Kirilenko, the world number 28 from Russia, was a convincing 6-3 6-1 winner over the Frenchwoman as she targets a sixth WTA title and fourth on Asian soil.
Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova saw off Luxembourg's Mandy Minella in three sets, 4-6 6-2 6-3, while Croatia's Petra Martic also came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas 4-6 6-2 6-4.
Poland's Urzula Radwanska was another to hit back from a set down, defeating Taipei's Chan Yung-Jan, 2-6 6-2 6-2.
Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova had things easier in defeating France's Aravane Rezai 6-4 6-1 and China's Zheng Jie was similarly convincing in a 6-3 7-5 victory over Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.
Qualifier Tetiana Ludhanska, of the Ukraine, knocked out China's Zhao Ji-Ying 6-4 2-6 7-5, while another qualifier - Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei - lost 3-6 7-6 6-1 to South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers.