Switzerland's Patty Schnyder to retire

Updated: May 28, 2011, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Swiss player Patty Schnyder announced her retirement Saturday, four days after losing in the first round of the French Open.

Schnyder played in 59 Grand Slam tournaments, including 52 in a row from 1997 to 2009, and her best showing was making the semifinals at the 2004 Australian Open.

"It's time to close this amazing chapter of being a tennis player," the 32-year-old Schnyder said. "It's a very emotional decision. ... It's overwhelming feelings, and I'm going to ...

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