Schnyder advances in French Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Swiss seventh seed Patty Schnyder made short work of the unseeded Dutch player Michaella Krajicek on day two.

Schnyder advances in French Open

Paris: Swiss seventh seed Patty Schnyder made short work of the unseeded Dutch player Michaella Krajicek on day two of the French Open in Paris. Schnyder's experience quickly told on a breezy Philippe Chatrier Court, wrapping up the match 6-1, 6-2 with a crunching forehand winner and she is on course for a possible meeting with Amelie Mauresmo. Sebastien Grosjean was a popular winner in the men's first round on Monday - the Frenchman, seeded 21, celebrated his 28th birthday with a straight sets win over Andrei Pavel of Romania. Returning to centrestageArgentina's Jose Acasuso and Fabrice Santoro then returned to centre stage to finish their marathon match that was suspended on Sunday night because of poor light. Despite his best efforts, and best tricks, Santoro could not follow his French compatriot Grosjean into the second round. Acasuso eventually clinched it 11-9 in the fifth. Ladies' second seed Kim Clijsters started in ominous mood in her match with France's Virginie Razzano - Clijsters won the first six games in just 22 minutes as the world number 68 looked shell-shocked. Razzano was better in the in the second but Clijsters was still too strong, winning 6-0, 7-6. Monday blues for ladies' 18th seed Elena Likhotseva and men's 16th seed Jarkko Nieminen, though - both losing their first round matches. (AP)

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