PARIS (AP) -- Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati began their bids for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, winning in straight sets Tuesday on the second day of the French Open.
Agassi, who won the French Open in 1999, beat Sweden's Thomas Johansson 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (5). He closed the match with a ripping forehand for only his second win on clay this year.
"Every day is different here," he said. "It's all about making sure that you are physically and mentally ready. It's not easy, but it never has been."
Agassi, seeded third, is playing his 13th French Open. He lost in the second round last year. He captured the year's first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open in January.
Capriati, seeded fourth, overcame seven double faults in defeating France's Emilie Loit 6-2, 7-5. Down 5-2 in the second set, Capriati won the final five games to beat her 81st-ranked opponent.
"I just played one point at a time," Capriati said. "I didn't get nervous at all, I just went for it."
The top-seeded woman, Martina Hingis, breezed through her opener, eliminating Spain's 47th-ranked Gala Leon Garcia 6-1, 6-0.
Hingis, who could face Capriati in the semifinals, noted that Monday's upset of Venus Williams would make her path easier, but offered sympathy for the second-seeded American.
"I know what it's like to lose in the first round. I've been there," said Hingis, who was twice ousted from Wimbledon in her opening matches.
Magnus Norman had a far rougher time. The ninth-seeded Swede, last year's runner-up, was the first major upset in the men's draw. He wasted a two-set advantage against Spain's David Sanchez, losing 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-2.
Norman had won only two of nine matches on clay this season entering the French.
No. 2 Marat Safin tried to kick-start his season with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1 win over Austrian Markus Hipfl.
The Russian is the reigning U.S. Open champion but has not gotten past the second round in this year's first five Masters Series events, second in importance only to Grand Slams.
Safin has been hampered by a back injury since February. But he has continued to play major tournaments, by his own admission, to keep making money.
"I'm glad that I've recovered from the injury," said Safin, although he admitted he was only "60 percent" better.
Carlos Moya, who won the title in 1998 but is unseeded this year, cruised to a straight-set win over Spanish countryman Feliciano Lopez.
No. 17 Sandrine Testud advanced to the second round, defeating Dawn Buth 6-1, 6-1.
Eleven years ago, Capriati was the youngest ever semifinalist at Roland Garros at 14. That was also her best performance at the French. She exited in the first round last year.
Now she is one of only two top-five seeded women remaining in the draw.
Besides the second-seeded Williams, who made 43 errors on her way to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat Monday against Austria's Barbara Schett, No. 5 Amelie Mauresmo lost her opening match to Jana Kandarr 7-5, 7-5. No. 3 Lindsay Davenport withdrew Sunday because of a knee injury.
Until Norman's loss, the men's field produced no major surprises, although 15th-seeded Jan-Michael Gambill was ousted Monday. Defending champion Gustavo Kuerten, No. 4 Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 6 Lleyton Hewitt and No. 7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov all advanced.
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