The wrist appears healed so all Justine Henin had to worry about last night at the Rexall Centre was the rust.
And that took all of about 20 minutes.
Making her first appearance since Wimbledon, the world's No. 1 player quickly got up to speed last night in her first match at the Rogers Cup.
The Belgian superstar trailed Slovakia's Andreja Klepac 2-3 early in the first set.
And then the onslaught arrived as Henin started firing precision shots all over the court on her way to an efficient 6-3, 6-1 win.
"It took me a few games to come back and get in my rhythm," Henin said after her win.
"This is my first match since Wimbledon. I am very happy I am healthy and can enjoy my game again."
Earlier this week, the 25-year-old declared the nagging wrist injury almost 100% recovered.
After a month without match action, the clay-court ace is using the Rogers Cup as a tuneup for the U.S. Open in two weeks.
Next up for Henin, who has won five of the 10 events she has entered in 2007, is Shuai Peng of China today on the stadium court at 1 p.m.
While the crowds will still have Henin to watch as the tourney moves into the Round of 16, the Canadian contingent took a hit yesterday.
Stephanie Dubois won her opening set against No. 6 seed Nadia Petrova.
Then the big Russian awoke and breezed to a 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 win.
Fellow Quebecer Aleksandra Wozniak took a 4-1 first-set lead over Austrian Sybille Bammer then fell apart to lose 6-4, 6-2.
In the late match, second-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic easily handled Quebec native Marie-Eve Pelletier 6-0, 6-1.
"I think it's a great thing for me to be able to win a set against a top 10," Dubois said. "I think it shows that I have a place here in this big tournament.
"I just have to keep what I'm doing but maybe for two sets, three sets."