Maria Sharapova ousted her opponent in just an hour and 12 minutes. She registered a 71% win percentage on second serve and won all the 10 break points.
In other matches played, top seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Germany's Julia Goerges 6-3 6-1, while French Marion Bartoli went past Czech Lucie Safarova 6-1 6-4.
Meanwhile defending Champion Caroline Wozniacki was defeated by Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 63.
Li Na (China) bt Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-1, 6-0,
Maria Kirilenko(Rus) bt Nadia Petrova 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Germany's Angelique Kerber bt McHale 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
By Indian Sports News Network