Sun Yingsha was one of the top names to move forward in the women's singles ©Getty Images

Top seeds in the men's and women's singles moved into the round of 16 at the Singapore Smash today, with China's world number one Sun Yingsha maintaining her position as the highest-ranked female player in the tournament.

Sun had no issues making it through her last-32 match with an 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 victory over compatriot Kuai Man, setting up a tie with team-mate Liu Shiwen who won 11-7, 11-7, 13-11 against Germany's Xiaona Shan.

Quarter-finals opponents could come from either Japan's Hina Hayata or Hong Kong's Lee Ho Ching, who both picked up victories today.

World number six Hayata won in straight games 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 over Singapore's Goi Rui Xuan while Lee came from a game down to defeat Suh Hyo-won of South Korea 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-4.

Fourth in the world Wang Manyu of China ran out an easy winner by an 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 score line against Georgina Pota of Hungary and now takes on Puerto Rico's Adriana Diaz in the next round who defeated Jieni Shao of Portugal 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.

Thailand's Suthasini Sawettabut won in five games to make it through too, beating Slovakia's Barbora Balazova 8-11, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10, 11-2.

Her next opponent is Austrian Sofia Polcanova who defeated Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem 4-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-6.

Ma Long is one of eight players in the men's singles who made it into the last-16 ©Getty Images
Ma Long is one of eight players in the men's singles who made it into the last-16 ©Getty Images

Men's world number two Ma Long from China progressed despite dropping a set to Nigerian world 11 Quadri Aruna, winning 11-4, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, and now takes on world number 13 Wang Chuqin who won 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 over England's Liam Pitchford.

Slovenian world number 12 Darko Jorgic won a dramatic match with China's Lin Shidong 10-12, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, setting up a showdown with Chinese Taipei world number seven Lin Yun-Ju who won 11-6, 11-6, 11-7.

Kristian Karlsson went to the limit with Portugal's Joao Geraldo, beating him 12-14, 12-10, 11-9, 12-10.

He takes on German Benedikt Duda who defeated Karlsson's compatriot Truls Moregard 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7.

Liang Jingkun of China defeated Austrian Robert Gardos 12-10, 4-11, 11-6, 11-5 and next faces Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan, who won 15-13, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 against Tomislav Pucar of Croatia.