Soderling thrashes Dent to reach third round

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By Martyn Herman

PARIS (Reuters) - Sweden's Robin Soderling swept into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday, destroying American Taylor Dent for the loss of just two games.

The 2009 runner-up needed just 71 minutes to post a 6-0 6-1 6-1 victory and set up a last-32 clash against either qualifier Tobias Kamke of Germany or Spain's 29th seed Albert Montanes.

So far in the tournament the fifth seed has conceded just seven games after his first round defeat of Laurent Recouderc.

Soderling, who stunned four-times champion Rafael Nadal last year and went on to lose to Roger Federer in the final, took the opening set in 17 minutes, dropping just five points.

Dent finally registered on the scoreboard when he held serve early in the second set but he had no answer to the baseline power of Soderling who powered on to victory.

(Editing by Miles Evans)