Akane Yamaguchi came from behind in the deciding game to beat Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi ©Getty Images

Reigning world champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan came through a thrilling battle against Indonesian teenager Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi to advance to the women’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in Manila in the Philippines.

Yamaguchi was on the brink of defeat as she trailed 18-14 in the decider before winning seven of the next eight points to complete a 21-23, 21-9, 21-19 win over the 19-year-old at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.

The Japanese ace will next face Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong, who defeated another Indonesian opponent in Putri Kusuma Wardani 21-12, 21-11.

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu of India and China’s He Bing Jiao are into the quarter-finals after beating Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi of Singapore and Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia in straight games, respectively.

China's He has been joined in the last eight by compatriot Wang Zhi Yi who overcame India’s Saina Nehwal 12-21, 21-7, 21-13 to set up a meeting with Wen Chi Hsu of Chinese Taipei who also had to battle hard to defeat Myanmar’s Thuzar Thet Htar 21-12, 13-21, 21-19.

Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi was pushed all the way by Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min before claiming a 21-12, 14-21, 21-16 victory.

Takahashi will next tackle South Korea’s An Se-young who was a 21-7, 21-19 winner against China’s Zhang Yi Man.

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is one of three Indonesian players through to the quarter-finals of the men's singles in Manila ©Getty Images
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is one of three Indonesian players through to the quarter-finals of the men's singles in Manila ©Getty Images

After Japanese top seed Kento Momota was knocked out in the opening round of the men’s singles yesterday, his conqueror Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia continued his dream run at the event.

Dwi Wardoyo played the big points well as he clinched a 21-19, 22-20 win over Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong.

He will now take on China’s Li Shifeng who saw off Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei 22-20, 23-21 in another hard-fought last-16 encounter.

Three Indonesian players made it through to the quarter-finals including Jonatan Christie who downed Malaysia’s Liew Daren 21-14, 13-21, 21-19 to seal a meeting with Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew, who defeated Japan’s Koki Watanabe 21-16, 21-6.

World number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is the other Indonesian quarter-finalist after getting the better of Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 13-21, 21-13.

Ginting has now secured a clash with China’s Weng Hong Yang who also emerged victorious from a tight match, prevailing against India’s Srikanth Kidambi 21-16, 17-21, 21-17.

The other quarter-final will see Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama and Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia battle it out for a place in the last four after beating Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam and Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in straight games, respectively.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.