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Tennis: Davenport, Henin-Hardenne Advance at US Open


World No. 1 women's player Lindsay Davenport of the United States and former champion Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium have reached the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

Davenport, the second seed, took only 45 minutes to beat French player Pauline Parmentier 6-1, 6-1. Henin-Hardenne, the 2003 winner, defeated Maria Sanchez Lorenzo of Spain 6-3, 6-4.

In other women's matches, 15th-seeded Nathalie Dechy of France ousted American Vania King 6-1, 6-1. No. 17 seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Montenegro defeated Alexa Glatch of the United States 6-2, 6-0. Russian Elena Likhovtseva ousted Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-1.

In men's play, Tommy Robredo of Spain, the 19th seed, defeated three-time French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil in four sets 5-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2. Russian Mikhail Youzhny ousted Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

American Robby Ginepri scored a straight-set win over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-1, 6-1, 6-4. Muller ousted former champion Andy Roddick of the United States for the first round of the tournament earlier this week. Belgium's Xavier Malisse defeated American Brian Baker 6-7, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

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