Agassi rolls on at Wimbledon

June 26, 2003 at 5:20 PM
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LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Andre Agassi cruised into the third round at Wimbledon Thursday with a straight-sets victory over Lars Burgsmuller of Germany.

Agassi, the No. 2 seed, was not at his best, but pulled off a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win to move a step closer to a possible ninth Grand Slam title. He won Wimbledon in 1994 and '99.

"I'm doing what I need to do," said Agassi. "I need to get better."

Agassi is one of only two Grand Slam champions remaining in the men's draw after the exit of top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt on Monday.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams, the women's defending champion, struggled but beat Els Callens of Belgium, 6-4, 6-4.

Other winners were Tim Henman, David Nalbandian, Jiri Novak, Mark Philippoussis, Younes El Aynaoui, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Sebastien Grosjean, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Jennifer Capriati, Jelena Dokic, Elena Dementieva, and Mary Pierce.

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