Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap too began well while compatriot P.V. Sindhu was sent packing in the first round.
Jayaram dismissed Thailand's World No.8 Boonsak Ponsana 21-11, 21-14 in the men's singles first round. The Indian had lost to Ponsana in their first meeting back in 2010.
In the next round, he meets compatriot - and World No.24 - Gurusaidutt, who shocked No.11 Yun Hu of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-14. It was Gurusaidutt's first win over Yun.
Kashyap, India's highest-ranked player at 13, did not have to do much in his opener. He advanced in the competition after his opponent Darren Liew retired while the Indian was leading 11-4 in the first game.
World No.4 Saina defeated 64th-ranked Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria 21-16, 21-12 in the women's singles first round. The top-ranked Indian next faces Scot Kirsty Gilmour.
Tenth-ranked Sindhu lost a hard fought battle against No.18 Eriko Hirose from Japan, 19-21, 20-22 in 50 minutes.
--IANS (Posted on 16-10-2013)