China's Lu Guangzu is through to the semi-finals of the men's singles event ©Getty Images

Chinese players make up three of the eight spots left across the men's and women's singles events of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in India.

In the men’s singles, China’s Lu Guangzu is through to the semi-finals after he beat fourth seed and home favourite Sai Praneeth 21-10, 19-21, 21-14 at the BWF World Tour Super 300 event at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow.

The sixth seed will now play eighth seed Sitthikom Thammasin from Thailand, who advanced after beat India's Parupalli Kashyap 21-16, 21-19.

India’s third seed Sameer Verma flies the flag for the host nation as he advanced to the semi-finals with an 21-18, 16-21, 21-11 win over China’s Zhou Zeqi.

Verma will face Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo next after she overcame compatriot Vicky Angga Saputra 21-17, 21-19 in the quarter-finals.

In the women’s semi-finals, China are guaranteed a finalist as seventh seed Li Xuerui will face fourth seed Han Yue.

Li beat India’s Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka 21-9, 19-21, 21-12 as her compatriot ousted Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21-13, 21-14.

India also have a top seed in the women’s singles semi-finals as Saina Nehwal progressed.

The second seed and former world number one beat compatriot Rituparna Das to set up a last four match with Indonesia’s Ruselli Hartawan.

China's Han Yue has to face her compatriot Li Xuerui for a chance to progress to the women's singles final ©Getty Images
China's Han Yue has to face her compatriot Li Xuerui for a chance to progress to the women's singles final ©Getty Images

Unseeded Hartawan battled past China’s fifth seed Zhang Yiman 23-21, 11-21, 21-11 to advance.

Elsewhere, second seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto continued their run in the men’s doubles event as they overcame China’s Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong, 21-16, 21-9.

The Indonesian pair will face Russia’s seventh seeds Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in the semi-final.

In the other half of the draw, Denmark’s fifth seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen will take on India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.

In the women’s doubles, both semi-finals are set to be tight affairs.

Indonesia’s Della Destriara Haris and Rizki Amelia Pradipta will face Malaysia’s Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean in a battle of the second and third seeds.

In the second semi-final, Russia’s fifth seeds Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova will face fourth seeds from India, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy.

Indonesia’s pairs will go head to head in the mixed doubles semi-finals as Alfian Eko Prasetya and Marsheilla Gischa Islami go up against Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari.

India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and China’s Qu Xuanyi and Feng Xueying make up the last four.