYDER: Yeah.
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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