Jakarta: India's Parupalli Kashyap and HS Pranoy began their World Badminton Championship campaigns in Jakarta with comprehensive wins on Monday, 10 August, to move to the seccond round of the tournament.
Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, seeded 10th, defeated Netherlands' Erik Meijs 21-17 21-10 to set up a clash with Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh in the men's singles competition at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium.
Indonesia Masters winner Prannoy, who is making a comeback after being sidelined due to a foot injury, disposed off Brazil's Alex Yuwan Tjong 21-12 21-16 to start his campaign on a positive note.
The 11th seed will next take on Uganda's Edwin Ekiring in the next round.
But the Indian mixed doubles pair of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan suffered a close 18-21 21-10 22-24 loss to Russian pair of Evgenij Dremin and Evgenia Dimova, while another pair of Tarun Kona and Sikki N Reddy too went down 13-21 17-21 against Liao Min Chun and Chen Hsiao Huan of Chinese Taipei.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, India Super Series winner Kidambi Srikanth and two-time bronze medal winner P V Sindhu will start their campaign Tuesday.