The number two seed required strapping and was hampered by a lower back injury in the warm-up Gippsland Trophy, but moved with ease in the 6-2, 6-1 romp in 59 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
French Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: Favourable draw, spectacular form make Simona Halep firm favourite
Ahead of Roland Garros' return, Firstpost takes a look at the Women's Singles draw and attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters
Coco Gauff's hopes of launching another deep run at a Grand Slam ended in the first round at the US Open, with the US teenager succumbing in three sets to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.
Australian Open 2020: Simona Halep seals dominant win over Harriet Dart; 2019 semi-finalist Danielle Collins eliminated
Checkout all the match results of the women's singles fixtures from the third day of the Australian Open 2020
Fed Cup Final 2019: Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia power France to thrilling win over Australia
It was France's third title and first since they beat the United States 16 years ago, piling more misery on seven-time champions Australia who have now lost all nine of the last Fed Cup finals they have appeared in
Fed Cup Final 2019: Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic beats France's Pauline Parmentier to force a doubles decider
Ajla Tomljanovic hauled Australia back into the Fed Cup final on Sunday, beating France's Pauline Parmentier to send the tie in a deciding doubles clash
Fed Cup Final 2019: Kristina Mladenovic stuns Ashleigh Barty as France close in on first title triumph since 2003
Mladenovic held serve to end the Barty run and it became a closer affair before the Australian began forcing errors to break again and take the first set.
Fed Cup Final 2019: Ashleigh Barty makes it 1-1 for Australia with commanding win over France’s Caroline Garcia
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty emphatically hauled Australia back into contention in the Fed Cup Final on Saturday, crushing Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 after France's Kristina Mladenovic whipped her teammate Ajla Tomljanovic
Fed Cup Final 2019: Ajla Tomljanovic to face Kristina Mladenovic first in role reversal between Australia and France
Picking Ajla Tomljanovic was a bold move as Australia bid for a first title in 45 years, with Stosur her country's most successful ever singles player, spanning 16 years of Fed Cup action.
Zhengzhou Open: World No 5 Karolina Pliskova enters fifth final of the year after beating Ajla Tomljanovic
27-year-old Karolina Pliskova, the top seed, needed just 69 minutes to defeat the unseeded Croatian-born Australian and will play Petra Martic on Sunday
Wimbledon 2019: Former World No 1 Victoria Azarenka cruises through to third round, to face Romanian Simona Halep
Two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Victoria Azarenka cruised through to the third round of Wimbledon where she could potentially meet Simona Halep
French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep survive scares to enter second round; Alexander Zverev wins thrilling five-setter
Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep survived scares to reach the second round of the French Open while Alexander Zverev won in five tough sets against John Millman.
French Open 2019: In-form Kiki Bertens, Karolina Pliskova lead the charge as women's draw throws up abundance of potential upsets
Here’s a look at what the 2019 French Open women’s singles draw looks like, and how the four quarters might be expected to unfold over the course of the Grand Slam.
Thailand Open 2019: 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska announces her arrival on big stage with impressive title win
While Dayana Yastremska seems to have all the ingredients to join the ranks of the Next Gen stars, she has a long way to go before she gets there.
The overtime thriller in the seaside city of Hua Hin gave the 18-year-old Yastremska her second WTA title.
Brisbane International: Karolina Pliskova overcomes second set blip against Ajla Tomljanovic to enter semi-finals
Karolina Pliskova was in imperious form in the first set and appeared set for a lightning-quick victory. But her game dropped off slightly as Tomljanovic picked hers up to level the match.
Korea Open: Kiki Bertens holds off determined Ajla Tomljanovic to win third WTA Tour singles title of season
Kiki Bertens of Netherlands beat Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in the Korea Open final by a score of 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 to win her third WTA singles event of the year.
Silicon Valley: Victoria Azarenka fights off spirited Kateryna Bondarenko to set up second round Garbine Muguruza clash
Victoria Azarenka qualified for the second round of the Silicon Valley Classic to set up a match against Garbine Muguruza, with Serena Williams set to play Johanna Konta in San Jose.
Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko bows out of French Open as Alexander Zverev, Elina Svitolina advance
French Open defending champion Jelena Ostapenko bowed out in the first round along with Venus Williams and Johanna Konta on day one at Roland Garros.
French Open 2018: Elina Svitolina sweeps past Ajla Tomljanovic after shaky start; Grigor Dimitrov enters 2nd round
Elina Svitolina overcame a slow start to power past Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-3 while Grigor Dimitrov did not let a last-minute switch in opponent throw him off his stride.