Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth in the quarterfinals


Prime Time Zone, Sports: Indian star shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters. France’s Marie Batomene won 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 in the Super 100 Series in Paris on Thursday. Saina, who lost the first game 18-21, then bounced back and took complete control of the opposition. Saina showed her old form in the match which lasted for 51 minutes. Ira Sharma from India also reached the quarterfinals. She advanced to the quarterfinals with a 21-18, 21-13 victory over Maria Mitsova of Bulgaria in the second round. In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals with a 21-17, 21-20 victory over Kim Jun Wee of Malaysia.