Jayaram, a former world No. 13 Indian, registered a 21-10, 22-20 win over Kim in a 37-year-old, who had reached the finals of Korea Open in 2015, will face Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia next.
Former national champion Sourabh Verma, who had won the $75,000 Russian Open in July and had qualified for the Indian team at 18th Asian Games after recovering from injury, lost to Japan’s Riichi Takeshita 21-19, 21-23, 16-21 to bow out of the tournament.
Jayaram dished out a clinical effort as he led 6-0 at one point.
From Online Sources