Yufei Chen is one win away from gaining her second Badminton World Federation World Tour title in succession after she beat South Korea’s Ji Hyun Sung today to advance into the final of the Swiss Open.
The Chinese world number two, winner of the All England Championships last week, beat her opponent in today’s match 21-14, 21-15 at the Super 300 event at the St. Jakobshalle.
She is now set to play Japan's Saena Kawakami, who beat Beiwen Zhang from the United States 21-19, 21-17 in the other semi-final.
In the men’s event, the Chinese top seed is also into the final after Shi Yuqi beat Indonesia’s Asian Games bronze medallist Anthony Ginting 21-9, 21-17.
The 23-year-old, who like Chen on the women’s side is also the world number two, will now face off against India's Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati.
World number 22 Bhamidipati beat the reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in a surprise result 21-18, 21-13.
A separate tournament has also been ongoing this week in Lingshui in China and the men’s singles final at that event will also pitch China against China.
Liu Haichao is scheduled to play Weng Hongyang after they beat Malaysia’s Iskandar Zulkarinain and India’s Lakshya Sen respectively in the Super 100 event at the Agile Stadium of Lingshui Culture and Sport Square.
Those matches finished 21-9, 20-22, 21-16 and 21-9, 12-21, 21-17.
China also have a player in the women’s singles final, where Zhang Yiman, the top seed, is due to play South Korea’s Ga Eun Kim.
Yiman advanced with a 21-19, 21-15 win over another South Korean Yu Jin Sim, while second seed Kim made it through by beating her compatriot Hyo Min Kim 21-13, 21-14.