The world No. 14 easily defeated world No. 43 Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso 21-14, 21-12 in 30 minutes at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta yesterday.
Kian Meng-Pei Jing would be relieved to clear their first-round hurdle following a disastrous outing at the Malaysian Masters last week.
They were annihilated 17-21, 4-21 by world No. 61 Ricky Karandasuwardi-Pia Zebadiah Bernadet of Indonesia.
Kian Meng-Pei Jing will aim to impress in Jakarta this week and put their Tokyo Olympic qualification bid back on track.
Now ranked 16th, they find themselves in a race against time to break into the top eight in the Race to Tokyo rankings by the April 30 cut-off date.
The seventh-ranked Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and 10th-ranked Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai are ahead of them currently.
Malaysia can be represented by as many as two pairs if both are ranked in the top eight.
Meanwhile, Peng Soon-Liu Ying also cruised to the last 16 with a straight forward 21-17, 21-17 win over Germany’s Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Herttrich.
Liew Daren failed to make it to the men’s singles tournament proper.
The 2018 World Championships bronze medallist went down 18-21, 12-21 to South Korean Heo Kwang-hee in the first qualifying round.
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