Liezel Huber opened her account overnight at the 2006 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, when she and doubles parner Indian Sania Mirza defeated their first round opponents, American pair Angela Haynes and Neha Uberio 6-4 6-0.
Their straight-sets victory sees them progress to the second round, where they will encounter the unseeded pair of French Stephanie Cohen-Aloro with Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Huber, who celebrated her 30th birthday a few days ago, turned professional in 1993.
Her experience on the professional circuit will also assist her mixed doubles partner, Czech Leos Friedl.
Friedl has a current ATP Tour doubles ranking of 22, 8 places down from his high rank of 14 achieved this time last year.
Their first encounter in the mixed match is anticipated to hold a sterner test that that faced by Huber and Mirza, as the mixed pair will encounter 4th-seeded Zi Yan (Chn) and Todd Perry (Aus) first up.