Ash Bary and Daria Gavrilova have breezed through the first round of the US Open with straight sets wins over their opponents.
It took Ash Barty just over an hour to defeat Tunisian qualifier and former junior doubles partner Ons Jabeur 6-1 6-3.
It was hot conditions on the court for Barty, who was still recovering from a virus which forced her to withdraw from an event last week.
“Obviously it’s pretty brutal conditions out there – nice and warm and humid and pretty energy-sapping really, a bit like Brisbane to me,” Barty told AAP.
“It was nice to get off to a good start and kind of consolidate in the middle of the second set there," she said.
Barty now sets up a second-round meeting with Czech Lucie Safarova after beating Petra Martić 6-4 6-4.
Meanwhile, fellow Australian Gavrilova has a tough second round match up against Viktoria Azarenka after crushing Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-0.
Tomorrow morning will feature three Australians at Flushing Medows with Sam Stosur up against Caroline Wozniacki while Australians Ajla Tomljanovic and Lizette Cabrera face each other.