Lee Chong Wei was in dominant form, as he has been for most of 2010 with an impressive performance over Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen. Lee Chong Wei took an opening tight game 22-20, before demolishing Nguyen in the second game, taking the second game and the match 21-11. Peter Gade looked set for the final and a rematch with the top seed, taking in the opening game 21-11 against Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana. However, the Thai player had other ideas and took the 2nd game 21-12 to tie the match at 1-1. He completed his disposal of the 4th seeded Gade with a final game score of 21-16 to Ponsana.
The top seed Wang Yihan looked set for the final after her opening game victory against unseeded Bae Youn Joo 21-17, but the Korean woman shocked the top seed by winning the next two games and completed an unlikely victory over the Chinese top seed, winning the match 17-21, 21-13, 21-19. There is one Chinese woman in the final though, Wang Xin defeated Japan’s Eriko Hirose in two games to set up a final against Bae, winning 21-13, 21-17.
The Men’s Doubles final will be between the top seeds from Malaysia Koo and Tan after their three game victory over Chai and Zhang of China, winning the match 21-19, 16-21, 21-15. They will play Guo and Xu of China, the 6th seeds after they defeated 4th seeded Chandra and Gunawan of Indonesia in three games, 13-21, 21-13, 21-13.
The Women’s Doubles final is an all-Chinese affair between the top two seeds. Ma and Jin, seeded 1 defeated the 3rd seeded Chin and Wong of Malaysia 20-22, 21-12, 21-17 to set up a clash with Du and Yu, the 2nd seeds. They defeated Jung and Yoo of Korea 21-11, 21-13 to set up the all-Chinese final.
In the Mixed Doubles, two unseeded seeds with glowing reputation face each other. The 2009 world champions Laybourn and Rytter Juhl, who beat the 8th seeded Thai partnership of Prapakamol and Thoungthongkam in two games to book their place in the final, 21-18, 21-18. The other couple is the emerging partnership of 2010 to date, Tao and Zhang of China who defeated Chou and Chen of Chinese Taipei 21-7, 21-18 to set up a final against the Danish world champions.