Hearts head coach Valdas Ivanauskas expressed his relief after his side departed Dunfermline with a 2-1 win.
Valdas Ivanauskas praised his side's character
"I am happy with the victory," he said. "It was the first game of the season and it was very important to start with three points.
"I expected it to be as tough a game as it was. I said to the players that there are no easy games.
"At 1-1, Dunfermline had some good chances, but we have quality and character in the team to win."