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Patna : Top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong, 23, Thailand, 4th seed Saina Nehwal, 31, India, and World World No 162 Ira Sharma, 21, India,  reached the quarter-finals of Orleans Masters, a BWF Tour Super 100 event in France, on March 25, 2021.

World No 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong beat Ophelia Casier, 21, France, 21-11, 21-5 in 2nd round in just 26 minute to sail into the quarter-finals of the event. All England Open Badminton Championships finalist Chochuwong won 42 rallies in the match to just 16 by Casier. She won 9 consecutive points during the match to 3 by Casier. It was first meeting between the two players.

World No 20 Saina Nehwal battled past World No 65 Marie  Batomene, 26, France, in three-games in 2nd round to reach QFs of the event. Saina beat Batomener 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 in 51 minutes rallying back from one game down. Saina won 60 rallies in the match to 46 by Batomene. She won 5 consecutive points in the match to 4 by batomene. It was first match between the two players.

World No 162 Ira Sharma beat World No 71 Mariya Mitsova, 24, Bulgaria, in straight games 21-18, 21-13 in 32 minutes in 2nd round. Ira won 42 rallies in the match to 31 by Mariya. She won 7 consecutive points during the match to 4 by the Bulgarian. The two players are now locked 1-1 Head to Head.