In the next round, Saina will take on Malvika Bansod, who defeated Samiya Imad Farooqui 21-18 21-9.
The Indian mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out in the opening round.
Ashwini Ponnappa lost in both the women's' doubles and mixed doubles semifinals partnering Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila respectively.
Former world No. 1 Srikanth cut a sorry figure as he went down 19-21, 17-21 to France's Toma Junior Popov in a men's singles quarterfinal.
Lakshya Sen crashed out after losing to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 17-21, 21-16, 17-21 in the quarterfinals.
The Indian duo stunned the second-seeded Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the opening round.
Mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa produced a spirited performance before going down narrowly to top seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the semifinals.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa stunned world No. 6 pair of Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia in a nail-biting mixed doubles quarterfinal.
World No. 26 Satwik and Ashwini showed their grit as they recovered from a mid-game slump to outwit sixth seeds Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti 22-20, 17-21, 21-17.
World No 5 Sindhu reached the semifinals at India Open and Singapore Open, besides a couple of quarterfinal appearances at Indonesia and ABC but a title has remained elusive.