The world's two top-ranked tennis players - Roger Federer of Switzerland and American Lindsay Davenport - have advanced to the third round of the French Open in Paris.
Federer scored a straight-set win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2. In women's play, Davenport had to rally from a first set loss to overcome China's Shuai Peng (3-6, 7-6, 6-0).
Elsewhere in the women's draw, last year's runner-up, Elena Dementieva of Russia, ousted Sanda Mamic of Croatia (7-6, 6-2).
Kim Clijsters of Belgium - a two-time runner-up - scored a straight-set win over Ludmila Cervanova of Slovakia (6-2, 6-1). Ninth-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva beat Eva Birnerova of the Czech Republic in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-0). American Venus Williams and former champion Mary Pierce of France were also winners.
In men's play, defending champion Gaston Gaudio of Argentina advanced when his opponent, Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, withdrew with a knee injury.
Rising Spanish star Rafael Nadal, the fourth seed, ousted Xavier Malisse of Belgium in straight sets (6-2, 6-2, 6-4). Seventh seed Tim Henman of Britain lost his match to Luis Horna of Peru (7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4).
Tenth seed David Nalbandian of Argentina reached the third round with a straight-set win over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic (6-3, 6-2, 6-1).
Felix Mantilla of Spain took five sets to beat Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic (6-2, 0-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3). Sebastien Grosjean of France ousted Davide Sanguinetti of Italy in straight sets (6-0, 6-3, 6-2).
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