Schnyder retires with immediate effect

Paris: Switzerland`s Patty Schnyder is retiring from tennis with immediate effect because of a desire to pursue other interests, the emotional 32-year-old told a news conference on Saturday.

The world number 55, whose best showing in a grand slam was reaching the last four at the 2004 Australian Open, lost in the French Open first round on Tuesday to Romania`s Sorana Cirstea.

Bureau Report

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