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Federer, Safin, Myskina, Clijsters Winners at Wimbledon


Two-time defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland has won easily in the second round at the Wimbledon tennis championships outside London. The world number-one and top seed at this year's tournament beat Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.

In other men's matches, fifth seed Marat Safin of Russia beat 2003 Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis. Although Safin won in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4, he did not break the Australian's serve until the sixth game of the final set.

The 24th seed, Taylor Dent of the United States, beat countryman Kevin Kim, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The 23rd seed, 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, needed five sets to beat Lee Hyung-taik of South Korea, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

On the women's side, former world number one Kim Clijsters of Belgium and 2004 French Open winner Anastasia Myskina of Russia scored second-round wins.

Clijsters, the 15th seed, defeated American Marissa Irvin, 6-1, 6-1. Ninth-seeded Myskina ousted Japan's Aiko Nakamura (6-4, 6-3).

In other women's matches, number-three seed Amelie Mauresmo of France beat Maria Sanchez Lorenzo of Spain, 6-1, 6-3, and 13th-seed Elena Likhovtseva of Russia beat Meghann Shaughnessy of the United States, 6-3, 7-6.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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