Wuhan, Hubei, China, 24 September 2018 | tennis.com.au

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty produced inspired performances on Monday at the Wuhan Open to reach the second round.

Gavrilova upset 10th seed Jelena Ostapenko, beating last year’s Roland Garros champion 6-2 6-4 to advance.

Barty followed her countrywoman onto Wuhan’s Centre Court and defeated Johanna Konta 7-5 6-4.

Barty, the 16th seed, beat the former world No.4 at last year’s Wuhan event en route to the final.

Her victory on Monday, achieved in one hour and 40 minutes, was her 40th match win of season 2018.

“I have amazing memories from this court, this tournament,” Barty said.

“We’ve played a few times now and it’s always very close, but certainly happy to come through in straight sets today.”

Barty will next face China’s Zheng Saisai, while Gavrilova has set up a second-round meeting with Czech Barbora Strycova.

“I thought I played a very solid match and I took my chances, and I was trying to be aggressive,” Gavrilova said after her victory over the 10th seed.

Later on Monday, also in China, Bernard Tomic scored a three-set win to reach the second round of the Chengdu Open.

Having won two qualifying matches to take his place in the main draw, Tomic overcame American Bradley Klahn 6-7(6) 7-6(3) 6-2.

Then Queenslander has won 10 of his past 12 matches and could next face either No.5 seed Gael Monfils or South Africa’s Lloyd Harris.