World No 1 Iga Swiatek launched her Roland Garros title defence on Tuesday by easing past Spain’s Cristina Bucsa 6-4 6-0 to move into the second round.
American sixth seed Coco Gauff recovered from an error-strewn start to begin her quest with a 3-6 6-1 6-2 victory over Spain’s Rebeka Masarova.
Gauff, runner-up a year ago, looked uncomfortable early on with her troublesome forehand frequently letting her down.
Ons Jabeur also made a near-flawless start to her campaign as she brushed aside unseeded Italian Lucia Bronzetti 6-4 6-1 to reach round two.
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Elena Rybakina moved into the second round with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Czech qualifier Brenda Fruhvirtova.