Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France sailed into the second round of the Shenzen Open on Monday with an easy 6-1, 6-0 win over Hong Kong's Chan Wing-yau.
Bartoli will next play Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, who defeated Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-5.
Julia Cohen of United States also advanced, recovering to beat 80th-ranked Nina Bratchikova of Russia 0-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5.
In other first-round matches, fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic defeated her countrywoman Andrea Hlavackova 6-1, 6-1 while No. 6 Peng Shuai of China beat Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-4, 6-0.
Eighth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia also booked a second-round berth with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Alexandra Cadantu of Romania.