Hina Hayata swept aside Choi Hyojoo with a straight-game triumph ©Getty Images

Hina Hayata and Minami Ando are set to meet in an all-Japanese quarter-final at the World Table Tennis Star Contender Doha in Qatar.

Sixth seed Hayata produced a ruthless performance to see off Choi Hyojoo of South Korea with an 11-4. 11-9, 11-9 triumph at the Lusail Sports Arena.

Ando stormed back from two games down to beat another South Korean in Shin Yubin 9-11, 6-1, 11-7, 11-4, 11-2.

Japan almost had a third player in the women’s singles quarter-final, only for Miyu Nagasaki to let slip a two-game lead.

India’s Archana Girish Kamath showed her grit and determination to upset Nagasaki with a 11-13, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 success.

Kamath will next face Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem, who defeated compatriot Lee Ho Ching 16-14, 10-12, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8.

Bruna Takahashi of Brazil and Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska will face each other in the last eight after they both won in straight games.

Liam Pitchford has booked his place into the quarter-finals in Doha ©Getty Images
Liam Pitchford has booked his place into the quarter-finals in Doha ©Getty Images

Takahashi downed India’s Sreeja Akula 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 and Pesotska downed Indonesia’s Xiaoxin Yang 14-12, 11-6, 11-6.

There was also a straight game victory for Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut who beat Hong Kong’s NG Wing Nam 11-7, 11-8, 11-9.

Sawettabut will meet South Korea’s Jeon Jihee who overcame Japan’s Saki Shibata 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8.

In the men’s singles competition, fourth seed Liam Pitchford of England defeated Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 in the round of 16.

Pitchford will hope to continue his run as he tackles Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting, who edged out Austria’s Robert Gardos 11-9. 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8.

France’s Simon Gauzy swept aside Sweden’s Kristian Karlsson with a 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 victory to set up a meeting with Brazil’s Hugo Calderano, who came from a game down to defeat South Korea’s Lim Jonghoon.

There were also last-16 victories for Croatia’s Andrey Gacina, Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic, Finland’s Benedek Olah and South Korea’s Lee Sangsu.