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Tennis: Clijsters, Davenport Advance at US Open - 2003-08-28


Top women's seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium has advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York after an easy 6-1, 6-1 win over American Laura Granville.

Also advancing Wednesday were third-seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States, who defeated Italy's Maria Elena Camerin in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, fifth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France, who ousted countrywoman Stephanie Cohen Aloro in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 and ninth seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who beat Ukraine's Julia Vakulenko, 6-0, 7-6

In other second round action, 13th seed Vera Zvonereva of Russia beat Ashley Harkleroad of the United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 and Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn defeated 18th-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

In men's play, Wimbledon champion Roger Federer of Switzerland reached the second round when his opponent, Jose Acasuso of Argentina, retired in the fourth set of their match. Federer, the second seed, was up two sets to one, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, 2-0.

Seventh seed Carlos Moya of Spain held on to beat Scott Draper of the United States in four sets, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 while 10th seed Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic needed five sets, 3-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to outlast Mario Ancic of Croatia. Number-13 David Nalbandian of Argentina upended Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.

Australian Mark Philippoussis beat Serbia and Montenegro's Janko Tipsarevic, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4. Thomas Enqvist of Sweden defeated Albert Portas of Spain, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

In other matches, Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco defeated Alex Kim of the United States, 7-5, 7-6, 6-3. Jarkko Nieminen of Finland defeated Nicolas Mahut of France, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5. And Nicolas Massu of Chile beat Argentina's Gaston Gaudio, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

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