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HINGIS SHOWS WILLIAMS GAP IN THEIR GAMES

The meeting between tennis' reigning queen, Martina Hingis, and possible future star Venus Williams was no contest.

Switzerland's Hingis, the world's top-ranked player, showed the huge difference that still exists between the two with a 6-2, 6-1 rout that lasted only 50 minutes.

"I played a good match," said Hingis, 16. "I was very concentrated, very focused."

In Montreal, Michael Chang breezed, Goran Ivanisevic struggled and Thomas Muster shook off some rust as the top seeds advanced at the du Maurier Open.

Chang, the top seed, led, 6-1, 1-0, when Sandon Stolle of Australia retired with a shoulder injury. Ivanisevic took a 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4 win over New Zealander Brett Steven. The third-seeded Muster beat American qualifier Jeff Salzenstein, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

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