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Schett can't cope with aggressive Rubin

Babsi Schett did not play aggressively against Chanda Rubin. 

The Tyrolean on Tuesday lost in the $565,000 Porsche Grand Prix  to her US friend Chanda Rubin 2-6 5-7. 

Schett led the second set 5-2 and had was leading 5:4 with a  set-point but after 72 minutes her opponent had the victory in the bag. Schett is still committed in Filderstadt in the doubles competition  with Kim Clijsters of Belgium. 

Schett had problems on the fast surface against an aggressive opponent right from the beginning. The first set was decided after two breaks and it took 20 minutes, however then Schett started to play more aggressively. 

The outcome was 2-0 lead at the beginning of the second set and after a re-break Schett again  went 5-2 up. 

However with another mistake she got broken at 4-5, and lost a set-point in the tenth game and the aggressiveness has gone. 

'For me, it was difficult on this fast surface, I did not play right, Schett admitted. She  often came too late to the ball and was too short with her strokes. 

'The surface was relatively slow in Moscow and Chanda played so aggressively from the beginning.  Moreover my game has not worked the way I wish' Schett explained. 

She will probably not qualify for the year-end championships in Munich.

The Tyrolean will still play in Zurich and Linz,  and hopes on a start-place at the year-end championships in Munich with Seles not playing and the possibility that other American players will not play there.