Tatiana Golovin delighted the home crowd by reaching the second round of the Paris Open after Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi retired injured.
The 16-year-old French star saved two match points and led 1-6 7-5 3-1 when Smashnova-Pistolesi suffered cramp.
"To beat a player like her is a great reward, physically speaking," said Golovin. "It was a good physical match."
Golovin also beat the Israeli at last month's Australian Open.
Spain's Magui Serna recovered from a disastrous second set to beat Petra Mandula 6-3 1-6 6-2.
The Spaniard next meets either former champion Mary Pierce or Nathalie Dechy, who meet in an all-French first-round clash on Wednesday.
Russia's Dinara Safina advanced to the second round when Jelena Jankovic retired injured.
Safina was leading 6-4 2-0 when Jankovic decided she was unable to continue.
Top seed Kim Clijsters, who has a bye through to the second round, will make her tournament debut later this week.