Birmingham: Young Indian shuttlers Sameer Verma and Lalita Dahiya crossed the opening round of All England qualifiers in the men's singles and women's singles events respectively, here yesterday.
While Sameer dispatched Indonesia's Ginting Anthony, seeded third, 21-17 21-13 in a 37-minute match, Lalita was given a walk over against Estonia's Kati Tolmoff and the Indian will take on Germany's Olga Konon next.
Top Indian shuttlers, such as runners-up Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth will start their campaign in the main draw today.
Spotted: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and other celebs at Mumbai airport
Photos: Salman Khan's 'special friend' Iulia Vantur at a song launch
Photos: Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, other celebs dazzle at event
In Pictures: Sex scandals involving Indian politicians
Photos: Abhishek Bachchan and Farah Khan at Boman Irani's birthday bash