DOHA, Qatar - Naomi Osaka got her qualifying campaign underway at the Qatar Total Open with a solid 6-3, 6-4 win over Lu Jing-jing of China.
American Catherine Bellis was even more impressive, powering to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Mubaraka Al-Naimi in just 38 minutes.
Marketa Vondrousova also secured a straight-sets win, beating Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3. The Czech will next face Kristina Kucova, who shocked Océane Dodin 6-4, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Vera Zvonareva beat Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 6-4; and 18-year-old Sofya Zhuk sprang a surprise on Francesca Schiavone, triumphing 6-3, 6-2.
More to follow.