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Friday, October 26, 2007
Chakvetadze tumbles out of Generali Ladies quarters in loss to Schnyder

Associated Press

LINZ, Austria -- Patty Schnyder needed only 39 minutes to rout top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze 6-1, 6-0 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Generali Ladies.

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"This result is an incredible surprise for me," the sixth-seeded Schnyder said. "I know what a great player Anna is, but obviously she didn't have any self-confidence today."

The seventh-ranked Russian made 24 unforced errors and scored only six points on Schnyder's serve.

While trailing 3-0 in the opener, Chakvetadze won her only service game after saving two break points.

Schnyder next plays either third-seeded Marion Bartoli or Julia Vakulenko.

Earlier, second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova defeated Alona Bondarenko 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 despite making 44 unforced errors.

"I played a great opening set, but made too many errors afterward," Hantuchova said. "I had to work hard to find my game again."

Hantuchova won the first set after breaking Bondarenko twice, but scored only six points on her own serve in the second. Hantuchova used her only break point at 4-3 in the third and closed out the match with a love game.

Hantuchova next plays either fourth-seeded Dinara Safina or fifth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova.