Men's Action: Lee Chong Wei is poised to become the first Malaysian to win the Korean Open men's singles title after another stellar performance defeating Wacha Prezmyslaw 21-17, 21-12 in 28 minutes. Chong Wei will meet Dane Peter-Gade Christensen. Christensen didn't even step onto the court in his semifinal as Indonesia’s Simon Santoso conceded a walkover. In five meetings Christensen has never been able to beat the Malaysian and recently lost to him last month, however Christensen is a three time title holder of the Korean Open crown.
Men’s Doubles: Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung beat Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark 21-11, 21-7. They will take on fellow Danes Boe Mathias-Carsten Mogensen. Mathias-Mogensen beat Taiwan’s Fang Chieh-min-Lee Mu-sheng 21-16, 21-14 in a thrilling match to reach Sunday's final.
In Women's Action: The top women's single player from Denmark Tine Rasmussen has her sights set on regaining the world number one spot by beating Wang Chen of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-11 to reach the women's final. Rasmussen won the Malaysian Open last week and will meet France’s Pi Hongyan. The French player upset the current world number one player Zhou Mi of Hong Kong 23-21, 19-21, 21-12.
Women's Doubles: Lee Hyo Jung and Lee Kyung Won of Korea beat Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China 21-16, 18-21, 21-10. And in the other semi-final Cheng Wen Hsing and her partner Chien Yu Chin of Taiwan beat Gao Ling and Wei Yili of China 21-15, 21-17. This sets up a Korean/Taiwanese final.
Mixed Doubles: India's Jwala Gutta and V. Diju finished off their tournament with a loss to Thailand's Songphon Anugritayawon and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul in the semifinal in Seoul today. Diju and Gutta fought hard falling short 19-21, 20-22 to the fourth seeded pair.
Anugritayawon and Voravichitchaikul will face off in the final against Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung of South Korea.
This was in January 17th, 2009