Beijing - World number six Agnieszka Radwanska eased through to the second round of the $5.4 million China Open on Saturday, as she edges towards a place in next month's WTA Finals.
The fifth seed in Beijing could make the season-ending finale in Singapore featuring the world's top eight women players with a good run at the tournament.
Radwanska defeated Coco Vandeweghe of the United States 6-4, 6-3 in her first round match, following an early exit from the inaugural Wuhan Open which concluded on Saturday.
The Polish player was dumped out of the $2.4 million tournament in central China in her opening match last Monday by a determined Caroline Garcia of France.
Radwanska will play either Italy's Roberta Vinci or Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the next round in Beijing.
The 25-year-old will join in the second round world number three Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, who is ranked seventh, Eugenie Bouchard and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who all received byes in the first round because they were semi-finalists in Wuhan.
American Madison Keys also made it though to the second round Saturday, winning her game against compatriot Alison Riske 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5.
The China Open will reach its climax on October 5.