Easy does it, Laura… Britain's Robson sails through in China
17:34 GMT, 30 December 2012
Laura Robson took only an hour to move into the second round of the Shenzhen Open as she overpowered Edina Gallovits-Hill 6-2 6-1.
Given the Briton came into the match ranked 54 places higher than her opponent at 53, she was the clear favourite to win.
Looking good: Laura Robson claimed a comfortable win
The 17-year-old was far more ruthless on serve, winning 80 per cent of her first service points.
The Romanian also contributed to her own downfall with eight double faults and she was dominated in all aspects of the game.
Robson will meet Gallovits-Hall's compatriot Monica Niculescu in the second round in what promises to be a closer match given the British No 2 is ranked just five places higher.
Elsewhere, fourth seed Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan also advanced easily, beating Hungary's Melina Czhink 6-3, 6-2. Hsieh broke her opponent twice in the first set and four times in the second to win in 1 hour, 15 minutes.
In Sunday's other matches, Annika Beck of Germany beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-7 (7), 6-4, and Monica Niculescu of Romania ousted Chinese wild-card entry Saisai Zheng 6-4, 7-5.