Sam Stosur in action during her first-round victory in Dubai; Getty Images

Dubai: Sam breezes into second round

DUBAI, AAP – Sam Stosur has cruised into the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a straight sets win over Chinese qualifier Kai-Lin Zhang.

The 12th-seeded Australian was untroubled in her 6-3 6-3 victory, breaking the world No.137’s serve at will throughout the match.

The win sets her up for a second-round encounter with either China’s Shuai Zhang or Croatian Ana Konjuh.

Should she progress to the quarters Stosur is drawn to play German top seed Angelique Kerber.

The win comes less than a week after the Queenslander progressed to the quarterfinals in Doha, continuing her impressive form in the Middle East.

Stosur has now won five of her past seven matches after also progressing to the quarterfinals at the Taiwan Open.