SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia plays a backhand in the final against Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during day six of the 2016 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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.