Ash Barty is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a win over Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum.
Dropping just four games during the one hour clash, Barty defeated her opponent 6-2 6-2 to join Astra Sharma, Zoe Hives and Kimberly Birrell in the next round.
There were nerves heading into the match for the Aussie despite the lead into the Grand Slam.
“We’ve split the last times we’ve played so I knew I had to be ready,” she said.
“We’re always edgy to start competing.”
The world no.15 didn't get the best start to the match, dropping her opening service game to be 2-0 down. However, she responded quickly winning six-straight games and losing just nine points during the first set.
There was no stopping the Queenslander, who broke in the fifth game of the second set and didn't look back.
While many are hoping Barty can become the first Australian women since Chris O'Neil in 1978 to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, she's not getting ahead of herself.
“I want to make sure for myself I prepare well so I can come out here and play with freedom and hopefully win a few matches,” she said.
“There’s a very very long way to go. I’ll think ‘why not me’ on Wednesday and then we’ll go from there.”
Barty now faces Yafan Wang, who ousted Australian Ellen Perez on Monday.