The world number one, Switzerland's Martina Hingis, has breezed through to the third round of the $1.08 million German Open in Berlin, ousting her compatriot, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, in straight sets.
Hingis beat Gagliardi, 6-2, 6-2, closing out the match in just 50 minutes by winning an exchange of volleys at the net.
Hingis allowed the second set to drag out when she dropped two games while leading 5-0 to the 68th seed. The victory is Hingis' 11th straight win.
The 19-year-old Hingis reclaimed her world number one ranking on Monday from her United States' rival, Lindsay Davenport. Hingis has also just won the Betty Barclay Cup.
Meanwhile, Switzerland's Roger Federer has lost his match against Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine in the Rome Open tennis tournament. After taking the first set 6-3, Roger lost the second 3-6, and despite a battle for the third, he lost the set and the match 5-7.
swissinfo with agencies