The world number one tennis player, Switzerland's Martina Hingis, has raced through to the fourth round of the US Open tournament after her convincing victory over Italy's Tathiana Garbin. Marc Rosset was not as lucky, he was knocked out in straight sets.This content was published on September 1, 2000 - 23:14
It took Hingis a mere 37 minutes to defeat Garbin, who managed to win just one game during the match. Hingis comfortably beat her 6-1, 6-0, making only five unforced errors on her way to victory.
"I am feeling better and better each time," said Hingis, who had routed American Kristina Brandi in the previous round. "I'm just happy to play great tennis right now, round by round. It will be definitely great to win a Grand Slam title right here. This is my chance."
The Swiss tennis ace is due to face France's Sandrine Testud in the fourth round. Testud is fresh from her strong performance against Kristie Boogert from The Netherlands. The Frenchwoman stormed through, winning the match 6-1, 6-0.
Meanwhile, Marc Rosset's luck has run out. He was knocked out of the tournament in Flushing Meadows by this year's Gstaad Open winner, Alex Corretja from Spain.
The number eight seed outslugged Rosset 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
Corretja is due to play either Czech Slava Dosedel, or his compatriot, Carlos Moya, in third round of the championships.
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