Saina Nehwal , on the other hand, had to sweat it out to beat Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-8, 18-21 and reach pre-quarterfinals.
Kashyap in last 16Top Indian male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has booked his place in the pre-quarterfinals of singles event after notching up a straight games win over Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei.
World number nine Kashyap won his first round match 21-17, 21-18 in 43 minutes at the National Indoor Arena. He now runs into seventh seed Kenichi Tago of Japan. Sourabh Verma, who made came through the qualifiers, was the other Indian who made it to the round of 16 in the men's singles event.
Verma beat Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia 10-21, 21-14, 24-22 in a hard-fought 59-minute duel. He now faces eighth seed Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam in the pre-uarters.