The world federation for badminton has changed the dates as per a revised schedule.
Rio Olympic champion Carolina Marin crushed Indian ace Saina Nehwal 15-5, 15-7.
Mumbai Rockets got the better of Awadhe Warriors 3-2 (4-1 on points) to keep their hopes alive in the Premier Badminton League at the BBD UPBA on Thursday.
HS Prannoy began his new year in style as he registered a stunning victory over World No. 3 Kidambi Srikanth 15-8, 15-11 in the Premier Badminton League on Tuesday.
Saina, who is recovering from an ankle injury, said that she will aim to gain full fitness during the three weeks break after the India Open next month.
Awadhe Warriors continued their rampaging run in the third season of Premier Badminton League.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has made it compulsory for the world's top 15 singles players and top 10 doubles pairs to play a minimum of 12 tournaments or face a penalty.
Gopichand termed Kidami Srikanth's feat of four Super Series titles as 'phenomenal'.
Right from the start, Sindhu looked lethal and played aggressively to outplay her opponent in straight games. She will now take on fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round.
Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No 44 Mette Poulsen of Denmark 21-19 23-21.
PV Sindhu has been playing continuously for the last three weeks, participating in the Denmark Open, French Open and the National Championship in Nagpur.
Newly-crowned national champion HS Prannoy broke into top-10 by jumping a spot in the latest BWF World rankings.
While Saina lost 18-21, 11-21 against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, world no. 11 Prannoy was stunned by 53rd ranked Cheuk Yiu Lee of Hong Kong 21-19 21-17.
Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made perfect starts to their campaigns at the China Open Super Series Premier by entering the women's singles second round with straight game wins.
Former World No.1 Saina upstaged Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu in the national finals last week to claim her third championship crown, while Prannoy stunned Kidambi Srikanth to clinch his maiden title at the 82nd edition of the event at Nagpur.
Saina, who is currently ranked World No. 11, won 21-17, 27-25 against her compatriot and Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu.
Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 to win the Badminton National Championship title.
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the women's singles semi-finals while men's world number two Kidambi Srikanth also notched up a comfortable win.