Japan's in-form Akane Yamaguchi triumphed in her opening match of the BWF Indonesian Masters in Bali ©Getty Images

Top seeds Akane Yamaguchi and Kento Momota were untroubled in their opening matches of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Indonesia Masters as the Japanese players progressed into the second round.

Yamaguchi has impressed during a packed schedule by winning the Denmark Open and French Open tournaments back-to-back.

Her pursuit of a third straight singles title began with a 21-12, 21-14 win over Indonesia’s Ruselli Hartawan at the Bali International Convention Center.

Yamaguchi’s second opponent at the BWF Super 750 event is set to be Kim Ga-eun, after she battled to a 21-14, 10-21, 21-15 win in an all-South Korean first round match against Sim Yu-jin.

Reigning world champion Pusarla V. Sindhu, the tournament third seed, was also a winner in the women’s singles draw.

The Indian star secured a 21-15, 21-19 win over Thailand’s Supanida Katethong to advance to the second round.

The two-time Olympic medallist is now scheduled to face Spain’s Clara Azurmendi, following her straight games 21-18, 21-14 triumph over Fitriani of Indonesia.

Momota secured safe passage through the first round of the men’s singles competition, as the world number one eyes a first BWF World Tour title of the season.

The top seed proved too strong for Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto, earning a 21-12, 21-16 victory.

Japan's French Open champion Kanta Tsuneyama suffered an early exit in the men's singles event ©Getty Images
Japan's French Open champion Kanta Tsuneyama suffered an early exit in the men's singles event ©Getty Images

A possible second round match against French Open champion Kanta Tsuneyama was dashed when his Japanese team-mate suffered a surprise exit.

Tsuneyama was beaten in three games by Lakshya Sen, with the match ending 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 in the Indian player’s favour.

Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke progressed to the second round after his opponent Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia was forced to retire when 11-9 down in the opening game.

Gemke awaits the winner of the match between France’s Toma Junior Popov and Heo Kwang-hee of South Korea.

Seeds Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei and Ng Ka-Long of Hong Kong also enjoyed wins.

Chou won two close games 22-20, 21-17 against France’s Thomas Rouxel, with the result setting up a contest against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew.

Ng overcame Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 21-16, 21-19 in his first-round contest.

He is now due to face Japan’s Koki Watanabe, who was a 21-12, 21-14 winner against Kantaphon Wangchareon of Thailand.

The remaining first round matches in the men’s and women’s singles draw are scheduled to take place tomorrow.