Guru, who had to endure a series of serious injuries of late, started his campaign with a bang as he brushed aside Malaysia's Ai Wei Jian 21-13, 21-9 in the opening match, before prevailing over Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-15, 21-8 in the second clash of the qualifiers.

Pranaav and Ashwini, too, made a positive start to their campaign in mixed doubles as they beat German combo of Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich 21-19, 21-17 in the first round. The Indian pair then defeated local shuttlers Cham Chen and Susan Wang 21-14, 21-6 to make it to the main draw.

Other Indians, including Olympic bronze medallist and defending champion Saina Nehwal, World no. 4 K Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap, will start their campaign on Wednesday.

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, PV Sindhu and Commonwealth Games silver medallist duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, will also be seen in action on Wednesday.

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