Saina Nehwal will take to court on Wednesday in the first round of the India Open Grand Prix here.
It could be smooth sailing for her as the top shuttlers from a round the world are missing. The event will go on till December 19.
Meanwhile, Indians Mundra Dahinje, Tanvi Lad and Sanyogita Ghorpade entered the main draw after registering straight-game victories. Dahinje beat Sujana Shrestha 21-6, 21-10 in 17 minutes, before getting past Jaqueline Rose Kunnath 21-14, 21-3.
Sanyogita Ghorpade defeated Bangladesh's Aktar Shapla 21-17, 21-4 and then beat another Bangla player, Dulali Hulder 21-6, 21-14 to reach the main draw. Tanvi Lad, who got a bye in the first qualifying round, smashed Rozina Akter 21-4, 21-4 in 14 minutes to make the cut.