Swiss tennis player Patty Schnyder announced her retirement Saturday, four days after losing in the first round of the French Open.
Day 7 of the French Open was marked by departures: Americans vacated the tournament, and Patty Schnyder of Switzerland retired.
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone reached the second round of the Brussels Open, one of five seeded players to advance Tuesday in the clay-court tuneup for the French Open.
Andy Roddick extended his troubled start to the clay-court season with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Gilles Simon of France in the opening round of the Italian Open on Monday.
Dominika Cibulkova knocked Svetlana Kuznetsova out of the Madrid Open on Saturday, defeating the two-time Grand Slam champion 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the clay-court Masters series event.
Vania King upset No. 16 seed Vera Dushevina 6-4, 7-6 (7) in the first round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday.
Ana Ivanovic routed Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the Generali Ladies Sunday to win her first WTA Tour title in two years and ninth overall.
Patty Schnyder saved two match points before edging sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Generali Ladies on Saturday.
Ana Ivanovic defeated Julia Goerges 7-6 (6), 6-2 to reach the semifinal of the Generali Ladies.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia opened defense of his China Open title on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Gong Maoxin of China to ease into the second round.
Eighth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has reached her first WTA final by routing Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6-2, 6-0 in the Prague Open semifinals.
Patty Schnyder of Switzerland rallied past Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals of the Prague Open.
Agnes Szavay has defeated Switzerland's Patty Schnyder 6-2, 6-4 to retain her Budapest Grand Prix title in a repeat of last year's final.
Hungary's Agnes Szavay will defend her title against Switzerland's Patty Schnyder in the final of the Budapest Grand Prix on Sunday.
Patty Schnyder of Switzerland beat top-seeded Alisa Kleybanova 6-4. 6-3 in the second round of the Budapest Grand Prix on Wednesday.
Venus Williams has won her opening match at the French Open by beating longtime foil Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-3.