Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist, will take on the winner of the match between Cheung Ngan Yi of Taipei and Evgeniya Kosetskaya in her next round.
The eighth seeded Indian, who won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Super series Open in June, defeated Russia's Sergey Sirant 21-13 21-12 in less than 30 minutes.
Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin in the Rio final but had her revenge when the Indian beat the Spaniard in the Indian Open final earlier this year.
The 13th-ranked pair have already three Grand Prix titles to their name. In 2016 Brasil Open and then in the Russian Open in the very next year, the duo had clinched a gold. Earlier this year Pranaav and Reddy had grabbed the top podium defeating fellow Indian pair B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.
After experiencing a slow start to the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) season, Praneeth won back-to-back titles at the Singapore Open Superseries, defeating fellow Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, and Thailand Open.
Srikanth, the torch-bearer of Indian men's badminton, Srikanth will take on unfancied Russian Sergey Sirant in his first match.
An Indian player is yet to win a gold at the tournament if you rewind back to the previous editions. But as many as five Indian shuttlers have been seeded this time around.
This day, August 19, last year, PV Sindhu won India’s most coveted medal at the Rio Olympics.
Sindhu's prominence as a leading shuttler has helped the sport gained a never before seen popularity in India. Her silver medal winning campaign at Rio Olympics has been regarded as a watershed moment in Indian badminton.
He sure is India's best chance in men's singles. But Srikanth Kidambi knows how tough it's to compete against the world's best in the grandest of stage. He has tasted success in Super Series and is confident and ready to win that coveted world title.
World Junior No 1 was recently sent to train under former All England champion Peter Gade, who is currently the head coach of French national team.
Saina, owing to her high seeding, has got a first round bye at the competition. But in the third round, the 27-year-old is slated to meet second seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea, a tough match by all accounts and especially for a player on a comeback trail.
At the upcoming World Championships in Scotland, India’s second highest-ranked men’s player, will look to target his best-ever ranking and break into the top 10 in the world for the first time.
Srikanth said he would have to go full throttle from the opening round itself as even a slight dip in performance can cost one a match at such a big event.
India will have a strong presence in the 2017 Glasgow World Championships, which starts on August 21.