Top-seed Saina Nehwal will start her campaign against Germany's Fabienne Deprez.
This was only Carolina Marin's second tournament since her comeback from a career-threatening injury that she suffered in January.
Carolina Marin will be missing out on the World Championships to allow her injured knee more time to heal ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
Badminton stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Saina Nehwal recently won the Indonesia Masters, her first title in two years.
Marin suffered an injury during the first game of the Indonesia Masters final.
Indonesia Masters Final - Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Highlights: Carolina Marin was leading 10-4 before she got injured.
PV Sindhu skipped the Malaysia Masters after taking part in the Premier Badminton League.
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a 16-21, 13-21 defeat to Carolina Marin of Spain in the semifinal of the Malaysia Masters 2019.
Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Highlights: Saina Nehwal loses 16-21, 13-21 to Carolina Marin of Spain.
Saina Nehwal will face another tough test when she faces three-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain on Saturday.
Pune 7 Aces started their home leg with a 4-3 win over two-time runners-up Mumbai Rockets.
PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin face off in the Premier Badminton League season 4 opener on December 22.
PV Sindhu lost the BWF Badminton World Championships women's singles final to Carolina Marin of Spain.
Thomas Lund, secretary general of the BWF, said that the idea is to engage the fans in badminton and "make them think badminton".
PV Sindhu lost in straight games to Carolina Marin of Spain in women's singles final of BWF World Championships 2018.
PV Sindhu settled for silver medal after losing her BWF Badminton World Championships final clash to Spain's Carolina Marin.
BWF World Championships Highlights, PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin, Women's Singles Final Highlights: PV Sindhu loses 19-21, 10-21 against Carolina Marin in the final.