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Patna :  Sixth seed  P V Sindhu, the 2019 World Champion, 25, India, entered the women’s singles quarter-finals of Toyota Thailand Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1,000 Badminton tournament, at Bangkok, Thailand, on January 21, 2021.

Top seed Tai Tzu Ying, 26, Taiwan,  reigning Olympic champion and 5th seed Carolina Marin, 27, Spain,  4th seed Ratchanok Intanon, 25, Thailand, and 7th seed A N Se Young, 18, South Korea, also marched into the QFs of the tournament on January 21, 2021.

Sindhu, the 2016 Olympic Games Silver Medallist, beat World No 92 Kisona Selvaduray, 22, Malaysia, in straight games 21-10, 21-12 in 35 minutes in 2nd round. Sindhu won 42 rallies in the match to 22 by Kisona. She won 8 consecutive points in the match to 3 by Kisona. It was first meeting between the two players.

Top seed Tai Tzu Ying beat World No 21 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, 21, Indonesia, in straight games 22-20, 21-16 in 33 minutes in 2nd round. Tai Tzu won 43 rallies in the match to 36 by Tunjung. Both the players won 5 consecutive points each in the match. Tai now leads Tunjung 7-0 Head to Head.

5th Seed Carolina Marin, who had won the Yonex Thailand Open singles titles on January 17, 2021, beat Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, 26, Denmark, 21-19, 21-16 in 45 minutes in 2nd round. Carolina won 42 rallies in the match to 35 by Line Hojmark. The Spainiard won 6 consecutive points in the match to 4 by the Dane. Carolina now leads Line Hojmark 9-0 Head to Head.

4th Seed Ratchanok Intanon beat Sung Ji Hyun, 29, South Korea, in a three-game thriller 19-21, 24-22, 21-17 in 76 minutes in 2nd round. Intanon, the 2013 World Champion, won 64 rallies in the match to 60 Sung. She won 10 consecutive points during the match to 5 by Sung, the World No 14. Intanon now leads Sung 13-10 Head to Head.

World No 9 A N Se Young, South Korea, beat Yeo Jia Min, 21, Singapore, 21-15, 21-7 in 34 minutes in 2nd round. Young won 42 rallies in the match to 22 by Min. The South Korean won 6 consecutive points in the match to 3 by Min. Young nowleads Min 2-1 Head to Head.