After Stefanie Vögele pulled out of this weekend’s World Group I playoff tie against Romania, the Swiss Fed Cup captain recruited a blast from the past.
Patty Schnyder, now 39, will return to action seven years after her last Fed Cup appearance. She played from 1996 through 2011.
Retired four years and now a mom, the former No. 7 has been back since 2015 and is playing quite a bit, mostly on the ITF circuit.
She’s currently ranked No. 149.
All it’s missing to be epic would be a cameo by Martina Hingis – retired, but two years younger – in doubles.