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Dementieva came back powerfully in the second set, though, twice breaking serve.
But despite breaking serve in the second set, the 15-year-old world number 488 succumbed by two sets to one.
The French duo won Wimbledon in 2007 and looked every inch grand slamwinners on Court Four at the Tennis Centre in Beijing's Olympic Park, breaking serve twice in each set to silence the British contingent among a 200-strong crowd.
He was broken in the third game, but hit back to level at 2-2, breaking serve again to establish a 5-3 lead.
Williams showed virtually no ring rust, breaking serve twice in each set to make quick work of Myskina.