Returning to the court for the first time after her Olympic bronze, Sindhu was a bit rusty at last week's Denmark Open, where she lost in the quarterfinals.
Sameer Verma will now face 33-year-old Tommy Sugiarto next in the Round of 8. Lakshya Sen lost to Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen to bow out.
The fourth-seeded Indian Sindhu, Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist, will next face Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the next round.
Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could manage a win in the men's team championship.
India defeated Tahiti 5-0. The last time Indian men's team qualified for the Thomas Cup final was in 2010. They had lost to Indonesia back then.
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.
With the defeat of PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma, Indian challenge in the singles competition ended in the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament
PV Sindhu outclassed Malaysia's world no. 92 Kisona Selvaduray in a lop-sided second-round contest. She will face either Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon or Korea's Sung Ji Hyun next
Sameer Verma will face third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark, who received a walkover, in the quarterfinals
The BAI also recommended renowned National Institute of Sports (NIS)-certified coaches -- S Murlidharan and Bhaskar Babu -- for the Dronacharya Award
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
Saina Nehwal, who is facing a race against time to qualify for her fourth Olympics, brushed aside Maria Ulitina 21-10 21-19 in the second round to set up a last-eight clash with Thailand's third seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan, who has beaten the Indian twice in the last two encounters
Kidambi Srikanth lost 14-21, 19-21 to Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama in the second round at the Korea Masters badminton tournament on Thursday.
Kidambi Srikanth defeated Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18, 21-17 to enter the second round at the Korea Masters badminton tournament on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu took 36 minutes to see off World No. 19 Kim Ga Eun of Korea 21-15, 21-16 in the women's singles opening round at the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament on Wednesday.
Sakshi Malik, who became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympics medal at 2016 Rio Games, has fallen out of the favour and lost TOPS support, while Ravi Dahiya has been rewarded for earning a Tokyo Olympics quota
Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma, etc represent Indian interests in the 2019 BWF World Championships at Basel, Switzerland
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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