In the women’s singles quarter finals of Singapore open, the top seed and Olympic champion Li Xuerui went past Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying in straight games, she displays better dominance in this game compare to her three-game struggle against Japan's Minatsu Mitani in second round.
Li won 21-10, 21-13 in 27 minutes to stay on course for a repeat of last year's final with defending champion and fellow Chinese Wang Yihan, who downed India's eighth seed P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-15.
Reigning women's world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand crashed out after losing 21-14, 21-12 to China's Li Han.
Defending mixed doubles champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia took just over half an hour to brush off Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann 21-8, 21-17 on their way to Saturday's semi-finals.
Singapore's mixed doubles pairing of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo lost their quarter-final match 12-21, 20-22 against China's Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin.
In the women's doubles, top seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda 21-15, 21-5 to set up a clash with Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi.