Kristina Mladenovic made a winning start to her campaign at the abierto mexicano TELCEL, racing past Varvara lepchenko in straight sets.
Kicking off the opening day action on Cancha Central, the Frenchwoman needed just an hour an fifteen minutes to complete the 6-2, 6-3 victory.
"It felt great to play the first match on Central," Mladenovic said after the victory. "I was actually really surprised at the schedule, you know, to open up the tournament on the center court.
"It was difficult for me, too, because I arrived just two days ago from Dubai. I'm still a bit jetlagged and it's totally different conditions here, but I'm just very happy with the win."