Singapore woman badminton player Yeo Jia Min has advanced to the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Badminton World Championships after another victory.
The 20-year-old Singaporean beat Vietnam’s Vu Thi Trang 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 in her round-of-16 tie on Aug. 22, in Basel, Switzerland.
Yeo's sizzling form was not be outdone by the back pains she suffered during the second game.
Her quarter-final tie will be with either Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, the 2013 world champion, or Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.
Yeo is currently ranked world number 32 and was a former junior world number one.
Yeo defeated women’s world number one Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Aug. 20.
The 39-minute match was the biggest upset so far in this edition of the World Championships.
This makes Yeo the first Singapore women's singles player to reach World Championships quarter-finals.
Yeo has outdone Li Li in 2005 and Shang Fumei in 1989.
Both of them failed to get past the last-16 stage of the women’s singles competition.
Ronald Susilo was the only male Singaporean singles player to reach the World Championships quarter-finals.
He beat China’s Chen Jin 21-19, 21-14 in 2007 in Kuala Lumpur.
You can watch the match here: