In the all-Chinese women's singles semi-finals, Li Xuerui packed off Xin Liu in 32 minutes. She will face second seed Wang Shixian who bounced back from the loss of the first set to beat third seed Wang Yihan in 58 minutes of the thrilling battle of two Wangs. Shixian also defeated Yihan in last month's All England.
Shixian prevails in battle of WangsShixian prevails in battle of Wangs
After losing the first set, Shixian found her rhythm battled brilliantly to snatch the second set. In the deciding third set, the players were moving neck and neck till 20-all, with Yihan's errors on the big points of the close decider allowed Shixian converted her second match-point.
The results (semifinals):
Men: Singles: 1-Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt 7-Du Pengyu (Chn) 21-17, 19-21, 21-14; 2-Chen Long (Chn) bt 4-Jan O Jorgensen (Den) 21-15, 21-23, 21-19.
Men's Doubles: 3-Liu Xiaolong & Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt 1-Hiroyuki Endo & Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) 21-19, 21-19; 2-Mathias Boe & Cartsen Mogensen (Den) bt Maneepong Jongjit & Nipitphon Puangpuapech (Tha) 21-15, 21-15.
Women: Singles: 1-Li Xuerui (Chn) bt Xin Liu (Chn) 21-12, 21-13; 2-Wang Shixian (Chn) bt 3-Wang Yihan (Chn) 15-21, 21-7, 22-20.
Women's Doubles: Kyung Eun Jung & Ha Na Kim (Kor) bt 1-Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) 21-18, 21-18; Yuangtin Tang & Yang Yu (Chn) bt 6-Ma Jin & Wang Xiaoli (Chn) 21-12, 21-13.
Mixed doubles: 3-Joachim Fischer Nielsen & Christinna Pedersen (Den) bt 1-Zhang Nan & Zhao Yunlei (Chn) 14-21, 21-6, 21-18; 4-Sung Hyun Ko & Ha Na Kim (Kor) bt 2-Tontowi Ahmad & Lillyana Natsir (Den) 22-20, 21-18.