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Top seeds reach third round in emphatic style

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Roger Federer continued his fine form as he swept aside Julien Benneteau in the third round at Roland Garros.

The 2009 winner on the clay beat the Frenchman in 91 minutes to ensure that Benneteau again made it no further than the third round of a Grand Slam.

It was the seventh straight Slam event that Benneteau reached the last 32 but went no further.

Federer will play the winner of Sam Querrey and Gilles Simon's match in the last 16.

Elsewhere, Serena Williams extended her sparkling form as she beat Sorana Cirstea 6-0 6-2 in one minute over the hour.

The two games dropped means the American has now lost just the six games in her three encounters so far although this was the first time she faced any break points.

The next challenge for the 31-year-old will be the winner of Petra Cerkovska and Roberta Vinci.

There were still second round matches to play at the start of the day but Rafael Nadal ensured there was no shock for him as he came from behind to beat Martin Klizan 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 in 2 hours and 46 minutes.

The Spaniard faces Fabio Fognini in the third round.

 

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Rafael Nadal
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