Switzerland's Roger Federer, the No. 2 seed, beat Spain's Pablo Carreño-Busta 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in a first-round match at the French Open.
Federer, who is playing in his 54th consecutive Grand Slam event, dominated Carreño-Busta, the world No. 164.
The 21-year-old Spaniard was playing in his first Grand Slam and qualified to make the main draw.
The 31-year-old Federer, the 2009 French Open champion, jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first set over a nervous Carreño-Busta on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The young Spaniard, who is coached by Javier Duarte, managed to break Federer and make the score more respectable.
Federer, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles, blasted 10 aces and had 33 winners in the match, overpowering the Spaniard, who was broken seven times in the 80-minute match.
On the women's side, top-seeded Serena Williams of the United States beat Georgia's Anna Tatishvili, the world No. 74, 6-0, 6-1 in the first round Sunday.
The French Open is the second Grand Slam event of the tennis season and the only one played on red clay, the game's slowest surface. EFE