Hugo Calderano earned a place in the men's singles quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Top seed Hugo Calderano booked his place in the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender event in Doha.

The Brazilian came through a tough last-16 tie against Germany’s Dang Qiu in the men’s singles competition at the Lusail Sports Arena.

Calderano earned an 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 win in the contest.

He will now face Sweden’s Kristian Karlsson, who came from a game down to beat India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4.

Second seed Lin Yun-ju of Chinese Taipei recorded an 11-4, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5 win over Sweden’s Anton Källberg to reach the last eight.

Lin will play Lim Jong-hoon of South Korea for the right to feature in the semi-finals.

The remaining men’s singles quarter-finals will see Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna play China’s Zhou Qihao, while Croatia’s Andrej Gacina takes on Xue Fei of China.

South Korea’s Jeon Ji-hee is the highest-ranked player in the women’s singles draw, with the third seed coming through a close match with Romania’s Elizabeta Samara.

Jeon emerged as a 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8 winner.

The South Korean will face Japan’s Miyu Kato in the quarter-finals.

An all-South Korea semi-final is possible, with Joo Cheon-hui set to face Germany’s Han Ying in the top half of the draw.

China’s Zhang Rui and Chinese Taipei’s Chen Szu-yu are due to meet in another quarter-final match, with the winner facing either Yang Xiaoxin of Monaco or Japan’s Miyuu Kihara.