Saina Nehwal crashed out of the China Open after losing 10-21, 17-21 to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the first round on Wednesday.
Heading into the tournament, Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma will draw confidence from the fact that they have won the tournament in the past.
Saina Nehwal's match was played on court No 4 so there was no telecast or review system in place.
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches in World Championships on Wednesday to advance to the next stage in the tournament.
India's star badminton players PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are in different halves and they will not face each other unless they reach the final of the championship.
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of the Thailand Open on Thursday.
Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand's Phittayaporn Chaiwan by 21-17, 21-19 in a match that lasted for 39 minutes.
After PV Sindhu's withdrawal, India now have only one seeded player left in the fray in the women's singles category, in the form of Saina Nehwal.
PV Sindhu was ousted from the Indonesia Open and then the Japan Open by Akane Yamaguchi.
Sai Praneeth defeated World No.10 Kento Nishimoto from Japan in straight games in a match which lasted for 42 minutes.
PV Sindhu ended with a silver medal at the Indonesia Open as top honours continue to elude her 2019.
As the momentum grows for the World Cup 2019 semi-final between India and New Zealand, stars from other sports added their support for Team India.
This is India's second consecutive defeat in the Sudirman Cup 2019 as they lost 2-3 to Malaysia on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old Wang Zhiyi outclassed World no. 9 Saina Nehwal in a first-round match in Auckland on Wednesday.
In the last edition at Gold Coast, Australia, India had reached the quarterfinals and have been seeded eighth in this edition.
Saina Nehwal was knocked out after losing 13-21, 23-21, 16-21 against third seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in her women's singles quarterfinal.
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma won their Round of 16 matches in straight sets.
PV Sindhu cruised through her opponent while Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma had to work extra hard for their wins.