Maria Sharapova continued to breeze through the French Open draw as she dismantled Ayumi Morita 6-1 6-1 in their delayed second-round match on Friday.
The second seed and title favourite was held up by the latest John Isner marathon on Thursday but made up for it when she returned to Roland Garros, needing only an hour to see off her Japanese opponent.
Sharapova is looking to complete a career set of grand slams at Roland Garros after reaching the semi-finals 12 months ago, and few would bet against her in this form.
At 5ft 5in, Morita is nine inches shorter than the Russian, and Sharapova's extra reach and power were simply too much. Morita competed gamely and at least got on the board in both sets, but that was as good as it got.
In the third round Sharapova will play Chinese 28th seed Peng Shuai, a player she has beaten in three of their four meetings, including in the fourth round at Wimbledon last year.
The second seed and title favourite said: "It's tough to be in the first round of a tournament and think, this person lost, someone that you could face in the quarter-final of a tournament. I think that's just a really wrong way to look at things.
"If you're thinking like that, then you're at a big disadvantage, because, no matter who you play, if you get to the quarter-finals you have to play at a high level.
"You can't worry about if it's Serena or somebody else across the net. You have to beat them. So if somebody beat her to get to that point, then they're playing great and you have to go and try and beat them."
Sharapova had been due to play on Thursday night but was forced to wait because of John Isner's marathon loss to Paul-Henri Mathieu.
The Russian said: "It was a pretty long day yesterday. I feel like I warmed up 20 times for this match.
"It was one of those days where you just want to get on the court and then you're at the courts all day, and sitting, waiting around, eating, sleeping. It's a good way to put someone into retirement.
"It was nice to get out there today and finish it and get in the third round."