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Hingis sweeps into quarterfinals in New York

Martina Hingis (left) accepts congratulations from her opponent Julie Halard-Decugis at the New York tournament

(Keystone)

Switzerland's world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, brushed aside the challenge of France's Julie Halard-Decugis at the Chase championships in New York to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Hingis won her match 6-2, 6-3 in under an hour. "She didn't make any mistakes...she was just too good today" said Halard-Decugis.

The Swiss player will now meet either Nathalie Tauziat or American Amy Frazier in the next round.

Hingis has won all but one of her 21 indoor matches this year.

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