Defending champion Lakshya registered an easy 21-14, 21-15 win over Prannoy at the KD Jadhav Indoor hall in IG stadium to make a winning start to his title defence.
World No. 12, seeded seventh, Lakshya looked in complete control against world No. 9 Prannoy, avenging his Malaysia Open defeat last week.
As it happened
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand notched up a 22-20, 17-21, 21-18 win over France’s world No. 29 Margot Lambert and Anne Tran in their opener.
Among other Indians, N Sikki Reddy and her new women’s doubles partner Shruti Mishra went down fighting 17-21, 19-21 to Germany’s Linda Efler and Isabel Lohau.
Earlier, Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke knocked out two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan 21-15, 21-11, former top-10 player Shi Yuqi of China staved…