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Hingis cruises while Schnyder exits at French Open

Hingis has lost only two games in two matches Keystone

World number one Martina Hingis has moved comfortably through to the third round at this year's French Open, notching up her second successive 6-1, 6-0 victory.

The Swiss star simply overpowered Colombia’s Catalina Castano, taking the first set in only 25 minutes and then sweeping through the second in just 17 minutes.

Hingis, who is chasing the only Grand Slam singles title still to elude her, will now meet Australia’s Rachel McQuillan in the next round.

“I think I played a very good game,” said Hingis. “I was very solid from beginning to end. I definitely played the way I’m supposed to on clay. I wasn’t out there too long and it wasn’t too physical.”

But it was a different story for her compatriot, Patty Schnyder, who was knocked out of the singles tournament by Zimbabwe’s Cara Black in straight sets 2-6, 5-7.

Schnyder still lives on to fight another day at Roland Garros where she is already through to the second round of the doubles tournament.

The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for Switzerland’s Emmanuelle Gagliardi and her partner, France’s Caroline Dhenin, who lost out to the top-seeded pairing of Australia’s Rennae Stubbs and Lisa Raymond, of the United States, 4-6, 1-6.

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