Hong Kong, 14 October 2015 | AFP

Sam Stosur cruised to an easy straight-sets victory on Tuesday in her opening match at the Hong Kong Open.

The Australian fifth seed brushed aside Japanese player Risa Ozaki 6-3 6-1.

Stosur will face Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the second round.

She owns a 3-0 winning record over Puig, having not dropped a set in any of those matches. They last played in Strasbourg in May, a match Stosur won 6-0 6-3.

Stosur joins fellow Aussies Daria Gavrilova and Anastasia Rodionova in the second round in Hong Kong.

Gavrilova, the tournament’s sixth seed, recovered to defeat Japanese qualifier Miyu Kato 6-7(6) 7-5 6-3.

She will next play Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena.

In opening-round action on Monday, Anastasia Rodionova of Australia defeated France’s Irina Ramialison 6-4 7-5, while Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan downed Australian Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4 6-4.

Rodionova will now line up against No.4 seed Jelena Jankovic.