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Hewitt cruises into Washington Open quarters

August 19, 2004 11:06 IST

Second-seed Lleyton Hewitt moved into the quarter-finals of the Washington Open with a routine 6-3, 6-2 win over Colombian Alejandro Falla on Wednesday.

Hewitt struggled in the early going but with the score tied at 3-3, he won seven straight games to take the opening set and take a commanding 4-0 lead in the second.

The Australian advances to meet seventh-seeded Cyril Saulnier of France, who defeated Gilles Elseneer 6-3, 7-6.

Hewitt has not lost a set in his first two matches and has dropped only eight games.

American Andre Agassi is the tournament top seed and he resumes his bid for a sixth title on Thursday.

In other second round action, fourth-seeeded Robby Ginepri rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over qualifier Harel Levy.

Levy stunned the American with a strong first set, but Ginepri recovered to dominate the final two sets to also secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

Ginepri will face Raemon Slutier, a 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 winner over sixth-seeded Alberto Martin.



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