Two-time champion Maria Sharapova made a serious performance, claiming a 6:1, 4:6, 6:3 victory over Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp in her first French Open match since 2015 on Tuesday.
Sharapova, the 28th seed, will face Croatia's Donna Vekic in the second round.
Sharapova became No. 1 in the world for the first time in 2005 at the age of 18. She has obtained 36 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles — two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open — ranking her third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams.