DOHA, Qatar - World No. 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is through to the second round match after a straight sets win over former World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic.
The Russian won the match 6-1, 6-4 on a rainy Tuesday.
"It was quite a long day, but I'll take it," she said after the match. "I'm happy to be one of the first ones done today, and it's a nice present for myself, as well."
The rest of today's matches were suspended due to rain.
Pavlyuchenkova reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, losing to eventual finalist Venus Williams.