The French duo won Wimbledon in 2007 and looked every inch Grand Slam winners 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.
the Scot set the tone for a comprehensive win by breaking serve
in the very first game.
Davenport took the opening set in 27 minutes, breaking serve
right at the start and again for 4-1.
But Sanchez-Vicario roared back to take the second set on a tie-break and opened up the third by breaking serve
But the Austrian regained command, taking three consecutive games to win the set and breaking serve
immediately to open up the second.
And he duly sped through the rest of the encounter, breaking serve
again in the first game of the third set and providing the symmetrical scoreline with a final thunderous ace.
The 18-year-old struggled against Germany's Rainer Schuttler but after breaking serve
to draw level at 5-5 in the second set, he went on to win the match 1-6 7-5 6-2.