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Hingis wastes little time

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PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) Martina Hingis sprinted into the fourth-round of the French Open today with a 6-1 6-1 win over little-known Croatian Ivana Lisjak.

The Swiss, back at Roland Garros for the first time since 2001, barely broke sweat as she silenced 111th ranked Lisjak in just 45 minutes with her second ace of the match.

''There is really no need to stay out there longer than you have to,'' said the 25-year-old.

''I really did well. I did my job. Very focused from the bottom of the game, beginning to the end.'' Hingis has now dropped only 10 games in three matches in Paris and looks set to stride into the latter stages of the tournament as she bids to win the only grand slam title missing from her collection.

''I have expectations and hopes but I have nothing to lose,'' said the 12th seed, who triumphed in Rome last month.

''I can only gain from this week, this tournament. I really have nothing to lose.'' She will next meet Israeli Sharhar Peer, the conqueror of sixth seed Elena Dementieva, for a place in the quarter-finals.

''I know she's a young, upcoming player,'' Hingis said referring to her next opponent.

''She's very talented. Has high potential. I know she has had great results lately and I just have to take her seriously.'' Reuters PDS VP0042

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