The match continued at the same pace until Hsu Wen Chi began using a few drop shots to trouble PV Sindhu.
PV Sindhu, who won silver at the 2018 Asian Games, raced to a three-point lead at the start of the second game. However, Hsu Wen Chi cut down the lead to just a point at the interval.
The two players engaged in longer rallies after the break but PV Sindhu snatched back the lead and comfortably booked her place in the round of 16.
HS Prannoy, India’s top-ranked men’s singles player at world No. 7, had a relatively easier challenge against Mongolia’s world No. 311 Batdavaa Munkhbat. The Indian shuttler took just 25 minutes for a 21-9, 21-12 win.
Kidambi Srikanth will be in action in his round of 32 match against Yungyu Lee of the Republic of Korea later in the day.