Canadian Rebecca Marino won her first-round qualifying match for the French Open tennis tournament on Tuesday, beating Argentina's Paula Ormaechea in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
The ninth seed of the qualifying phase took 1h 26min to advance to the second round, where she will face the Ukrainian Katarina Zavatska, 210th racket in the world.
Faced with the 148th player in the WTA, Marino (116th) slammed the game's seven aces and won 77% of the points disputed on her first serve. She also had four breaks from 11 opportunities, while Ormaechea had it twice from four opportunities.
The draw for the main draw for men and women is scheduled for Thursday. Canadians Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Leylah Annie Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu will be in action.