ELENA VESNINA,VICTORIA AZARENKA,SIMONA HALEP,BRISBANEI NTERNATIONAL,BRISBANE
Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion and previous world No 1, has been tormented by wounds in the most recent two years and has dropped to 22 in the rankings.
In any case, Azarenka, playing surprisingly since the Wuhan Open in September, looked in great structure against the dubious Vesnina, breaking her six times to book her place in the second round.
She will have a much sterner test against previous French Open finalist Halep, who had a first-round bye.
Australian Sam Stosur had an a great deal more troublesome match and barely evaded disillusionment on home turf by doing combating through a wrist damage to assert an opening triumph.
The previous US Open champion recuperated from 0-3 down in the last set to beat Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-4 3 6-4 to begin her year.
The 31-year-old has as often as possible neglected to hit the statures on home turf, having never won a competition or advanced past the fourth round at the Australian Open.
The world No 27 searched set for another dissatisfaction before a lively exertion saw off the world No 147 and set up a second-round conflict with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
"I am truly satisfied to leave with a win, particularly being down in that third set and afterward find that capacity to return and play well and win it when you are down, to turn things around," Stosur said.
Italy's Roberto Vinci, who finished Serena Williams' offered for a schedule fabulous hammer in the US Open semi-finals a year ago, beat previous world No 1 Jelena Jankovic 3 6-2 6-4.
Russian Maria Sharapova is the competition's greatest draw card and she will commence her battle on Tuesday against comrade Ekaterina Makarova.
Previous world number one Victoria Azarenka decimated Russia's Elena Vesnina at the Brisbane Global on Monday to set up a second-round confrontation with top seed Simona Halep.
Azarenka lost the opening two recreations to the Russian qualifier before reeling off progressive triumphs to win 6-2, 6-0 at the Pat Crossbeam Stadium.
After a damage defaced 2014 when she slipped to 32 on the planet, Azarenka has attempted to recapture the structure that took her to two Australian Opens and the top positioning.
She completed 2015 at number 22 and went into the season-opening Brisbane Global unseeded.
Azarenka began gradually against Vesnina however discovered her extent with her groundstrokes and put tremendous weight on her rival, who battled fearlessly yet battled with consistency.
It's such a joy to come here and I couldn't hold up to play my first match," she said.
"It's been a while to be out there playing a genuine match. It's been a ton of practice, so I was only cheerful to go out there and play and be before the group and simply contend."
Azarenka said she was anticipating playing Halep. "I believe it will be a decent test," she included.
"Playing against top players, you generally place yourself in a circumstance where you need to inspire yourself.
"So for me it will be an awesome test. To be the best, you must beat the best, so I'm anticipating that."
Prior, fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber returned from losing the first set to Italian Camila Giorgi to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.
She now tackles American Madison Brengle, who brought down Ukraine qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Seventh-seeded Swiss player Belinda Bencic traveled past Italian Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2, while Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro was just as untroubled by Brisbane-based Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, winning by the same scoreline
A year ago's US Open finalist Roberta Vinci likewise traveled through to the second round when she beat Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Previous US Open champ and main residence saint Samantha Stosur survived an alarm from Slovakian qualifer Jana Cepelova to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, while US qualifier Samantha Crawford brought down Australian trump card Priscilla Hon 6-4, 6-4.