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Singapore Open: Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan are in the semi-final

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Category: Badminton News Published: 11 April 2014
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In the women’s singles quarter finals of Singapore open, the  top seed and Olympic champion Li Xuerui went past Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying in straight games, she displays better dominance in this game compare to her three-game struggle against Japan's Minatsu Mitani in second round.

Li won 21-10, 21-13 in 27 minutes to stay on course for a repeat of last year's final with defending champion and fellow Chinese Wang Yihan, who downed India's eighth seed P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-15.

Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying
Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying

Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying

Reigning women's world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand crashed out after losing 21-14, 21-12 to China's Li Han.

Defending mixed doubles champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia took just over half an hour to brush off Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann 21-8, 21-17 on their way to Saturday's semi-finals.

Singapore's mixed doubles pairing of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo lost their quarter-final match 12-21, 20-22 against China's Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin.

In the women's doubles, top seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda 21-15, 21-5 to set up a clash with Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi.

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