Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
Saina Nehwal, who is desperately seeking ranking points to make it to her fourth Olympics, took just 21 minutes to crush Ireland's Rachael Darragh
World no 15 Praneeth saw off France's Toma Junior Popov 21-18 22-20, while HS Prannoy, a former top 10 player, brushed aside Malaysia's Daren Liew 21-10 21-10.
It was here that Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had claimed the world championship gold in 2019, her last title before the COVID-19 pandemic disruption.
A former top-10 player, Prannoy recovered from a game down to outwit sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21 in a thrilling contest
Earlier, chaos gripped India's campaign when Saina Nehwal was forced out of the Thailand Open following a positive COVID-19 test
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap along with RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had tested positive last month
Doubles specialist Pranaav Jerry Chopra is the fourth player to test positive. All the players are currently in self isolation
On June 2, BAI had recommended Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award, leaving out Prannoy which prompted the shuttler to express his displeasure
Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, which put India's chances of winning the historic medal at the championship in lurch
Both the shuttlers are former champions of the World Tour Super 500 tournament --while Saina Nehwal had won the tournament in 2015, PV Sindhu had clinched the women's singles title in 2017
With Tokyo Olympics less than seven months away, PV Sindhu will look to iron out the flaws and hit the right note when she begins her women's singles campaign at Malaysia Masters
Indian shuttlers were on a roll at Syed Modi International tournament at Lucknow on Wednesday with Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, etc entering the second round
PV Sindhu, who claimed the BWF World Championships gold in August, has made early exits from a series of recent tournaments in China, Korea and Denmark
Kidambi Srikanth notched up a 21-11 15-21 21-19 win over Indian compatriot Sourabh Verma to enter the quarter-finals of Hong Kong Open
PV Sindhu lost 13-21, 21-18, 19-21 to World No.42 Pai Yu Po in the women's singles opening round at the China Open badminton tournament on Tuesday.
PV Sindhu beat Beiwen Zhang of United States 21-14, 21-6 to seal a spot in the women's singles quarterfinals at the Badminton World Championships in Basel on Thursday.
In the ongoing Badminton BWF World Championships, HS Prannoy Blazed past China's Lin Dan in a match spanning 1 hour 2 minutes.
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