NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Roddick and James Blake have advanced into
the third round of the U.S. Open. Roddick had it easy. Blake did
Roddick, the 2003 champion, advanced when his opponent retired
from their match trailing 2 sets to 1.
Fellow American Blake, the men's sixth seed, needed five sets to
defeat Fabrice Santoro, of France, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. The
marathon match took three hours, 25 minutes. The 34-year-old
Santoro was the oldest man left in the tourney.
Donald Young of the U.S. moved into the third round when
13th-seeded Richard Gasquet of France withdrew ahead of
their second-round match due to a fever and a sore throat. The
18-year-old Young is the Wimbledon junior champion.
Ninth-seed Tomas Berdych also won his second-round match.
In the women's draw, defending titleholder Maria Sharapova
needed just 51 minutes to overwhelm Argentina's Casey Dellacqua
6-1, 6-0. The 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova overcame a second-set lapse and beat Camille Pin of
France 6-3, 4-6, 6-love in a second-round match.
Sixth-seeded Anna Chakvetadze advanced to
the women's third round with a straight-sets win, as did
seventh-seed Nadia Petrova, 11th seed Patty Schnyder and number-16 Martina Hingis, the 1997 U.S. Open winner.
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