Ratchanok Intanon to meet Akane Yamaguchi in BWF Finals semis

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Ratchanok Intanon to set up her 6th meetings with Akane Yamaguchi in the 2017 season on Saturday. (photo: AP)
Ratchanok Intanon to set up her 6th meetings with Akane Yamaguchi in the 2017 season on Saturday. (photo: AP)

Dubai: Despite her loss to Chen Yufei of China in the final group stage on Friday, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has cruised into the last four of BWF Super Series Finals, and to go any further, she’ll have to do beat Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Saturday.

The World No. 6 had earlier defeated World No. 5 Sung Ji-Hyun on Wednesday and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying on Thursday in their Group B matches at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

In other women’s singles semi-final, India’s World No. 3 PV Sindhu was drawn to face China’s 19-year-old Chen Yufei in the women’s singles semi-finals.

Sindhu is no stranger to the BWF Finals semi-final. She also reached the last four in 2016, but bowed out to Korean player Sung Ji-Hyun 15-21, 21-18, 15-21 in a 76 minutes thriller.

The semi-finals will be played on Saturday in two sessions. The first session will be from 10am to 3 pm that feature:
Women’s doubles
Yu Xiaohan/Huang Yaqiong (China) vs Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (Japan)

Men’s doubles
Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (Japan) vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Women’s doubles
Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto (Japan) vs Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark)

Men’s doubles
Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan (China) vs Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (Denmark)

Mixed doubles
Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping (China) vs Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (Hong Kong)

Meanwhile, the second session will be from 4pm to 9 pm, which include matches below:

Women’s singles
Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) vs Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)

Men’s singles
Shi Yuqi (China) vs Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)

Mixed doubles
Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia) vs Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (China)

Women’s singles
PV Sindhu (India) vs Chen Yufei (China);

Men’s singles
Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) vs Son Wan Ho (Korea)

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