Saina Nehwal is the top seed for the tournament, which features none of the top Chinese stars.
However, Saina did face a Chinese competitor in her first round game. Her competition Li Han was good, but not good enough to beat the Olympic Bronze medalist.
Saina dominated in the first set and won it comfortably by a 21-11 margin. However, Li was determined and fought back well, winning the second 21-16. The third set was neck-to-neck, but the experience of Saina played a role in her win, as she wrapped up the set 21-19 at the end.
With this win, she moves into the second round of the French Super Series, with it putting smiles on millions of Indian faces.