Meanwhile, World No 16 Indian pair V Diju and Jwala Gutta beat Indonesian pair Riky Widianto and Puspita Richi Dili 21-16 21-18 in the mixed doubles.

Saina Nehwal

In the men’s singles event, India’s top shuttler Ajay Jayaram went down fighting 22-24, 21-11, 15-21 to Wei Nan of Hong Kong over three games in the second round.