Sharath, who won the singles gold in the 2006
Also advanced in the singles draw was his doubles partner G Sathiyan. The world no. 46 beat Muhammad Rameez of
In the women's singles, Mouma Das beat Elodie Ho Wan Kau of Mauritius 11-6 11-1 11-8 11-7 and Madhurika Patkar overcame
In the men's doubles, Sharath and Sathiyan comfortably progressed to the round of 16 after they thrashed
The Indian pair had no problems against their inexperienced opponents, convincing clinching the affair 11-2 11-5 11-6.
Harmeet Desai and Sanil defeated
In the women's doubles, Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Suthirtha Mukherjee got the better of Mauritius' Ruqayyah Kinoo and Sanjana Ramasawmy 11-3 11-4 11-4.
In the mixed doubles, the experienced pairing of Das and Sharath beat Sri Lanka's Sirisena Rohan andMadurangi Ishara 11-6 4-11 11-9 11-5 even as Sathiyan and Manika Batra notched up a comfortable victory against Malaysia's 11-7 11-8 13-11.
Sanil and Madhurika also registered a 11-5 11-8 11-5 win against Jayasingha Mudiyanselage Buwaneka and Warusawithana Erandi of
However the combo of Sahasrabudhe Pooja and Desai Harmeet went down to