Suárez Navarro, the No.1 seed at the International-level event, won 10 of 11 games right out of the gates to go up 6-1, 4-0, and the two kept holding serve from there until she closed the match out.
"She played a few matches before in the qualifying and it was my first match of the week, so for me this was a very good match," Suárez Navarro said. "I was focused on every point and played very well."
This is Suárez Navarro's third time being the No.1 seed at a WTA-level event, her first two coming at Fès in 2010 (where she fell second round) and at Florianopolis this year (making the semifinals).
"It's not normal for me to be the No.1 seed, but I'm treating it the same," the Spaniard said. "I just have to keep doing my best in every match because all the players are really good. It's not easy."
"We played in Fed Cup in February and it was a really difficult match," Suárez Navarro said. "I need to play well and fight for every ball because she's such a good player. We'll see what happens tomorrow."