Sharath Kamal took time to find his rhythm as he lost the first game against Puerto Rican Brian Afanador. However the World No. 32 recovered well to gain the required momentum and won next three games to win the match 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 . The Indian will face World No. 16 Patrick Franziska of Germany in the next round on Tuesday.
In the women’s singles opening round match, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Batra notched up a comfortable straight-set 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 victory against Chinese Taipei’s Hsein-Tzu Cheng .Her next round opponent is World No. 3 Mima Ito of Japan.