Svetlana Kuznetsova has destroyed Monica Puig to win her first Sydney international overnight.

Kuznetsova defeated Puig 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour in a hugely impressive and dominant display.

The two-time Grand Slam recorded just four unforced errors against the 22-year-old qualifier in a near perfect performance.

Kuznetsova, the 23rd seed at the Australian Open, faces a tough first round match up against Daniela Huntuchova in the first Grand Slam of the year.