Semi Final Day promised to be action packed and full of potential shocks. The first of the semi finals in the Women’s Singles brought the first shock of the day as 6th seeded Jiang Yanjiao defeated top seed Wang Lin in the first of the all-Chinese semi finals in the event.
Peter Gade reached the final of the Men’s Singles after a two set victory over Kenichi Tago in their semi final encounter, Gade winning 21-12, 21-13. Lee Chong Wei also secured his place in the final with a two game victory over Bao Chunlai in the other semi final, the top seed winning 21-17, 21-12.
This will be the second time the two players have played in a Super Series final this year, with Peter Gade taking the title in Korea over Lee Chong Wei in a fantastic three game match in the early part of the year.
Wang Yihan started impressively against unseeded Wang Xin in the other all-Chinese semi final of the Women’s Singles, taking the opening game 21-8. Her opponent faught back to win the second game 21-13 to set up a final game, it was a game that Wang Yihan never trailed in and took 21-17 to book her place in Sunday’s final.
The order of play for tomorrow starts with the Women’s Singles final, followed on by the mixed doubles final with unseeded Polish pair Mateusiak and Kostiuczyk taking on Widianto and Natsir of Indonesian, seeded 3.
Then comes the Men’s Singles Final, a chance for Peter Gade to win his first Super Series title of the year. Another all-Chinese affair comes on after the Men’s Singles, with Du and Yu playing Ma and Wang in the Women’s Doubles final. The final game of the day is the Men’s Doubles final between Koreans Lee and Jung, seeded 3 against Paaske and Rasmussen of Denmark, seeded 7th.
Play begins on Sunday at 1pm local time.