Ace Indian shuttlers Srikanth Kidambi and Saina Nehwal made a winning start at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China on Tuesday.
World no.7 Kidambi, who withdrew his name from Thailand Open this month, thrashed Nhat Nguyen of Ireland in straight sets 21-15, 21-16 in the first round of the tournament which lasted for 37 minutes.
While, former world no.1 Saina Nehwal, who began women’s singles campaign for the country, Aliye Demirbag of Turkey in the second round of the BWF World Championship 2018 at Nanjing in China.
Saina, who has been given a bye in the first round, outplayed Demirbag in straight games 21-17, 21-8 in just 39 minutes on Day 2 of competitions.
The world no.10 Saina will next face Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the third round.