Law became the only player to represent Singapore in men’s singles after Jason Teh was eliminated in the season opener. Te, who is ranked 86th in the world, lost to Mark Carju of the Netherlands 13-21, 14-21.
In the men’s doubles, the pair of Terry Hee and Lo Keen Haeng also started their campaign with a win. They defeated France’s Kristpopov and Thomas Jr. Popov, who he 21-17 21-18, and then face Malaysia’s Onyushin and Teo Yei.
However, Hee and Jessica Tan advanced to the next round of mixed doubles with byes. The husband-and-wife duo, who recently won gold at the Commonwealth Her Games, will next face Japan’s No. 12 seeds Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo.
The women’s singles event will not feature Yeo Jia Min, Singapore’s top-ranked women’s singles player, who announced her withdrawal from the tournament last week.
In an Instagram post, the world-ranked 18th-ranked woman said she had contracted COVID-19 after returning from the Commonwealth Games, her second time contracting the virus.
Although Yeo has since recovered, her polymerase chain reaction test results remain positive and she cannot enter Japan.