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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 August, 2003, 09:34 GMT 10:34 UK
18 Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
Born: 14/12/78
Nationality: Swiss
Seeded: 18
World ranking: 19
US Open best:
Quarter-final (1998)
Recent record:
2002: 3rd round
2001: 2nd round
2000: 2nd round

Although she has yet to win a title this year, Patty Schnyder is still enjoying a surprising renaissance.

The Swiss player appeared destined never to fulfil her enormous potential when she slid down the rankings from a high of eighth.

Her link up with faith healer Rainer Harnecker in 1999 also proved controversial.

But the 24-year-old is back on track and she enjoyed a successful 2002, which culminated in an emotional title win in Zurich over Lindsay Davenport.

She has not had the best of times in 2003, losing early in Paris, Indian Wells, Sarasota and Charleston.

But she has put in a worthy display at Grand Slam events, reaching the fourth round at both the Australian and French Opens - before being dumped out in the first round of Wimbledon.

A wrist problem has forced her to miss the American hard court season, so she will need to shake off any rustiness to progress at the US Open.

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