Schnyder topples Davenport in Swisscom final

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Local favorite Patty Schnyder topples defending champion and second-seeded Lindsay Davenport 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the US$1,224,000 Sw

Schnyder topples Davenport in Swisscom final

Zurich: Local favorite Patty Schnyder toppled defending champion and second-seeded Lindsay Davenport 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the US$1,224,000 Swisscom Challenge. The Swiss player kept her nerve throughout the 2 hour, 15 minute contest to collect her first title of the season. Schnyder's only other final was in Charleston in April when she lost to Iva Majoli. The victory keeps alive Schnyder's chances of qualifying for the season-ending Championships. Davenport had hurt her ankle during training the previous day and then jammed it during her semifinal against fourth-seeded Justine Henin. Schnyder's win only slightly blemished Davenport's remarkable record in Zurich. Her record at the Zurich tournament is 18-2, with her only other loss coming against Martina Hingis in the final in 2000. The American won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998 and tournaments in nearby Lucerne in 1993 and 1994. (AP)
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