Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na, Korea – Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir, Indonesia
The two pairs played each other five times before and that has give the Indonesians a 3-2 lead. All matches have been in two sets. Two of them were played this year. Ahmad/Natsir won at the World Championships in Jakarta, while Ko/Kim won the most recent match at Japan Open.
Ko/Kim beat Danes joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen in to sets yesterday, and Friday they won against the strong Chinese Xu Chen/Ma Jin in three. Ranked 7 in the world they have reached the semifinals at their last three tournaments. Most recent title was at the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei in July.
Ahmad/Natsir are second in the world ranking and won their semifinal against Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin. Their toughest match at this year’s Denmark Open was in second round where they were close to losing against Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Yu Yan Vanessa Neo, Singapore. They lost their last final (Korea Open) and their latest title was at the Asian Championships in April.
Women’s double: Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan, Korea – Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei, China
Men’s double: Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Korea – Liu Cheng/Lu Kai, China
Women’s single: Li Xuerui, China – P. V. Sindhu, India
Men’s single: Chen Long, China – Tommy Sugiarto, Indonesia