# Chong Wei takes his winning streak against Wang Zhengming to 17-0
# Vivian Hoo-Khe Wei to face thrd seeds Yuanting-Yu-Yang in the semis
# V Shem-Wee Kiong fail to make the semis
By Rizal Abdullah
Malaysia’s No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei was hardly stretched in his march to the semi-finals in the USD900,000 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier in Jakarta on Friday when his quarter-final opponent Wang Zhengming of China retired injured in the second set.
The Malaysian ace was leading 21-16, 9-2 when Zhengming called quits after 28 minutes. With the win Chong Wei took his head to head count over Zhengming to an impressive 17-0.
The 34-year-old Chong Wei is a strong favourite for the title after top seed Chen Long pulled out at the eleventh hour while third seed Lin Dan was shown the exit by Indonesia’s Christie Jonatan in the second round.
In the semi-finals Chong Wei will face Indonesian youngster Ihsan Maulana Mustofa. Ihsan ousted England veteran Rajiv Ouseph in a three-set thriller to secure a come-from-behind 17-21, 21-12, 21-12 win in 56 minutes.
Danish ace Jan Or Jorgensen, the winner in 2014, put an end to Jonatan’s brilliant run at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium when he crawled back for a 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 win in 62 minutes.
In the semi-finals Jorgensen will be up against China’s Tian Houwei who defeated Hong Kong’s Hu Yun 14-21, 21-15, 21-18 in 59 minutes.
Malaysia’s top women’s doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei continued with their winning run in Jakarta when they ousted yet another Indonesian pair for a place in the last four.
The Malaysians who upset world No 2 and second seeds Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Greysia Polii 21-17, 21-19 in the second round on Thursday, defeated Anggia Shitta Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut 21-14, 21-19 to saty on course for their first Open title since 2011.
Vivian Hoo-Khe Wei, however, face a tough semifinal match when they take on third seeds Tang Yuanting-Yu Yang of China. The Chinese pair won 21-17, 21-17 against Koreans Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee.
World No 1 and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain proved too strong for India’s No 8 seed Saina Nehwal in her 24-22, 21-11 win in 47 minutes. In the semifinals Marin will face China’s Wang Yihan, seeded No 4, who took 65 minutes to tame Korea’s Sung Ji-hyun 21-18, 13-21, 22-20.
Unseeded Tai Tzu Ying upset All-England champion and fifth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-18, 13-21, 21-8 and will face China’s Wang Shixian. In an all-China quarter-final Shixian was made to slog for 70 minutes for her 18-21, 21-19, 21-16 over Sun Yu.
Top seeds Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong had an easy 21-12, 21-16 win over compatriots and sixth seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol. In the semis they will meet Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. The Danes defeated China’s Lu Kai-Zheng Siwei 21-16, 21-19.
Fifth seeds Chai Biao-Hong Wei shut out Malaysia’s Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong 21-18, 21-19 to book their semi-final slot against Denmark’s Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding. The Danes defeated Japan’s Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda 21-13, 21-12
In the mixed doubles top seeds Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei of China overcame some resistance from Indonesians Alfian Eko Prestya-Annisa Saufika 21-11, 10-21, 21-14.
Their semi-final opponents are Korea’s third seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na – 21-17, 22-20 winners over China’s Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin.
QUARTER FINAL RESULTS
Tian Houwei (Chn) beat Hu Yun (Hkg) 14-21, 21-15, 21-18
Jan O Jorgsensen (Den) beat Jonatan Christie (Ina) 14-21, 21-19, 21-14
Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beat Wang Zhengming (Chn) 21-16, 9-2 (rtd)
Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (Ina) beat Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 17-21, 21-12, 21-12
Mads Conrad Petersen-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) beat Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) 21-13, 21-12
Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Kor) beat Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) 21-12, 21-16
Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) beat Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) 21-18, 21-17
Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) Lu Kai-Zheng Siwei (Chn) 21-16, 21-19
Wang Yihan (Chn) beat Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 21-18, 13-21, 21-17, 22-20
Wang Shixian (Chn) beat Sun Yu (Chn) 18-21, 21-19, 21-16
Carolina Marin (Spn) beat Saina Nehwal (Ind) 24-22, 21-11
Tai Tzu Ying (Tpe) beat Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) 21-18, 13-21, 21-8
Tang Yuanting-Yu Yang (Chn) beat Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee (Kor) 21-17, 21-17
Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek (Ned) beat Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah-Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Ina) 10-21, 24-22. 25-23
Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) beat Huang Yaqiong-Tang Jinhua (Chn) 11-21. 22-20, 21-14
Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) beat Anggia Shitta Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (Ina) 21-14, 21-19
Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) beat Alfian Eco Prestya-Annisa Saufika (Ina) 21-11, 10-21, 21-14
Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) beat Kim Astrup-Line Kjaersfeldt (Den) 21-14, 21-14
Yu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) beat Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Den) 18-21, 21-19, 21-19
Ko Syung-hyun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) beat Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin (Chn) 21-17, 22-20