Daniela Hantuchova breezed past Brit Anne Keothavong in their 1st Round clash, with the Slovak soaring to a 6-2 6-3 success in 73 minutes.
In the opener Hantuchova served strongly, winning 87% of points off her first service. In the second set the world No.24 carried on in the same vain to take the match 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 12 minutes.
It was a one-sided affair the vocal crowd trying to encourage Keothavong, who was out of her depth against the former top 10 ace.
The pair had only ever met on one previous occasion, at the Aegon International in 2010, which saw Hantuchova sealing victory with ease 6-4, 6-2.
Daniela Hantuchova training at Eastbourne