This is Sindhu’s first tournament since winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in August. One of India’s greatest Olympians, Sindhu had taken a break to rejuvenate before making a comeback in this tournament.
The big names from India included London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and former men’s world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth.
Later in the day, Lakshya Sen will be pitted against world No. 2 Viktor Axelsen in the round of 16, while Sameer Verma will meet Anders Antonsen from the host country.