Lakshya, who had finished runners-up at Dutch Open last Sunday, dished out a superb performance to outclass national champion Sourabh 21-9, 21-7 in 26 minutes.
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Denmark Open also restarts the BWF World Tour following a suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the men's team, which is already through to the quarter-finals, suffered a 1-4 defeat in their last group match, setting them up against Denmark in the last-eight stage
Saina Nehwal had to concede her match after losing the first game 20-22 against Spain's Clara Azurmendi as she developed discomfort in her groin area.
With Saina Nehwal and the Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair back in the team, India will look to forget the Sudirman Cup disappointment and produce a strong performance in the men's and women's team events
The absence of double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and the men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hurt India's prospects
India have been drawn in Group A alongside defending champions China, three-time semi-finalists Thailand and hosts Finland in the BWF tournament, which comprises two singles and three doubles matches in a tie.
The likes of VVS Laxman, Saina Nehwal, Mirabai Chanu and many other prominent sportspersons also took to Twitter to share their wishes with the PM.
BAI also on Sunday named a 12-member Indian team for the Sudirman Cup, which is slated to take place from 26 September to 3 October in Finland.
The prestigious World Mixed Team Championship is scheduled to be held in Vantaa, Finland from 26 September to 3 October.
Saina Nehwal congratulates Yogi Adityanath on BJP win in local polls; RLD chief calls her 'sarkari shuttler'
The BJP on Saturday claimed to have swept the elections to the posts of the district panchayat chief even as the SP alleged that the ruling party "kidnapped" voters and used "force" to stop them from voting.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala helps India's top athletes when they're at their most vulnerable
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's elbow in 2019. Boxer Manish Kaushik's bicep in June 2020. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat's knee after Rio 2016. Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala has operated on many of India's Tokyo 2020 medal hopefuls besides many of India's sports legends.
Battling injuries and indifferent form, Saina, 31, couldn't make her fourth Olympics after the sport's governing body, BWF, cancelled the last three qualifiers due to the pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Inconsistency cost Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth more than cancellation of qualifying events
Would it be right to just blame the cancellation of tournaments for Saina and Srikanth missing out on Tokyo participation? And the answer would be an emphatic No.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal's qualification hopes end as BWF says no further events till Games
Former world no 1 Srikanth and London Games bronze-medallist Saina's hopes were all but dashed when the last of the Olympic qualifiers in Singapore was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Badminton at Olympics: PV Sindhu’s 2016 silver, Saina Nehwal’s 2012 bronze constitute total medal haul
Sports like athletics have featured in the Olympics since they were launched in 1896, but badminton was included in the Games only 29 years ago in Barcelona, and hence boasts a far smaller community of Olympians, particularly in India.
Kidambi Srikanth still hopeful about Olympic qualification; shuttlers assured of Tokyo berth take break
The BWF, however, said it "will issue a further statement on Tokyo Olympics qualifying at a later date."
Chances of Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth qualifying for Tokyo Olympics all but over as BWF cancels Singapore Open
The Singapore Open, a Super 500 event on the BWF World Tour, was the last tournament offering Race To Tokyo ranking points inside the Olympic qualifying window.
"All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent surge in cases left no choice but to postpone the tournament," Badminton World Federation said in a statement.