Saville dashes to victory in French Open

Daria Saville.
Australian Daria Saville has continued her revival to make it into the French Open second round. -AP

Daria Saville has wasted no time in dashing into the second round of the French Open in businesslike fashion at in Paris.

'Dasha', as the Russian-born Australian is known by all, lived up to her name as she looked in a hurry to despatch Greek qualifier Valentini Grammatikopoulou, running out a 6-1 6-2 winner on Monday morning in less than an hour and a quarter.

The Melbourne player is the first Australian woman through to the second round, with her performance guaranteeing that she'll now be back in the rankings as the country's No.2 player behind Ajla Tomljanovic.

Back at Roland Garros for the first time in two years, the win marked yet more significant progress for the 28-year-old Saville as she continues her stirring return from injury.

At the end of January, she was ranked 624 in the world as she trod tentatively on the comeback trail after 10 months out following surgery to cure a chronic Achilles problem.

But less than four months later, after making the fourth round in two successive major WTA events at Indian Wells and Miami and now through to her first grand slam second round in Paris for four years, she is back hammering on the door of the top 100.