The last American man has been eliminated from the French Open tennis tournament after Andy Roddick lost his second round match to Jose Acasuso of Argentina in five sets.
Roddick, the second seed, was up two sets to none, but the 62nd-ranked Argentine player was able to fire 20 aces on his way to victory, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 8-6. Roddick has never made it past the third round at the French Open.
Meanwhile, third seed Marat Safin of Russia took four sets to oust Czech qualifier Lukas Dlouhy 6-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. The Russian received treatment for a sore knee twice during the match, but was able to advance.
In women's play, second seed Maria Sharapova beat Aravane Rezai of France in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. The Russian star meets countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze in the third round. Chakvetadze defeated Czech player Klara Koukalova (6-4, 6-3).
Third seed Amelie Mauresmo of France ended the tournament for 15-year-old countrywoman Alize Cornet (6-0, 6-2).
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne is the 10th seed and scored a 6-1, 6-4 win over Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual. The Belgian next plays Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, who ousted Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva (6-3, 6-4).
Reigning U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was another winner Thursday, defeating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden (6-3, 6-4). Seventh-seed Nadia Petrova of Russia advanced with a straight set win over Severine Beltrame of France (6-1, 6-3).
In men's play, 2004 runner-up Guillermo Coria of Argentina advanced when his opponent, Novak Djokovic of Serbia-Montenegro, retired in the third set. Coria next faces Jurgen Melzer of Austria, who beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny (6-3, 6-4, 7-6).
Another Argentine, Guillermo Canas, ousted Albert Montanes of Spain (6-1, 6-3, 6-4). Twelfth seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia reached the third round with a four set win over Olivier Rochus of Belgium (3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3).
Some information for this report provided by AP.