Thursday, September 27, 2007

The rivalry no one talks about

Patty Schnyder faces her rival, Daniela Hantuchova, in the Luxembourg quarterfinals on Friday

If there is a true rivalry on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, it is one no one ever discusses. Patty Schnyder and Daniela Hantuchova have played each other fifteen times, and Hantuchova has stated that she would rather face anyone but Schnyder across the net. Schnyder has won eight of their contests, and Hantuchova has won seven. Hantuchova won the last two, in fact, which were played in 2006.

Tomorrow, they will meet again in Luxembourg, in the quarterfinals of the FORTIS Championships.

In other Luxembourg news, Marion Bartoli passed a tough test today by defeating Sybille Bammer 6-2, 7-5. Her next test will be even tougher--she faces Anna Chakvetadze in the quarterfinals.

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