Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic advanced with ease at the China Open on Tuesday, while Agnieszka Radwanska's late-season slump continued with another early loss.
"She's sort of an up-and-comer. But playing really well. Has had some big results this year against top players," Sharapova said of Svitolina. "Maybe the scoreline was a bit easier than the match showed."
Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round.
The top-seeded Serb is seeking his fifth title in Beijing, having won the tournament every time he's entered in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. This was his first outing since losing to Kei Nishikori in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
All of the big men's names were in action on Tuesday, with Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray opening their accounts.