Defending champions of Indonesia Open super series championship in women's and men's singles groups, Indian Saina Nehwal and Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, are seeking chances to retain their champions through their semifinal matches scheduled on Saturday.
Saina Nehwal, seeded No. 4 in women's singles, would play Chinese Taipei rising star Cheng Shao Chieh in the semifinals. Cheng stopped two Chinese seeded shuttlers, No. 1 Wang Shixian and No. 7 Liu Xin, to obtain the semifinal berth.
In another women's singles semifinal match, two Chinese seeded shuttlers, No. 6 Jian Yanjiao and No. 3 Wang Yihan, will trash each other to get into the final round of the championship that provides 600,000 US dollars in total rewards.
The No. 1 men' s single shuttler Lee would play No. 4 Chen Long, the only Chinese men's shuttler qualified into the semis. Danish Peter Gade would contend Sho Sasaki in another semifinal match.
In men's doubles, Indonesia and China placed two pairings that would contend in both two semifinal matches. Indonesia's Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan, seeded No. 7, would take on No. 3 Yun Cai/Fu Haifeng.
Meanwhile, non-seeded Indonesian pairing Muhammad Ahsan/Bona Septano would challenge No. 8 Chai Biao/Guo Zhendong from China in the other semifinal match.
Women's doubles, No. 1 pairing from China Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang will contend Danish pairing Christina Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl. Other women's doubles semifinal will be pitch Indonesian non-seeded pair Vita Marissa/Nadya Melati against Japanese seeded pair, the no. 4 Mizuki Fujii/Reika Kakiiwa.
In mixed doubles, Indonesian seeded shuttlers, No. 4 Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir will face No. 8 tandem from Denmark Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl.
No. 1 mixed doubles pair from China Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei will meet Chinese Taipei non-seeded shuttlers Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing to get into the final round.