Sindhu, who returned to the international arena after an excellent Rio Olympics run in August, wrapped up the match in 37 minutes.

 

In pics: PV Sindhu will blow you away off-court as well!

 

The Olympic silver medallist will next face World No. 12 Sayaka Sato of Japan.

 

It was the fourth meeting between Sindhu and Bingjiao, and the Indian had earlier lost twice to this opponent with her only victory that came earlier this year in Malaysian Open. After this fixture, they have a head-to-head of 2-2.

 

The other Indian players in the tournament - Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy - advanced to the second round but it was curtains down for B Sai Praneeth in the men's singles opening round.

 

World No. 24, Jayaram, who was the runner's up of Dutch Open Grand Prix 2016, notched up a 21-15 21-16 victory over Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana.

 

Meanwhile, Swiss Open champion, Prannoy registered a hard-fought 21-13 19-21 22-20 win over Malaysia's Wei Feng Chong in a match that went over an hour.