PARIS (AFP) Four-time champion Rafael Nadal set up a fourth French Open meeting in five years with Australias Lleyton Hewitt on Friday as bright sunshine replaced Thursdays torrential rain at Roland Garros. Nadal, the second seed, was untroubled as he cruised past Argentinas Horacio Zeballos, a fellow left-hander, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in his delayed second-round clash. Former world number one Hewitt, the 28th seed and twice a quarter-finalist, displayed his trademark gutsy talents to see off Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Hewitt has played and lost three times against Nadal at the French Open, in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Nadal enjoyed two breaks of serve in each of the first two sets and was quickly 4-1 in front in the third against Zeballos, playing in his first Roland Garros singles draw. The 25-year-old Argentine, named ATPs newcomer of the year in 2009, briefly rallied by breaking the great Spaniard in the seventh game, but Nadal hit back immediately to take the match after 1hr 45min. On a day when nine of the top 10 seeds were in action, Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic, a semi-finalist in 2007 and 2008, cantered to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Japans Kei Nishikori. Djokovic will face Romanias Victor Hanescu for a place in the last 16. I didnt play well at all. Hes a top player and doesnt make many mistakes, said Nishikori, whose ranking has slipped to 246 after 11 months out of the sport following elbow surgery. I had a couple of chances, but he played well on the big points. I couldnt go forward or hit winners. Also going into the third round were Spaniards David Ferrer, the ninth seed, who was 6-2, 6-2, 2-0 ahead of Xavier Malisse when the Belgian retired injured, and Nicolas Almagro, who saw off another Belgian, Steve Darcis. But Chilean 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez, a semi-finalist in 2009, was surprisingly defeated by Ukrainian world number 56 Oleksandr Dolgopolov Junior, who claimed a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 second-round win and will next face Almagro. As well as the days scheduled eight third-round ties, organisers were also squeezing in 14 second-round matches that were washed out by Thursdays rain. Later on Friday, defending champion Roger Federer was to face German qualifier Julian Reister for a place in the last 16, while British fourth seed Andy Murray was to tackle Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who has won both their previous career meetings. Meanwhile, top seed Serena Williams and four-time champion Justine Henin cruised into the French Open third round on Friday, as a packed womens schedule swollen by rain delays on the previous two days got under way. Williams, the world number one, demolished German world number 77 Julia Goerges 6-1, 6-1 in just 55 minutes in a second-round match that had originally been scheduled to take place on Thursday. She will face Russian 29th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the last 16, while Henin will meet former world number one Maria Sharapova after finishing off a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Czech Klara Zakopalova. Asked what she could possibly learn from such a comfortable win, Williams replied: I can learn a lot, like 'What am I doing today? Why arent all my matches like this and what can I do to make them like that? Those are the questions I ask myself and that I have to try to answer. On a day when the sun returned to Roland Garros after two days of gloom, Williams demonstrated that she is well placed to end her eight-year wait for a second Roland Garros singles title. She was playing Goerges, 21, for the first time and the American quickly established her authority by breaking to love for a 3-1 lead, before securing a double break and then serving out for the set. Goerges managed to produce a selection of well-placed winners in the second set but she was unable to prevent herself falling to a heavy defeat as Williams made up for lost time in style. Henin, who returned to the sport earlier this year after retiring in 2008, resumed her match with Zakopalova at 6-3, 3-2 up following the matchs curtailment on Thursday. The Belgian broke her opponent in the first game before closing out a straightforward win that sets up a headline clash with 12th seed Sharapova, who finished off a 6-3, 6-3 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in another match held over from Thursday. Playing again in front of the Paris crowd and all the Belgian supporters warms my heart, said Henin, whose last visit to Roland Garros in 2007 saw her claim her fourth title. Ive missed it and the sensations are coming back bit by bit. In other delayed second-round matches, Chinese 25th seed Zheng Jie was upset 6-4, 6-3 by Russian qualifier Anastasia Pivovarova and 13th seed Marion Bartoli saw off fellow Frenchwoman Olivia Sanchez 7-5, 6-2. Second seed Venus Williams was due to face Slovakian 26th seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round later, while third seed Caroline Wozniacki takes on Romanian 31st seed Alexandra Dulgheru, who triumphed in Warsaw last week. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and fellow Russian Elena Dementieva are also in third-round action, with Kuzentsova meeting number 30 seed Maria Kirilenko and fifth seed Dementieva tackling Canadas Aleksandra Wozniak.