Chinese Lin Dan did not need any big struggle to advance to All England men's singles final. He overpowered Chen Jin 21-12 in the first game. Chen Jin retired when the score was 11-6 in the second game. Lin Dan will meet Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who beat Indonesian big-mouthed Taufik Hidayat easily, 21-8, 21-13.
In the men's doules, six seed Lee Yong-dae and Shin Baek-cheol were downed by teammate Hwang Ji-man/Han Sang-hoon 17-21 and 18-21. Lee Yong-dae is All England 2008 champion, paired with Jung Jae-sung, and Hwang Ji-man is All England 2008 finalist with Lee Jae-jin as his partner. Hwang and Han will compete against Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China. Cai/Fu defeated Danish Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in the semifinal in straight sets, 23-21 and 21-14.
Defending women's singles champion Tine Rasmussen of Denmark made her way to the final after a hard 22-24, 25-23, and 21-15 win over tough Chinese Jiang Yanjiao. Top seed Rasmussen will play against another Chinese, Wang Yihan, in the final. Wang Yihan beat Denmark's Nanna Brosolat Jensen without striving hard 21-11, 21-7.
China put other players in the final when mixed doubles team Yu Yang and He Hanbin defeated Russian Anastasia Russkikh and Indonesian Flandy Limpele in the semi-final, 21-12 and 21-14. Korean qualifiers Ha Jung-eun and Ko Sung-hyun eliminated Ma Jin and Zheng Bo to prevent an all-Chinese final in this event.
In the women's doubles, China already make sure of claiming a title after Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei subdued South Korean Ha Jung-eun/Kim Min-jung 21-23, 21-15, and 21-17. They will face seventh seed Zhao Tingting/Zhang Yawen who downed their fourth-seeded mates, Yu Yang and Du Jing.